Glasses Specialist

Riverfront Eyecare

Optometrists located in Flint, MI & Saginaw, MI

Glasses are an effective way to bring the world into focus — but you need help from the experts at Riverfront Eyecare to get the best prescription and frames for your particular situation. At their two offices in Flint and Saginaw, Michigan, the skilled optometrists offer a full menu of custom prescription glasses lenses and stylish frames. Call either office or book an appointment online for glasses today.

Glasses Q&A

What eye conditions can glasses help with?

Glasses help with refractive errors. If you suffer from any of the following issues, glasses can correct your vision:

Myopia

Myopia, also called nearsightedness, is the most common refractive error in both children and adults. It means you have difficulty seeing at a distance. For example, if you're nearsighted, you may squint frequently without even realizing it. 

Hyperopia

Hyperopia, also called farsightedness, means you can see objects at a distance quite well. But, closer objects are far less distinct. 

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a condition in which irregular cornea shape makes it impossible to focus light on your retina. This leads to blurry vision at all distances. Astigmatism usually occurs alongside myopia or hyperopia.

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a change in the shape of your eye lens, which usually occurs around age 40. This condition happens to everyone, which is why most adults need reading glasses or transition into bifocal or multifocal lenses with two or more prescriptions as they age. 

Left untreated, these refractive errors can cause symptoms like:

  • Headaches
  • Eye strain
  • Hot-feeling eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Double vision
  • Tired-feeling eyes
  • Poor night vision

If you have any of the symptoms above, arrange an eye exam as soon as possible. Fortunately, eyeglasses from Riverfront Eyecare are a simple and easy solution. 

How do I get a glasses lens prescription?

Riverfront Eyecare performs comprehensive eye exams so children and adults can get glasses prescriptions they need. 

Eye exams evaluate your eyesight and determine the optimal lens strength. Your optometrist also evaluates your eye health, including screening for eye diseases like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. 

During visual acuity tests, you read from an eye chart, and your optometrist flips through a series of lenses to find those that work best to sharpen your vision. Each eye may have a different prescription, so the optometrist checks your eyes both together and individually. At the end of the exam, your optometrist gives you the prescription.

What kind of glasses frames are available?

Riverfront Eyecare offers a wide variety of frames from leading optical wear designers, including:

  • Coach®
  • Nicole Miller
  • Adrienne Vittadini®
  • Ray-Ban®
  • Michael Kors
  • Ann Taylor
  • Stetson
  • Sophia Loren
  • Sperry
  • Champion
  • Modern Optical

Riverfront Eyecare offers a wide selection of frames for children and adults so that your whole family can find the frames they love.

Riverfront Eyecare also offers a variety of glasses customizations, such as anti-glare lens coating, to make your glasses easy-to-wear. You can have prescription lenses in sunglass frames to protect your eyes from UV rays while seeing clearly, too.

For the best in glasses, call either of the two Riverfront Eyecare locations or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.