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Hawaii Vision Specialists

Ophthalmology & Optometry located in Hilo, HI

If you’re one of the 75% of American men and women who rely on glasses or contacts, you depend on today’s technology to help you see clearly in all situations. Whether you need reading glasses, or glasses to see far away, the experienced doctors at Hawaii Vision Specialists in Hilo, Hawaii, provide comprehensive eye exams, diagnostic testing, and a wide array of glasses to correct your vision and fit your lifestyle. If you need new glasses or need to update an old prescription, call the office to schedule an appointment.

Glasses Q & A

What vision conditions can glasses correct?

For most people, glasses can correct imperfect vision and age-related vision changes that can become common as you get older. For the most part, after a comprehensive eye exam to make sure your eyes are healthy and an underlying medical condition isn’t the cause of your vision problems, glasses can improve your sight. Conditions usually treatable with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, include:

Myopia, or nearsightedness

This is when you can’t see objects that are far away clearly, but you can see objects up close.

Hyperopia, or farsightedness

This is when you can see objects that far away, but objects up close are unclear.


This is an age-related condition in which you have trouble focusing up close.


This is a condition where your eyeball has an irregular curve, which causes refractive errors and distorts vision.

You may want glasses and contact lenses so you have the option of wearing either. Many people like to wear glasses for work and switch to contacts when they participate in sports or recreational activities.

What types of glasses do you offer?

Glasses are as much a fashion accessory as they are functional, so at Hawaii Vision Specialists, they offer a wide selection of frames and lenses to improve your vision, provide protection from ultraviolet light, and allow you to express your individual style. BluBlocker® technology is state-of-the-art when it comes to filtering out the sun’s blue light. This technology allows you to see objects sharper and clearer, and it reduces your need to squint, a habit that can lead to wrinkles around your eyes.

The team also offers Crizal® no-glare lenses, which offer the clearest vision possible and are resistant to scratches and smudges. And, if you need progressive lenses for clear vision at every distance, from up close to far away, they offer Varilux® progressives.

Can I still wear contacts even if I have astigmatism?

Today’s advanced contact lens technology makes it possible for you to wear contacts even if you have astigmatism. Your eye specialist will perform a comprehensive lens fitting exam and recommend the best type of lenses for you. Soft, toric lenses are often a great choice for comfort and astigmatism correction.

The knowledgeable team at Hawaii Vision Specialists will customize your vision plan to include glasses and contacts that fit your needs. Call today to schedule an exam.