Eyeglasses and Contacts in Baton Rouge, LA

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About Eyeglasses and Contacts

At Baton Rouge Eye Physicians, we offer premier eye care services, including corrective eyewear contacts for common refractive errors. Tuminello Optical offers eyeglasses for our patients and is conveniently located next to our office. Eyeglasses and contacts are the most popular forms of treatment for improving visual impairments, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, age-related vision loss, and astigmatism. Our on-site optical center is well stocked with a full range of fashionable frames and name-brand contacts for the entire family. So, whether you are a first-time wearer or need to update your prescription, call our eye clinic in Baton Rouge, LA to book an appointment. Our caring team is here to help you pick out the right glasses or contacts that suits your unique personality and lifestyle.

What Are the Benefits of Eyeglasses and Contacts?

Eyeglasses and contacts can each be great options for individuals who have visual impairments. At Baton Rouge Eye Physicians, we will make sure that you have the prescription that is right for you, regardless of whether you choose eyeglasses, contact lenses, or both.

Benefits of eyeglasses include:

  • Less expensive than contacts
  • Requires less maintenance than contacts
  • Protection from environmental elements and eye dryness
  • Reduction of eye strain
  • Myriad styles of frames and lenses are available for the perfect look

Benefits of contact lenses include:

  • Freedom to exercise and play sports without glasses
  • Easier insertion methods than in the past
  • Improved technology to treat multiple vision conditions
  • They don’t fog in various seasons and climates
  • Gives the wearer a more complete field of vision

Candidates For Eyeglasses And Contacts

The best candidates for eyeglasses or contact lenses at Baton Rouge Eye Physicians include women, men, teens, and children who:

  • Have myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia, or astigmatism
  • Need vision correction
  • Experience blurry, double, or fuzzy vision
  • Have to squint to focus
  • Have difficulty reading small print
  • Are having headaches related to eye strain
  • Have good overall eye health

Selecting Eyeglasses or Contacts

Throughout your exam and lens consultation, we will guide you through making the best choices for your individual needs and goals. At Baton Rouge Eye Physicians, we proudly direct a lot of effort and attention to making sure you end up with the ideal pair of glasses or the most comfortable contact lenses. Moreover, we will help you remain close to your desired budget. Plus, we are happy to teach a complete training process for how to put in and take out contacts for all ages.

What is the follow-up after eyeglasses and contacts?

Generally, patients don't need to return for a follow-up appointment if they only opted for eyeglasses. For those who receive contact lenses, Dr. Peavy will schedule a follow-up in a few weeks to check that the contacts fit well and are working properly. Everyone should remember, however, that follow-up visits cannot substitute for regular complete eye exams. Complete eye exams need to occur no less than every other year. At complete eye exams, we will check the general health of your eyes, along with your lens prescription, to determine if it is ready to be adjusted.

Eyeglasses and Contacts FAQ

How much do eyeglasses cost?

The exact price of your eyeglasses will depend on the brand and style of your choosing. If you're unsure about how to find a style you like or one that fits your budget, our friendly staff are always willing to help you find the right pair to complement your face and wallet.

What are the disadvantages of contact lenses?

While contact lenses offer countless advantages, there are a few disadvantages to keep in mind when making the decision to switch to contacts. These include risks, such as:

  • Blockage of oxygen to the eyes
  • Dry eyes
  • Irritation
  • Diminished corneal reflex
  • Corneal abrasion
  • Red Eye or conjunctivitis

Are contact lenses better than glasses?

This will depend on the specific preferences of the patient. While contact lenses create a wider field of view and aren't easily affected by the weather, some patients simply don't find them comfortable or don't want to deal with taking them in and out every day. Additionally, while some patients choose contacts for the aesthetic appeal, many people purchase glasses for the exact same reason.

Are eyeglasses more expensive than contact lenses?

No, they are not. This is due to the fact that eyeglasses typically only need to be replaced every 1 – 3 years depending on how often your vision changes. Contact lenses on the other hand, need to be replaced more often, especially daily wear contacts, making them usually less cost-effective than eyeglasses. During your consultation, we can give you an estimate of how much it will cost to wear contact lenses and eyeglasses so you can choose which is best for your budget.

How long can you wear contact lenses?

It depends on which type of contact lenses you choose. Daily wear contact lenses are worn, on average, for about 16 hours and are removed when you go to bed at night. Extended wear contacts can be worn overnight and for up to 1 – 4 weeks. We will give you complete instructions for wearing and caring for your contact lenses including how long you can wear them.

Help Your Child Improve Their Vision

If you have noticed changes in your vision or are squinting your eyes to see, it may be time to set up an appointment with an eye doctor. At Baton Rouge Eye Physicians, our skilled team of ophthalmologists has helped countless families discover the right solution for their vision concerns. In many cases, eyeglasses and/or contacts are all it takes to restore healthy, clear vision. Reach out to our office in Baton Rouge, LA to schedule a comprehensive eye exam today.

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