Alexandra Williamson, OD, FAAO, FCLSA -  - Optometry

Michigan Eye and Contact Lens

Alexandra Williamson, OD, FAAO, FCLSA

Optometry & Pediatric Optometry located in Novi, MI

If you have difficulty seeing your computer screen or seeing road signs while driving, you may need prescription glasses. If your child struggles to see the board at school, they should have a full eye exam at Michigan Eye and Contact Lens in Novi, Michigan. Dr. Alexandra Williamson offers comprehensive corrective vision services, including prescription eyeglasses to help you and your family see better. Schedule an appointment online or by calling the office to learn more. Michigan Eye and Contact Lens services patients in Walled Lake, West Bloomfield, Commerce, Milford, South Lyon, