Eyeglasses Customized for Your Visual Demands, Adjusted Just For You

Having the right eyeglasses can mean the difference between being able to see clearly or not at all. At Losh Optometry, Dr. Losh offers patients in Northwest Missouri and Southwest Iowa, his expertise in choosing eyeglasses which fit on a personal level.

Eyeglasses Q & A

How Do I Know if I Need Eyeglasses?

There are many different medical reasons why people need to wear eyeglasses. Some people need to wear glasses all the time where others wear glasses only when doing certain activities such as for reading or driving. There are two main types of vision problems that eyeglasses correct:

  • Nearsighted – difficulty seeing far away. In this case, the eyes are too strong and can only focus on objects that are close.
  • Farsighted – difficulty seeing up close. If farsighted, the eyes have to work overtime in order to focus. This can result in headaches, fatigue, and long-term effects.

A comprehensive eye exam with a qualified ophthalmologist will determine whether you need glasses and what type of prescription.

How Do I Know Which Eyeglasses to Choose?

Choosing the right eyeglasses is a combination of personal preference and the type of vision correction you need. The unique structures of your face may also come into play when choosing a pair of eyeglasses. For instance, if you have a wider face than most, for example, you may need to shop around for extra-large eyeglass frames. Smaller faces may require a petite frame size. Besides complementing your features, you should take into account your lifestyle and activities. Active people will need eyeglasses far different from a more sedentary individual. Your type of job may also be a factor, such as choosing a pair of glasses that fits snugly under safety goggles. A trained doctor of ophthalmology will be able to advise you about the different options for eyeglasses and find the right fit for you.

What Types of Eyeglass Lenses Are Available?

Eyeglasses have advanced in technology to offer many different types of lenses rather than just the standard glass they used to be made of. Today’s lenses are lighter, thinner, and more scratch and shatter resistant than glass lenses or the older, common plastic or glass lenses. They can be treated with a filter to reduce glare and shield the eyes from ultraviolet light and can also be shaped to work with individuals who have astigmatism. Eyeglasses can also be made into bifocals (with or without visible lines) when a person needs helps seeing at different distances.

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Monday, Wednesday - Friday:

8:00 am to 12:00 pm

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11:00 am to 7:00 pm

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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

Happy patients are our priority!

  • "It was a good visit. Eyes didn't change that much. Very thorough. I highly recommend Dr Losh. Thank you very much."
    Linda P. Submitted 05/03/17
  • "Dr Losh is the most thorough eye doctor I've experienced. He explains what he is doing, why he is doing it and leaves no question unanswered."
    Kelley O. Submitted 01/15/18
  • "Was very helpful and nice!"
    Trevor W. Submitted 04/06/17
  • "Great experience! I liked how much time he spending working with you and explaining things to you."
    Robin R. Submitted 03/14/17
  • "Great service and would definitely recommend to a friend."
    Kelly E. Submitted 02/28/17
  • "Great experience very professional and helpful. Friendly staff."
    Paul H. Submitted 02/01/17
  • "Great experience! The staff was very friendly and laid back."
    Bill M. Submitted 01/02/17
  • "I walked in and was immediately greeted with a smile! He helped me right away and was very pleasant to talk to! Nothing but great reviews!"
    Kay P. Submitted 10/18/16
  • "It was great. The doctor was helpful and so was the desk attendant."
    LaNee W. Submitted 10/10/16
  • "Great experience."
    Paul M. Submitted 09/29/16
  • "My family and I have been patients of Dr. Losh's for the last year and a half. Being in the health care profession myself, I truly appreciate the high standard of care that Dr. Losh provides and the professionalism that is shown in his practice. He is thorough, takes time to listen and evaluate, and I like how he explains things throughout the exam. Every Spring, I battle annoying eye allergies and had all but given up on a solution to manage them, but Dr. Losh provided a successful answer that has helped my eye allergies to be much more tolerable. I am thankful that Dr. Losh and his wife Tracey have their practice in Maryville and without hesitation, would recommend them to family and friends."
    Trelawny S. Submitted 09/02/16
  • "Great service and would definitely recommend to a friend."
    Lydia E. Submitted 09/02/16
  • "Dr Losh is awesome! He gave me a very thorough exam and took his time with me. Staff was friendly and very helpful. I felt Very comfortable. I would recommend Dr. Losh to all my friends and family."
    Barbara H. Submitted 07/12/16
  • "Great doctor! Dr. Losh is very informative and I learned a lot from my visit!"
    Breana H. Submitted 05/25/16
  • "Dr. Losh was very professional and thorough with my exam. Their office has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. They were very helpful in assisting me to choose glasses frames. I will definitely go back again and recommend Losh Optometry to my friends."
    Carma K. Submitted 03/16/16