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Eyeglasses Specialist

Gold Canyon Eye Center -  - Optometry

Gold Canyon Eye Center

Optometry located in Gold Canyon, AZ

There’s a reason eyeglasses remain popular, even through countless advances in optical technology and eye care. Glasses are a reliable and effective option to correct vision problems, including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. Gold Canyon Eye Center, located in Gold Canyon, Arizona, has frames and lenses to fit your eye care needs and sense of style, including prescription sunglasses. To get a prescription for eyeglasses, schedule an eye exam at Gold Canyon Eye Center online or by phone today.

Eyeglasses Q & A

What are the advantages of eyeglasses?

Contact lenses and laser eye surgery are increasingly popular options for people with refractive errors. However, that doesn’t mean they’re right for you. Many people prefer to wear glasses over contacts. They’re a convenient, effective option for correcting refractive errors, which include nearsightedness, farsightedness, and presbyopia.

Advantages of eyeglasses include:

  • Almost anyone can safely wear glasses

  • They’re more affordable than contacts or surgery

  • You don’t have to replace them as often as contacts

  • Glasses are less work to take care of than contacts 

  • Glasses don’t directly touch your eyeballs, so they’re far less likely to cause side effects

  • You may find glasses more comfortable than contacts if you have dry eyes, sensitive eyes, or allergies 

  • Your glasses can protect your eyes from wind, dust, and debris

With advances in optical technology and design, there’s sure to be a pair of glasses for you at Gold Canyon Eye Center.


Why is it important to wear sunglasses?

Sunglasses are more than just a fashion statement. They’re an important tool to protect your eyesight against damage from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays.

The best way to prevent the harmful effects of UV exposure on your eyes is wearing sunglasses with 100% protection from UV rays when you’re outside. In fact, you shouldn’t save sunglasses for just sunny days. It’s a good idea to have them on throughout daylight hours, even if it’s cloudy because UV rays can find their way through clouds.

In addition to UV protection, you may find it more comfortable to be outdoors when you wear sunglasses. It’s frustrating having to squint all the time, and some people are especially sensitive to brightness and glare. Wearing sunglasses during the day can also help you adjust more easily to darkness.


How do I know which glasses are right for me?

Gold Canyon Eye Center offers a wide selection of designer frames, so there’s sure to be something that works well with your personality, lifestyle, face shape, and vision needs. Specialty frames and lenses available include:

  • Prescription and nonprescription sunglasses

  • Prescription and nonprescription sports goggles

  • Light-adaptive lenses

  • Computer glasses

  • Reading glasses

  • Multifocal and progressive lenses

  • Coated lenses, including anti-reflective, scratch-resistant, anti-fog, and UV protection

If you need a new pair of glasses or are overdue for an eye exam, call Gold Canyon Eye Center or schedule an appointment online today.