optometry services
Here at Global Eyes Optical, we know how important proper eye care is. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of service so you can have the vision you deserve.

We truly believe in routine eye examinations so that you can see as clearly as possible. Once you have to get glasses or contacts, it is even more important to watch the health of your eyes. You also need routine checks to ensure your prescription has not changed.

To ensure good eye health and vision, we are very proud to offer the following services:

Cataracts

Cataracts

Cataracts cause a clouding of the lens in the eye, making your vision appear to be foggy. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40 and are the leading cause of blindness in the world.

Your eyes are meant to naturally adjust to normal light changes, adjust focus, and allow us to see both near and far. Your lens is primarily made up of water and proteins. The proper arrangement of these proteins is what contributes to normal vision. Some of these proteins clump together forming a clouding of the lens.

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Comprehensive Eye Exams

Comprehensive Eye Exams

On average, we recommend scheduling an appointment once every two years to ensure your eyes are remaining healthy. If you have been diagnosed with an eye condition, however, we recommend scheduling an appointment once or twice a year depending on the severity.

During your appointment, we will review your patient history, visual acuity, perform preliminary tests, and evaluate your eyes’ overall health.

Benefits of Eye Exams
Adults, children and senior citizens all need yearly eye exams. Individuals with chronic health problems, like high blood pressure and diabetes, may need eye exams more often.

  • Catch refractive errors early
  • Catch other diseases early
  • Get your eyes tested for common eye diseases

Eye Exam Scheduling

Children, adults and seniors should schedule yearly eye exams. If you have a chronic disease, like high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes, or an eye condition, like glaucoma or age-related macular degeneration, more frequent eye exams may be needed.

Children: Yearly Eye Examinations

Adults below age 50 : Bi-annual examinations

Adults below age 50 with systemic conditions and over age 50 – annual, unless advised otherwise.

Even if you think you have perfect vision, an annual eye exam can be one of the best things you can do to protect the overall health and wellness of you and your loved ones.

To schedule an appointment for your next eye exam, give our office a call today at 780-8287 for our Freeport location or 746-3937 for our Aranguez location.

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contact lenses

Contact Lenses

Nowadays, most people prefer to wear contacts instead of glasses. If you are interested in contact lenses, please let your eye doctor know prior to your appointment. During your exam, we will discuss the various contact lenses available and determine the best option based on your individual needs and lifestyle.

Various Types of Contact Lenses
Some people have simple vision problems like near-sightedness (myopia) and far-sightedness (hyperopia). For them, contact lens prescriptions are relatively simple. For other vision issues, special lenses can be used to provide vision correction.

Astigmatism is when the cornea ie. the clear front layer of the eye has an irregular shape which can cause blurred and distorted vision . Modern toric contact lenses can correct for astigmatism.

Keratoconus is when the cornea becomes thinner and bulges forming a cone shape. Changing the shape of the cornea causes vision to be distorted and blurred. Hard lenses like RGP lenses and speciality contact lenses like scleral lenses can be used to provide good vision and in some cases better vision than glasses can provide.

Do you wear bifocal or progressive glasses because of presbyopia? There are also contact lenses that you can be fitted with that can provide you with clear and comfortable vision that are called multi-focal contact lenses.

A Contact Lens Exam Is Different
The exact shape of your eye is far more important in fitting contact lenses than for glasses, we will measure the curvature of the eye and the optometrist will also do a tear film evaluation because contact lenses require sufficient moisture.

Once our optometrist recommends a suitable prescription and lens type, you will then be taught how to use and take care of your contacts. There would be a trial period for certain types of contact lenses to give you the most effective vision correction.

Make an appointment today to have a contact lens examination see one of our optometrist, Aranguez 746-EYES(3937) or Freeport 780-8287 Our optical services and optometry services are here for you.

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma

Globally, cataract and glaucoma are within the top 5 causes for blindness or vision impairment. At Global Eyes Optical we offer a free screening to detect both eye conditions.

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve and can be associated with increased eye pressure. The optic nerve sends signals from our eyes to the brain for processing which allows us to see. Glaucoma can occur at any age but it is more common in older adults. In 90% of cases glaucoma has no warning signs. The effect is so gradual that you may not notice a change in vision until the condition is in its later stage. If glaucoma is detected early, vision loss can be slowed or prevented.

Cataracts occur when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy. This can cause blurred vision, colors can appear faded and increase sensitivity to glare or halos around lights especially at night.

To schedule an appointment to have a free vision screening to check for signs of cataract and glaucoma, call us today at 780-8287 (Freeport) or (868) 746-3937(Aranguez).

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Pediatric Eye Exams

Pediatric Eye Exams

Pediatric eye exams are important, as they can detect any conditions or diseases early and preserve your child’s vision. At Global Eyes Optical in Freeport and Aranguez, we provide comprehensive eye exams to learn more about your child’s eye health and any necessary treatment that will help them see clearly.

