Did you know that more than 150 million Americans use corrective eyewear, and they spend a whopping $15 billion each year on that eyewear? So, if you’re one of the majority who need a little help with your vision, prescription eyeglasses will have you seeing clearly again. Sophie K. Dao, OD, offers a full range of prescription eyeglasses and designer frames to her patients in Milpitas, California, allowing them to see and be seen. To learn more, call us at (408) 262-1221 or schedule an appointment with the online booking tool.

Prescription Glasses & Designer Frames Q & A

What are the most common vision problems?

Most vision problems are a result of refractive errors. Your eyes take in light and bend it as it passes through your cornea and iris, sending the light on to your retina. If there’s an error in how your eyes are bending the light, it can lead to the following problems:


Also called myopia, nearsightedness means you have problems seeing things at a distance. This is a result of light falling short of your retina.


With this condition, which is also called hyperopia, you’re unable to focus on things closer to you because the refracted light falls behind your retina, instead of on it.


This is an overall vision problem caused by a distortion in the shape of your cornea, which prevents light from focusing evenly on your retina.


This is good, old-fashioned aging where your eyes may need a little help when it comes to things like reading.

How are vision problems diagnosed?

Dr. Dao provides comprehensive eye exams that monitor the health of your eyes, as well as your vision. During her exam, she performs the following:

  • Retinoscopy
  • Refraction test
  • Cover test
  • Visual field testing

Each of these tests is designed to figure out the nature of your vision problem and how much correction you need. Once she’s finished with her exam, Dr. Dao is armed with your recommended prescription, and it’s now up to you to choose the frames you’d like, if you’re opting for eyewear.

What frames and lenses are available?

Dr. Dao understands that eyeglasses are far more than tools to correct your vision. The frames that surround your corrective lenses make a statement about who you are and how you’d like the world to view you.

To provide you with the latest styles and options, Dr. Dao offers many designer frames from the likes of:

  • Anne Klein
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Giorgio Armani
  • DKNY
  • Nike
  • Calvin Klein
  • Ray-Ban®

And many more! If you opt to get prescription sunglasses, there are also plenty of frames and lenses to choose from.

All of the lenses for corrective eyewear come with the following options:

  • Anti-reflective coating
  • UV 400 to block harmful UV rays
  • Bifocal and trifocal
  • High-index materials for durability
  • Progressive lenses
  • Sports lenses

To get started on getting the right lenses and frames for your eyewear, call Sophie K. Dao, OD, or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.