Prescription Glasses & Contact Lenses Specialist

Amirikia Eye Center

Optometry & Ophthalmology & Retina Specialists located in Pontiac, MI

Vision is a subjective experience; people are often unaware that they don’t see the world in the clearest or sharpest manner. That can be especially true for vision issues that develop over time. Receiving prescription glasses or contact lenses can make an astounding difference in the way that you see and experience the world. If you live in or near Pontiac, Michigan, reach out to Amirikia Eye Center today to book an appointment. An online scheduling tool makes it easy to meet with Dr. Arezo Amirikia to discuss your vision needs.

Prescription Glasses & Contact Lenses Q & A

What are some signs that I may need glasses?

As you age, you can expect changes in your eyesight. Certain signs suggest that it’s time to schedule an eye exam and find out if you need prescription glasses.

Schedule an appointment if you experience:

  • Frequent headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Halo effects around artificial light sources
  • Urge to rub your eyes
  • Need to reposition reading material to improve focus
  • Frequent eye fatigue or strain
  • Urge to squint to see properly

Will using “readers” hurt my eyesight?

Many people turn to over-the-counter reading glasses as they notice a decline in their vision. These glasses are magnifying lenses mounted in eyeglass frames.

Readers can help you with specific tasks, such as reading small print or completing particular projects like removing a splinter or untangling thread. Readers aren’t a replacement for a professional eye exam, however, and can’t match the power of prescription eyeglasses.

The benefit of an eye exam and prescription glasses is the opportunity to customize the lenses to suit your specific vision needs. Very often, people require one strength lens for one eye, and a different strength for the other. Prescription glasses can also correct distance vision, which no reader can accomplish.

Even after you receive prescription glasses, you may still find readers useful for scenarios where a stronger magnification is necessary for a short period, or while waiting for repairs to damaged glasses.

Are contact lenses safe for my eyes?

As many as 40 million Americans use contact lenses to correct their vision. Some prefer the convenience of wearing these corrective lenses while others are drawn to their aesthetic appeal.

There’s no doubt that contact lenses offer improved vision and can positively affect people who are nearsighted or farsighted, have astigmatism, or have difficulty focusing.

Wearing contact lenses requires you to position the lenses over the surface of your eyes directly. That means that hygiene is essential for preventing severe infection. Fortunately, when you receive your new contact lenses, Dr. Gourwitz reviews proper hygiene and handling instructions with you.

It’s also important to avoid wearing your contact lenses for longer than directed. Your eyes need a periodic break from corrective lenses and the lenses require replacing or cleaning from time to time.

If you’d like to learn more about whether contact lenses are right for you, schedule a consultation with Amirikia Eye Center at your earliest convenience.  

 

Amirikia Eye Center accepts these vision carriers:

  • Spectera
  • Davis
  • VSP
  • Eyemed
  • Heritage
  • Superior Vision
  • BCBS
  • NVA
  • Met Life