Glasses Specialist

Iris Eye Care & Contact Lens Gallery

Optometrist located in Albuquerque, NM

If you experience vision changes or have difficulty seeing at near or far distances, glasses can help perfect your vision and improve your quality of life. At Iris Eye Care & Contact Lens Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico, expert optometric physician and optometrist Dr. Puneet Rastogi, and his team screen you for vision problems and prescribe glasses or contact lenses for vision correction. Request an eye exam with the team at Iris Eye Care & Contact Lens Gallery by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.

Glasses Q & A

What are glasses?

Glasses are vision correction lenses you can wear to improve:

  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Combinations of these

You might require glasses just for reading, or all of the time to restore your vision. Your Iris Eye Care & Contact Lens Gallery specialist offers prescription and regular sunglasses to protect your eyes from ultraviolet (UV) rays.

Are glasses right for me?

To determine if glasses are right for you, your Iris Eye Care & Contact Lens Gallery provider reviews your medical history. They complete vision testing and an eye exam and let you know if you require glasses or vision prescription changes. Signs you may need glasses include:

  • Chronic squinting
  • Blurry near or far vision
  • Other vision changes
  • Frequent headaches

In addition to glasses, you might be a good candidate for contact lenses or laser vision correction.

What happens during an eye exam?

During an eye exam at Iris Eye Care & Contact Lens Gallery, your provider may complete the following:


A dilated eye exam helps your optometrist detect eye diseases, such as glaucoma and cataracts. During the exam, they view the back portion of your eyes to look for signs of a problem.

Eye muscle tests

Eye muscle tests allow your optometrist to evaluate muscles responsible for eye movement. They can detect muscle weakness and poor eye-muscle coordination.

Visual acuity tests

Visual acuity tests help your eye doctor determine how well you see from near and far distances, to find out if corrective lenses are necessary.

Refraction assessment

Refraction tests also help your eye doctor determine if you require corrective lenses. They use a computerized refractor device to determine which type of lenses are right for you.

Color vision testing

Color vision tests measure your ability to distinguish between and properly see different colors.

Slit-lamp examination

During a slit-lamp examination, your eye doctor uses a special light and magnifier to examine your cornea, iris, lens, and other parts of your inner eye to evaluate its health.

What happens after my eye exam?

After an eye exam, Iris Eye Care & Contact Lens Gallery specialists help you choose glasses frames and lenses that best match your vision needs and style preferences. 

Don’t live with imperfect vision when simple vision-correction solutions are available at Iris Eye Care & Contact Lens Gallery. Schedule an eye exam over the phone or online today.