Glasses Specialist

Nastaran K. Golriz, OD -  - Optometrist

idoc Optical

Nastaran K. Golriz, OD

Optometrist located in Washington, DC

Around 75% of American adults need corrective lenses to see clearly, and the vast majority of those people choose to wear glasses. If you’re ready for a new pair of glasses, make an appointment with Nastaran Golriz, OD, at idoc Optical in Washington, DC. Dr. Golriz provides comprehensive eye exams and offers a wide range of stylish frames. Call the practice or book online today.

Glasses Q & A




How often should I get new glasses?

A prescription for eyeglasses is valid for a year. You should have an annual exam to make sure your prescription is the best one to provide clear, crisp vision. However, you don’t have to wait for your next eye exam if you’re ready for new glasses.

In addition to correcting your vision, eyeglasses are a great way to express your style and personality. If you wear glasses every day, you might want a couple of pairs to complement different looks. You might also want sports glasses or sunglasses. 

You have many stylish frames to choose from at idoc Optical. They carry several brands, including Prada, Lindberg, Theo, Matsuda, Robert Marc NYC, Lunor, Face A Face, Barton Perreira, and Etnia Barcelona.

What are the signs that I need new glasses?

There are several signs that it’s time for new glasses. While blurry vision is a sign that your prescription needs to be updated, you might notice that you’re squinting at your computer screen or have headaches or eyestrain first. 

As you age, you might notice that you have to hold your phone at arm’s length to see the text, which is a sign of presbyopia. You might notice more glare surrounding lights when you drive at night.

What do I need to consider when choosing new glasses?

When choosing new glasses, you need to select lenses, frames, and coatings. There are a few factors to keep in mind regarding each. 


While glass lenses are still available, most patients opt for plastic lenses. They’re lighter and less prone to damage if you drop them or fall asleep while wearing them. You could also choose polycarbonate lenses, which are even more damage-resistant and lightweight. 

However, if you need a strong prescription, you could consider high-index lenses, which are the thinnest, lightest lenses. Depending on your needs, Dr. Golriz might recommend bifocal or multifocal lenses.


When selecting frames, you should consider your face’s shape, coloring, and lifestyle. For example, a more angular-shaped frame is often flattering if you have a round face. Similarly, you should choose colors that complement your skin tone and wardrobe. 

If you have an active lifestyle, you might choose a sportier style or frames that are resistant to damage. Additionally, if you have a strong prescription, you should also look for small, round frames that encircle the whole lens.


Lens coating is optional, but you can add coatings to protect your lenses from scratches, reduce glare, or block blue light.

For a new pair of glasses, call idoc Optical or make an appointment online today.

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