Eye Glasses Specialist

Steven L. Cahan, M.D. -  - General Ophthalmology

Steven L. Cahan, M.D.

General Ophthalmology located in Asheville, NC

While eyeglasses improve your vision, they are also a great accessory. If you have to wear glasses every day, you want to have attractive frames and the best possible lenses that suit your facial shape and personal style. At his practice in Asheville, North Carolina, Dr. Steven L. Cahan offers a wide variety of frames and lenses. He and his team help you choose the frames and lenses that best correct your vision and look great on your face. If you need new glasses or want to update your frames, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Eye Glasses Q & A

How often should I get new eyeglasses?

You can get new eyeglasses as often as you like. It’s common to get new glasses every 1-2 years, even if your prescription doesn’t change. Dr. Cahan encourages you to have your vision tested at least every two years. If your prescription changes, you can choose new frames to go with your new prescription.

What are my options for lenses?

Dr. Cahan offers a variety of lenses that are suitable for different prescription strengths. Most lenses for eyeglasses are made from shatter-resistant plastic and have a UV coating to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.

Dr. Cahan also offers high index lenses. High index lenses are made from ultra-light materials and are an attractive option if you have a high prescription and want to avoid the “coke bottle” look that often develops with high prescription lenses.

If you are developing presbyopia — an age-related condition that makes it difficult for you to see objects that are close to you — you may benefit from bifocal, multifocal, or progressive lenses. Progressive lenses improve both near and farsightedness but don’t have the tell-tale line associated with bifocals.

Dr. Cahan also provides tinted lenses and Transitions® lenses to help you see with comfort whether you’re inside or outdoors. He also offers safety lenses for athletes, children, and people who need them for work.

How do I know which frame design is best for me?

Dr. Cahan and his optician can help you choose frames that look great and will support your prescription lenses. You can choose from a wide variety of designs, ranging from budget to designer frames.

Dr. Cahan and his team discuss your needs and personal style with you, and provide advice on what style is best for your prescription. For example, if you have a high prescription for nearsightedness, you can reduce thickness by choosing small rounded frames. You may also be better off choosing plastic frames that fully encompass your lenses to cover any thick edges.

If you’re due for an eye exam or want new eyeglasses, call or book an appointment online today.