Glasses services offered in Buena Park, CA

How do glasses work?

Glasses, or eyeglasses, are used to correct vision problems. After your Eye Tech Optometric Center provider examines your eyes and tests your vision to create your lens prescription, it’s up to you to decide between glasses, contact lenses, or corrective eye surgery to see clearly again. 

If you opt for glasses, you’ll be asked to choose a frame for your prescription lenses. Eye Tech Optometric Center offers a wide variety of frames, most of which are durably made of plastic or metal.

In addition to eyeglasses, Eye Tech Optometric Center also offers an array of sunglasses to help protect your eyes from the sun.

What are the benefits of choosing glasses over contact lenses?

In some cases, your provider may recommend that you choose glasses over contact lenses for medical reasons. Glasses are a top choice because:

  • You don’t need to touch your eyes, as with contact lenses
  • Frames add a personalized, fashionable touch to your appearance
  • Eyeglasses can protect your eyes from dust and wind
  • They don’t irritate dry or sensitive eyes
  • They are cheaper than contact lenses in the long term
  • They are low-maintenance

In most cases, the choice is up to you. If you aren’t comfortable with the idea of touching your eye, or if you are unable to keep to a strict regimen of care and replacement with contact lenses, eyeglasses may be the better option.

What types of lenses are available for glasses?

There are several general types of lenses that you may need based on the kind of vision that you have:

Concave lenses

Concave lenses curve toward your eye from the frame and are thinnest in the center. You’ll need these if you’re nearsighted.

Convex lenses

For patients who are farsighted, convex lenses work sort of like a magnifying glass. They are thickest in the center of the lens.

Cylindrical lenses

Cylindrical lenses are custom-curved more in one direction than the other. They’re generally prescribed to correct astigmatism.


Often used for reading, bifocals include two viewing areas for patients whose vision needs correcting at multiple distances.

There are many other options to consider when purchasing eyeglasses. You can opt for sunglass lenses, lenses that automatically darken in direct sunlight to protect your eyes from ultraviolet radiation, or customized shatterproof glasses for sports and other activities.

If your vision needs an extra boost, call Eye Tech Optometric Center or schedule an appointment online to explore your options for glasses.