Eyeglasses Specialist

Jason Eugenides, OD -  - Optometrist

Vanderbilt Optical

Jason Eugenides, OD

Optometrist located in Naples, FL

Do you have trouble seeing objects either close up or far away? If your eyesight is fading, you might experience headaches, dry eyes, or blurry vision. To correct this problem, visit Dr. Jason Eugenides at Vanderbilt Optical. Serving patients in Naples, Florida, Dr. Eugenides and his staff can help you select the right pair of eyeglasses that are both functional and stylish.

Eyeglasses Q & A

Do I need eyeglasses?

The best way to determine whether you need eyeglasses is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Eugenides for a comprehensive eye exam. While each patient experiences vision problems differently, you might need eyeglasses if you have some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Poor night vision, particularly when driving
  • Fatigue or eye strain after reading or using a computer
  • Halos, spots, or flashes of light in the corners of your eyes
  • Frequent squinting or blinking
  • Recurring headaches

You may also notice that you can’t read road signs or close-up text or that you aren’t able to focus quickly.

How do I get eyeglasses?

Getting eyeglasses starts with an eye exam at Vanderbilt Optical. Dr. Eugenides conducts this exam, during which he tests your eyesight and also assesses the health of your eyes.

Based on your ability to identify words and letters with each eye, he can tell if you are nearsighted or farsighted. If you’re nearsighted, you can see something easily when you’re close to it, but you probably have trouble seeing objects that are far away. If you’re farsighted, the opposite is true: You have clear vision when looking at distant objects, but blurry vision when viewing something close.

The clarity of each eye corresponds to a specific number, and these numbers make up your vision prescription. Once Dr. Eugenides has determined this, he can help you pick out a pair of eyeglasses and have them fitted to match your prescription.

What are the benefits of eyeglasses?

While many people today opt for contact lenses, eyeglasses are still useful and convenient for many patients. You can switch between eyeglasses and contacts, or you can use glasses exclusively.

Glasses are generally less expensive than contact lenses, and they are easier to remove and put back on multiple times during the day. Unlike contacts, glasses are less likely to irritate your eyes or cause dryness. Glasses also protect against foreign objects entering your eyes, like pollen or dust.

To learn more about eyeglasses at Vanderbilt Optical, schedule an appointment with Dr. Eugenides today by calling the office or booking online.