Eyeglass FAQs

Eyeglass FAQsHere at Randolph Eye Associates, we are happy to answer your questions regarding eyeglasses. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us at (781) 986-7400.

Can I be allergic to certain frames?
You may be allergic to the nickel in some metal frames. Some people can also be allergic to the nose pad. If this sounds like you, there are other materials we can use to work around this.

Why should I see an eye doctor if I have no problems seeing?
Although you may be able to see fine, there are other parts of the eye that you may not see or that may not affect your sight, so you won’t notice if they are worsening. Many eye diseases do not show themselves until it is too late. A regular checkup will allow us to spot any issues in your eyes, and we will work together to find a treatment plan so that they do not worsen.

Do I need bifocals?
Bifocals are worn typically by people who are over the age of 40. Bifocals will allow you to have both distance vision as well as near vision. They are used to help align the eyes. If you are over 40 and have difficulty performing tasks that require seeing close up, make sure to ask if bifocals are right for you.

How do I know which glasses to get?
There is no secret; we simply suggest trying on a lot of different pairs. You can ask our wonderful staff, who will give you honest opinions. We want to make sure that you are happy with your choice, so we will do everything that we can to ensure that this happens.

Why do I have such thick lenses?
There are three key factors that determine the thickness of your lens: your prescription, your personal measurements, and the size of your frames. If you are farsighted, your lenses will be thicker in the center. If you are nearsighted, your lenses will be thicker at the edges. If having thick lenses is an issue for you, we can steer you in the direction of our latest technology that are allows lenses to be 60% thinner. Just ask us!