Glasses Specialist

Desert Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologists & Medical Aesthetics Specialists located in Palm Desert, CA & Palm Springs, CA

Whether you want statement frames or a subtle, flattering look, Dr. Wallace Goldban, MD, Dr. Lawrence Schwartz, MD, and their team at Desert Ophthalmology in Palm Springs and Palm Desert, California, offer fashionable and affordable frames. Options include frames from Prada, Tiffany, Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Fendi, Ray-Ban, and more, as well as state-of-the-art lenses to suit every prescription. If you’re due for a new pair of glasses or want to update your look, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Glasses Q & A

How often should I get new glasses?

You can get new eyeglasses as often as you like. Some people like to get new glasses when they need new prescriptions, while others might want to update their look with the latest fashionable frames from designers like Tiffany, Prada, Ray-Ban, Tom Ford, and Dolce & Gabbana.  

Dr. Goldban and Dr. Schwartz provide lens prescriptions that are good for a year, so you’ll need to have an eye exam at least once a year if you want new glasses.

How do I know if I need new glasses?

Some of the signs that you need new glasses include:

  • Frequent headaches
  • Squinting
  • Leaning toward your workstation or using the zoom function on the computer
  • Holding books, magazines, and mobile devices close to your face
  • Sensitivity to light

If you wear corrective lenses, you should have an eye exam every 12-24 months. You may find that when you were younger, your prescription changed annually and then settled down. However, as you get older the lenses in your eyes begin to get stiff and distort your vision, so you may need bifocals or reading glasses.

What should I expect during my eye exam?

After you check in with the friendly staff at Desert Ophthalmology, your doctor will run a series of tests to check your vision and the health of your eyes. Some of the tests you can expect include:

  • Visual acuity: reading the smallest possible line of letters and numbers from an eye chart
  • Ocular motility: tests how well your eyes move and change from focusing on one object to another
  • Refraction: the process of fine-tuning your eyeglasses prescription.
  • Slit lamp: exam of the inside of your cornea, iris, retina, and optic nerve
  • Glaucoma: test that measures the pressure in your eye

Regular eye exams at Desert Ophthalmology also help the doctors to detect any health problems early on.

How do I know what eyeglasses are right for me?

The team at Desert Ophthalmology can help you choose from among the latest styles in designer frames.

There are a few things you need to consider. First, what kind of frames do you want? Desert Ophthalmology carries the most fashionable frames at price points to suit every budget. The team can help you choose frames that suit your face and personal style.

You also need to consider your lenses. The higher your prescription, the thicker your lenses will be. You can choose from a variety of high-quality lenses, including high-index lenses. When you’re considering your lenses, you can also decide on if you want extra features like anti-glare coating.

If you’re due for an eye exam or want a new pair of glasses, call Desert Ophthalmology or make an appointment online today.