Before visiting us, learn more about these exams below:

Why Is a Pediatric Eye Exam Important?
Your child’s pediatrician likely provides a vision screening during their yearly appointments. Unless the doctor notices any issues, you might not think that an optometry appointment is necessary. However, this is not the case.

Vision screenings with the pediatrician only test visual acuity, which is how well your child can see objects at varying distances. While this is important, there is much more to vision than being able to read letters on a chart.

A comprehensive eye exam is more detailed. In addition to visual acuity, it checks for refractive errors, eye conditions, color blindness, eye tracking, and visual perceptive skills. These different skills, conditions, and errors can impact how well kids can learn and play sports.

When Should a Child Have Their First Pediatric Eye Exam?

It is recommended that children have their first eye exam at around six months old. After that, they will need another visit when they are between two and three years old. These exams are important, as they allow our optometrist to check for any signs of vision problems early and provide prompt treatment.

How Often Should My Child Have an Eye Exam?

For most children, an eye exam should occur once a year. If any issues are detected, our optometrist might recommend more frequent visits. We recommend that your child receives the exam before school begins each year, which can address any vision challenges or conditions that can impede your child’s learning. We also suggest scheduling additional appointments if you notice any of the following:

• Complaining of frequent headaches

• Rubbing their eyes or blinking excessively

• Tilting their head to one side or covering one eye while they look at something

• Difficulty reading or following along on paper

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If your child needs an eye exam, let our team at Global Eyes Optical help. To schedule your appointment, contact our Freeport office at (868) 780-8287 or our Aranguez location at (868) 746-3937 today. When you need an optometrist near me, we are happy to assist you!

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Frames

Prescription Sunglasses

Those who have prescription lenses and spend time outdoors may consider prescription sunglasses. They can be convenient, can help reduce eye strain, and can enhance your ability to see outdoors in multiple ways. For those who are looking for an optometrist in San Juan, Trinidad & Tobago, consider our optometry team at Global Eyes Optical. We’ll help you obtain the vision care you need. We also serve Chase Village, Trinidad & Tobago.

Prescription Sunglasses and Their Benefits

Prescription sunglasses offer many benefits, some of which are listed below:

  • Enhanced Vision. Prescription sunglasses provide the vision correction you need while giving the other functional and fashion benefits of sunglasses.
  • UV Protection. The sun’s ultraviolet rays strain and can permanently damage your eyes, even causing macular degeneration. Also, UV rays can penetrate clouds, so it might still be useful to wear sunglasses even on cloudy days.
  • Polarization. Polarized sunglasses reduce glare and enhance clarity if you spend time on or near water, snow, or other reflective surfaces.
  • Fashion Frames. Prescription frames come in various styles and are made by many designers, so you can help define your preferred look with your frames.
  • Contact Skip Days. People who wear contact lenses sometimes want to skip wearing their contacts for a day. Owning a pair of prescription sunglasses makes it easy to take a contact break by wearing your prescription sunglasses when spending most of the day outdoors.
  • Materials. Certain sports or jobs require shatter-resistant lenses to maximize your eye protection. These are available in different styles as well.
  • Tinting. Lighter tints, such as amber, provide more contrast than darker lenses. The lighter tints are helpful for those who wear sunglasses when playing sports with rapid ball movements, like baseball and softball.

An Eye Exam

Before getting prescription sunglasses, you need to get a prescription so that you get the right kind of eyeglasses. Thankfully, an optometrist on our optometry team can provide an eye exam to both help you get glasses and help detect any undetected eye health problems

Get an Eye Exam and Optical and Optometry Services from an Optometrist Near You

If you need an optometrist in San Juan, Trinidad & Tobago, (868) 746-3937 to obtain prescription sunglasses or need an eye exam, call our Global Eyes Optical team today. We also serve Chase Village, Trinidad & Tobago, (868) 780-8287. Give us a call for an eye exam and optical and optometry services from an optometrist near you.

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Cycloplegic Refractions

Comprehensive eye examinations are key to ensuring that your child have the vision they require for success in school. Children’s eye examinations can sometimes be more difficult that an adult eye examination for a number a reasons. During an eye exam children may over-focus to see clearer and this can result in getting an inaccurate refraction result. In instances like this a cycloplegic refraction may be recommended. A cycloplegic refraction is a procedure in which eye drops are used to relax the eye muscles that are in charge of focusing. This would help to ensure the accuracy of their glasses prescription. Our optometrists would discuss the importance of these drops further with you at your appointment visit.

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Dilated Examinations

An important part of having your eyes examined is to ensure you have good eye health. When checking your eye health sometimes our view can be hindered by the size of your pupil. By using eye drops we can dilate the pupil, this would allow more light to enter the eye for a better view to check for many eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and age related macular degeneration. For a few hours after performing a dilated eye exam, your vision may be blurry and you may be sensitive to light which can last up to 4-8 hours. Ask a friend or family member to drive you home after your appointment.

