Back then, wearing eyeglasses was considered nothing more than a necessary annoyance to be endured by people suffering from refractive errors. Today’s eyeglasses, however, are comfortable, stylish, lightweight, and more capable than ever of providing you with razor-sharp vision. Here at Wardell Vision Center in Billings, MT, we’re more than happy to determine your corrective prescription and fit you with eyeglasses that suit your practical needs and fashion sense.

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Benefits of Eyeglasses

Eyeglasses work by changing the way incoming light is refracted before it reaches your eyes. This is especially helpful for people whose corneas, lenses, or eyeballs cannot refract light correctly on their own. Ideally, light is focused by the lens of the eye so that it strikes the back of the eye precisely, allowing the retina to send clear images to the brain. Refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism impair that normal process, blurring vision. By changing the way light refracts, your glasses can compensate for your individual vision issues.

These days, people with vision problems have access to alternatives such as contact lenses and LASIK surgery. But eyeglasses remain a reliable, affordable way to correct vision while also serving as fashion accessories that enhance your looks.

The Perfect Lenses, Lens Coatings, and Frames for Your Needs

Our optometrists in Billing can determine whether you need eyeglasses by performing an eye and vision exam. Vision testing lets us calculate your specific corrective prescription. If you have a simple case of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, we can fit you with single-vision lenses optimized for that kind of correction. If you also have presbyopia, a condition that affects your near vision, you may need multi-focal lenses such as bifocals, trifocals, or progressive lenses. You can get these lenses in a variety of plastics, allowing you to choose between affordability, shatter-resistance, lightness, and other desirable qualities.

Your eyeglasses can also be enhanced by different kinds of lens coatings. We can help you select options such as:

  • Anti-fog coatings to keep your vision clear in humid environments
  • Anti-glare coatings that minimize distracting, blinding reflections
  • Anti-scratch coatings to make your lenses less vulnerable to damage
  • Tints that boost contrast or provide other specialized benefits

You’ll enjoy browsing our wide range of designer frames. We can help you select frames that suit your complexion, the shape of your face, your personal tastes, and any specific corrective concerns, such as selecting large-enough frames to allow for plenty of near-vision correction in multi-focal lenses.

Ready to fall in love with your next pair of eyeglasses? Call (406) 281-8480 for an appointment at Wardell Vision Center in Billings, MT.