Purpose of Eye test

You may need an eye test if you feel you’re experiencing a vision problem or your vision has changed. A visual acuity test is one part of a comprehensive eye examination.

Early testing and detection of vision problems can prevent issues from getting worse.

Optometrists, driver’s license bureaus, and many other organizations use this test to check your ability to see.

Refractive Errors

Normal vision occurs when light enters the eye and focuses directly on the retina. When light doesn’t focus properly, it results in a refractive error. A refraction eye exam can detect:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness) 
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness) .
  • Presbyopia 
  • Astigmatism 

Symptoms of Refractive Errors

The most common symptom is blurry vision. Other symptoms include:

  • Double vision
  • Hazy vision
  • Seeing a glare or halo around bright lights
  • Squinting
  • Headaches
  • Eye strain (when your eyes feel tired or sore)
  • Trouble focusing when reading or looking at a computer

If you wear glasses or contact lenses and still have these symptoms, you might need a new prescription. Talk to your eye doctor or optometrist and get an eye exam if you are having trouble with your vision.

Treatment for refractive errors

An Optometrist can correct refractive errors with glasses or contact lenses, and an Eye doctor can fix the refractive error with surgery.

Glasses. Eyeglasses are the simplest and safest way to correct refractive errors. Your Optometrist will prescribe the right eyeglass lenses to give you the clearest possible vision.

Contacts. Contact lenses sit on the surface of your eyes and correct refractive errors. Your Optometrist will fit you for the right lenses and show you how to clean and wear them safely.

Surgery. Some types of surgery, like laser eye surgery, can change the shape of your cornea to fix refractive errors. Your eye doctor can help you decide if surgery is right for you.

Talk over your options with your Optometrist. Remember these tips:

  • See your optometrist for eye exams regularly
  • Tell your optometrist if your vision gets worse or if you are having problems with your glasses or contact lenses
  • Encourage family members to get checked for refractive errors, since they can run in families


1. It makes us see things clearer

As what stated a while ago, eyeglasses helps us to see things clearer especially when we have myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Moreover, eyeglasses are great to help with vision-related migraines.

2. It Helps Us To Read Easier

It is common for adults to read newspapers and books but sometimes they have difficulties in recognizing the letters because their vision becomes hazy.

3. It Protects Us From The Sun

UV radiation that comes from the sun give harmful effect to our eyes thus, sunglasses or eyeglasses is very important to wear. In addition, sunglasses right now has polarized lenses which helps to block horizontal glare.

4. Eyeglasses are Fashionable and it makes you look smarter

Nowadays, it is common to people with or without prescription to wear glasses as an accessory. Well, I must say that eyeglasses are perfect for any outfit and aside from being stylish it protects our eyes against unnecessary eye pollutants regardless of prescriptions. Moreover, it boosts confidence in us because we often look smarter like a genius when we wear it.


There are many other reasons to wear eyeglasses but regardless of the reasons, the point here is to take care of our eyes. We must take extra care of our eyes because this is the only organ that enables us to see things. Without it, we can’t be able to perform daily tasks the usual way and it will be harder for us to appreciate the beauty of the world.



These are the kind most are so familiar with. If you’ve got a prescription for common refractive errors like nearsightedness or farsightedness, this kind will be the ideal choice. They provide the vision correction most people need without frames and lenses, which some find necessary for different lifestyles and activities. But if you have astigmatism, something else is needed.


Specialty contact lenses can also provide unique benefits—but either way, a professional contact lens fitting makes all the difference. Equally critical is an eye exam suited to contact lens wear. With this kind of diligence, your optometrist can supply you with a specialty contact lens for more unique forms of refractive error.


For patients with presbyopia, multifocal contact lenses perform in the same way your bifocal glasses might, rendering different zones of focus with different prescription strengths. These contact lenses offer similar correction despite the refractive error being far more complex!

For patients with astigmatism, multifocal with a Toric design can correct unique refractive errors that sit on your eye right side up, so you can enjoy contact lens experience that single-vision contacts could never provide you!


Scleral contacts are another specialty contact lens that can even help patients getting treatment for dry eye disease. These lenses vault over your cornea and trap a small reservoir of water on your cornea, while correcting your vision.


Ortho-K lenses are kind of like prosthetics for your cornea, and they take the form of contact lenses. The contoured and mapped rigidity gently reshapes your cornea at night so you can go without contacts during the day. The effect is temporary so you have to keep wearing them at night, but they’re contacts that lend you some freedom from daytime contact lens wear.


Once you have the right contact lens chosen between you and your optometrist, you can start enjoying the benefits of daily or regular contact lens wear. We name a few that stand out.

  • Contact lenses grant a more natural look, as they are worn directly on the eyes.
  • Contact lenses do not obstruct vision or reflect anything in view.
  • Contact lenses provide an entire field of focused viewing, which is vital for drivers and sports players.
  • Contact lenses are light to wear and do not result in discomfort when applied and cared for properly.
  • Contact lenses do not fog up, even when you’re wearing a medical facemask.
  • Contact lenses can project a healthy, youthful look.
  • Contact lenses let you use wraparound sunglasses for total, 360-degree UV protection.
  • Contact lenses do not blur vision.
  • Contacts can be a line of defense against some UV radiation and pollutants threatening your eyes.


You need to develop good habits when wearing or using contact lenses. Make sure your hands are clean all the time before touching your contact lenses. Never sleep with your contact lenses on unless your doctor instructs you.

You also shouldn’t shower, use a hot tub, and especially swim with your contact lenses still on. Lastly, always bring a contact lens solution with you. These simple tips will keep your eyes clean and your contact lenses in excellent condition.


If all goes well, you won’t need contacts after refractive laser eye surgeries like LASIK

But as much as we love LASIK, it’s not for everyone. Some patients endure higher risks for this kind of surgery, so we recommend those who stand an excellent chance at full recovery. If there’s a chance it might not go that well, eyewear like contact lenses and stylish glasses are your friend—and one the best ways to express your fashion sense.


In particular, contact lenses can be breathable, moisture preserving, and comfortable, especially at times when air quality puts a toll on your eye health. Long term, they’re an excellent choice that fits into your morning routine—and your life—smoothly.

As mentioned, before you buy contact lenses, make sure you visit an experienced eye doctor near you, We can fit you with a pair of contact lenses that match the specific needs of your eyes. If you need more tips, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Give us a call at (973) 17003511 , (973) 34561446 to learn more about our eye services. We will be ready to assist you with your needs.