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Glasses Repairs

Our technician can repair most eyewear, including temples both metal and plastic frames and broken glasses nose bridge. Repairs can take 24-48 hours to complete.

The exact fix for a broken frame depends on the problem, feel free to WhatsApp us a picture of the damage, Freeport (868) 780-8287, Aranguez (868) 746-3937 for an estimate.

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Healthy Aging

We at Global Eyes Optical welcome you to prioritize your eye health to aim for healthy aging. We are dedicated to providing personalized eye care services tailored to the unique needs of individuals seeking not only clearer vision but also proactive measures for healthy aging. Our optometrists are here to help you with our optometry services, including a routine eye exam.

Aging and Eye Health

As we age, our eyes undergo natural changes that may manifest through various symptoms. One common symptom is presbyopia, characterized by difficulty focusing on close objects. Many individuals may also experience a gradual decline in night vision, making driving or navigating in low-light conditions more challenging. Dry eyes are another prevalent concern, causing irritation and discomfort due to reduced tear production. Additionally, the risk of developing conditions such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) increases with age, potentially leading to blurred vision and visual distortions. Recognizing and addressing these symptoms promptly through routine eye exams and personalized care are important steps in maintaining eye health as we age.

Preventative Care for Aging Eyes

At Global Eyes Optical, we can provide preventative eye care to help maintain optimal vision throughout the aging process. Our adult eye exams are designed to detect early signs of age-related conditions. Through advanced diagnostic tools, we can assess your eye health, enabling us to offer personalized strategies for preventative care.

Preserving Vision and Vitality

Beyond addressing age-related concerns, we provide personalized optical solutions to enhance your visual experience. Our selection of eyewear and optical services, including progressive lenses and anti-reflective coatings, cater to the unique visual needs of individuals who are managing their eye health.

Our Personalized Approach to Family Optometrist

We understand the importance of family eye care in promoting overall well-being. Our family-friendly environment can help ensure that your receives the personalized attention it needs.

Get Our Optometry Services and an Adult Eye Exam from a Family Optometrist Near You

We at Global Eyes Optical invite you to prioritize your eye health as a factor of healthy aging. Schedule a routine eye exam with our optometrist, to assess your vision and discuss personalized preventative care strategies. Our optometrist near you is passionate about empowering you to keep your eyes remaining vibrant and your vision clear.

Take the proactive step toward healthy aging with our optometry team. Your eyes, your vision, and your well-being are our primary focus. Call us at (868) 780-8287 for our Freeport location or at (868) 746-3937 for our Aranguez location for an adult eye exam.

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Safety Eyewear

Eye injuries in the workplace is very common. Using the right protection can lessen the severity or even prevent 90% of eye injuries. Some potential eye hazards can be projectile like dust, concrete, metal, wood and other particles or even chemicals. Taking the necessary eye care precautions can significantly reduce your risk of injury and damage to your eye. We can provide our patients with ANSI Z87.1 safety eyewear which can also include corrective vision lenses.

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Sunglasses

Many people are cheered by a bright, sunny day, but the effect of all that sunlight on the eyes is a less sunny proposition. Here are some frequently asked questions about the role of sunglasses in protecting the eyes from harm. If you want to know more about choosing the right sunglasses, call Global Eyes Optical at (868) 780-8287 today.

What are UV rays?

UV stands for ultraviolet, a band of spectrum invisible to the eye. Ultraviolet light consists of UVA, UVB, and UVC rays. UVC rays are stopped in Earth’s atmosphere before they reach the eye, but UVA and UVB can both reach the eye and potentially damage it.

How does UV affect unprotected eyes?

UV rays can cause proteins inside the lens to become opaque or cloudy, a condition known as cataracts. Cataracts can make interfere with night vision, reduce your ability to see colors, and make reading difficult; they cannot be reversed, only removed. UV exposure can also cause retinal damage, changes in the eye tissues, and a temporary but irritating “sunburn” of the cornea called photokeratitis.

How do I know my glasses will protect my eyes?

Choose glasses that claim to block at least 99 percent of UV rays — UVA as well as UVB. Look for label reading “UV 400,” since this designation means that the glasses block UV rays as small as 400 nanometers, providing 100 percent eye protection. Of course you need to protect your eyes from the glare caused by the visible spectrum as well. To accomplish this, select products that block 75 to 90 percent of visible light.

What are polarized lenses?

Polarized lenses are specially designed to filter out certain types of glare that tend to radiate upward from horizontal surfaces when sunlight bounces off of these surfaces. They are recommended for tasks such as boating, fishing, skiing, golfing, jogging, and driving. Most polarized lenses will bear a label identifying them as such.

For more information on choosing the right sunglasses, contact our office today.

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