Eyeglasses Specialist

Killeen Vision Source

Optometrist located in Killeen, TX

The right eyeglass prescription can have a significant impact on the way you experience the world. At your Killeen Vision Source in Killeen, Texas, Dr. Austin Ruiz provides comprehensive vision screenings to determine if you need glasses. They also offer an extensive inventory of stylish frames for every taste. Schedule an eye exam by calling the office or using the convenient online booking feature.

Eyeglasses Q & A

What types of eyeglasses are available?

Your doctor may prescribe eyeglasses if you have trouble with your vision due to medical conditions or age-related loss of visual acuity.

Eyeglasses fall into two categories:

  • Single vision lenses: provide uniform correction for a single vision problem, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism
  • Multifocal lenses: provide both distance and close-up vision correction

Multifocal lenses are available in several types, including bifocals that offer a different prescription on the bottom half of the lens to improve vision when reading. Trifocals offer correction for distance, midrange, and close-up vision.

Progressive lenses are also available. These function much like bifocals and trifocals but offer smoother transitions between the lens types.

What are eyeglasses made of?

Glass lenses used to make up the majority of eyeglasses, but modern technology continues to advance, and most lenses are now constructed of plastic. Plastic lenses offer more flexibility and safety than their glass predecessors. They also offer UV light-blocking properties to protect your eyes, and they are typically lighter than glass.

If you are active in physical activities or sports, Dr. Ruiz may recommend a polycarbonate lens that offers impact resistance. If your eyeglass prescription is strong, they may suggest ordering a high index lens. These lenses allow you to have the correct vision strength in a light, thin, plastic lens and avoid a heavy, "coke-bottle" lens.

Special coatings are also available for protecting the plastic lens and help prevent:

  • Lens scratching
  • Eye strain
  • Glares and reflections
  • UV light eye damage

How do I choose the right eyeglasses?

Dr. Ruiz will recommend the best type of lens and coating based on your specific prescription and visual needs. Following your eye exam, you will have the opportunity to try on a variety of eyeglass frames to find the look that suits your personal style.

Once you choose your frame, the expert staff at your Killeen Vision Source measures specific areas of your face to ensure a good fit.

A professional laboratory creates your lenses, which takes a few days. We also offer same-day service on some prescription in our in-office laboratory. The helpful staff at your Killeen Vision Source then contacts you when your glasses are available for pickup.

Call for an appointment today or book online if you are in need of new eyeglasses.