Myopia Control

3 Reasons Why You Might Need Bifocal Lenses

If you've recently had an eye exam at Helmus Optometry Davis, CA you may have found out that you need bifocal lenses. This means that your eye doctor has identified an issue with your vision that is causing you to be unable to see clearly, and he knows that these glasses will help you. There is a variety of reasons why a person may need bifocals. Today, we're discussing three of the most common reasons we see.

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1. Presbyopia

As we age, it's normal for our vision to start to deteriorate. If you're around the age of 40, you may have started to notice that it's getting harder to see objects up close or to read small print like instruction manuals or medicine bottles. If you find yourself holding the restaurant menu out further from your sight, requiring more light to read with than you used to, or having trouble focusing when you look at something far away and then something close to you, you may have developed presbyopia. This is very common and a new pair of eyeglasses is all you'll need to feel normal again.

2. Accommodative Dysfunction

Sometimes, even children need bifocal lenses. It is possible for children to develop eyesight problems that require stronger corrective lenses than the average prescription. These conditions are often identified when a child has trouble reading in school and maintaining focus on objects when transitioning from distance vision to near, such as during gym time or on the playground. If your child is easily fatigued by reading or focusing on moving objects, you may wish to visit the eye doctor for a pediatric eye exam.

3. Accommodative Esotropia

If your child has had a pediatric eye exam and is found to be extremely farsighted, they may have developed a condition called accommodative esotropia. This is a common type of strabismus that results from one of the eyes straining to compensate for the farsighted eye. It can appear that your child has a crossed eye when they try to focus on reading or seeing things at a distance. Getting your child set up with eyeglasses that have bifocal lenses can completely eliminate the problem.

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You can count on Helmus Optometry Davis, CA for all your optometry needs. To schedule an appointment, give us a call at (530) 902-3862 or contact us online. We'll be happy to discuss you or your child's current vision issues and what we can do to help you see clearly again.

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  • This was my first time getting glasses & I was very pleased with how lovely the staff was! In addition, all of my questions were answered thoroughly & I loved how in-depth my prescription was described to me. The selection of glasses is wonderful! Love, love, love Helmus Optometry! 

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  • My experience with Dr. Joann Helmus and the team at Helmus Optometry was excellent from start to finish. Office staff were kind and professional. I was confident in the quality and thoroughness of Dr. Helmus' exam. I have already recommended the practice to others. Many thanks to Helmus Optometry for the excellent care!

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  • For over twenty years I have seen Dr. Joann Helmus annually as my optometrist. The very high standard of service and technical knowledge of both doctor and staff has never wavered. Consistently modernizing their examination equipment in providing the most up-to-date exams and accurate prescriptions. Their selection of eyeglass frames is most complete range of style choices. The staff are very knowledgeable of insurance allowances, and discussed with me the many options available. Have many times and will continue recommending this outstanding optometric office to family and friends.

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  • Extremely professional, kind, helpful, staff from top to bottom! Exam was thorough and well diagnosed. Best glasses fitting ever, and that is with progressives. Quick service. I feel staff is very knowledgeable and willing to go to any extent to spend time with you and be helpful. Just moved to Davis and this is a great find. Highly recommend!!

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  • My family have been coming here for years! Always exceptional service and spend the time to figure our insurance coverage details. Highly recommended!!!

    - Pete K.
  • Everyone was so nice and accommodating. Dr. Helmus was very sweet and took the time to really talk to me like a person and not just another dollar sign. They also had a nice selection of glasses in many different styles and price ranges. Most insurance policies are covered here as well. Definitely a plus! They'll always have my business! 

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