Eye Glasses Specialist

Eye 2 Eye Vision Center

Matthew Gada, OD

Optometrist located in Williamsburg, VA

With hundreds of frame styles to choose from, many see eyeglasses as a way to express themselves through fashion. Choosing eyeglasses to correct your vision has other benefits too, like letting your eyes breathe if they’re easily irritated or prone to dryness. Eye 2 Eye Vision Center in Williamsburg, Virginia, offers a large selection of designer and name brand frames, and Dr. Matthew Gada ensures that your prescription is up to date for each new pair. Visit the office or make an appointment with your eye doctor via phone or online to explore your choices for eyeglasses today.

Eye Glasses

How do eyeglasses work?

Eyeglasses are used to correct vision problems. After Dr. Gada examines your eyes and tests your vision to create your lens prescription, it’s up to you to decide between glasses, contact lenses, or corrective eye surgery to see clearly again. If you opt for glasses, you’ll be asked to choose a frame for your prescription lenses. Eye 2 Eye Vision Center offers a wide variety of frames, most of which are durably made of plastic or metal.

What are the benefits of choosing eyeglasses over contact lenses?

In some cases, Dr. Gada may recommend that you choose glasses over contact lenses for medical reasons. Glasses are a top choice because:

  • You don’t need to touch your eyes, as with contact lenses
  • Frames add a personalized, fashionable touch to your appearance
  • Eyeglasses can protect your eyes from dust and wind
  • They don’t irritate dry or sensitive eyes
  • They are cheaper than contact lenses in the long term
  • They are low-maintenance

In most cases, the choice is up to you. If you aren’t comfortable with the idea of touching your eye, or if you are unable to keep to a strict regimen of care and replacement with contact lenses, eyeglasses may be the better option.

What types of lenses are available for eyeglasses?

There are several general types of lenses that you may need based on the kind of vision that you have:

Concave lenses

Concave lenses curve toward your eye from the frame and are thinnest in the center. You’ll need these if you’re nearsighted.

Convex lenses

For patients who are farsighted, convex lenses work sort of like a magnifying glass. They are thickest in the center of the lens.

Cylindrical lenses

Cylindrical lenses are custom-curved more in one direction than the other. They’re generally prescribed to correct astigmatism.


Often used for reading, bifocals include two viewing areas for patients whose vision needs correcting at multiple distances.

There are many other options to consider when purchasing eyeglasses. You can opt lenses that automatically darken in direct sunlight to protect your eyes from ultraviolet radiation, and you can get customized shatterproof glasses for sports and other activities.

If your vision needs an extra boost, call Eye 2 Eye Vision Center or schedule an appointment online to explore your options for eyeglasses.