Primary Location

5465 Mountain Iron Dr

Virginia, MN 55792

(218) 741-3000

Eyeglasses FAQ

If you're considering getting eyeglasses, you probably have a lot of questions. While some questions are specific to your situation, others are more common. At Advanced Optical in Virginia, MN, we have over eighteen years of experience helping patients with their vision problems. Over the years, we have heard just about every question there is about eyeglasses. Here are just a few of the most common questions we get, along with their answers.


How Often Will I Need to Replace My Eyeglasses?

The frequency with which you'll need to replace your eyeglasses depends on a few factors, including how well you take care of them and how often your prescription changes. On average, most people need to replace their glasses every one to three years. However, if you take good care of your glasses and don't have a lot of changes in your vision, you may be able to stretch that to five years or more.

Will Wearing Glasses weaken My Eyes?

No, wearing glasses will not weaken your eyes. If you have a vision problem, wearing glasses or contacts is the best way to protect your eyes. Not wearing corrective lenses when you need them can cause your eyes to strain, which can lead to headaches and other problems.

How Do I Know What Type of Lens Is Right for Me?

The type of lens you need depends on your vision problem and your lifestyle. If you have a more serious vision problem, you may need bifocals or trifocals. If you have a less serious vision problem, you may be able to get by with single-vision prescription lenses. And if you lead an active lifestyle, you may want to consider shatter-resistant lenses or lenses that are treated to resist scratches.

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Eyeglasses?

Eyeglasses have several advantages. They are relatively inexpensive, they can be easily replaced if lost or broken, and they don't require any type of surgery. On the downside, they can be a hassle to keep clean and they can fog up in humid or cold weather. They can also slip down your nose if they don't fit properly.

Can I Wear Contact Lenses Instead?

Whether or not you can wear contact lenses instead of glasses depends on the severity of your vision problem. An eye exam with your optometrist will determine if contact prescription lenses are an option for you. So, if you're considering getting eyeglasses, make an appointment with the specialist, Advanced Optical.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Eye Doctor in Virginia, MN

If you're considering getting eyeglasses, the team at Advanced Optical can help. We offer comprehensive eye exams and carry a wide selection of frames and lenses to suit every need. We serve patients in Virginia, MN, and the surrounding communities. Call us today at (218) 741-3000 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor. 

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you.


Find us on the map

Office Hours

















By Appt.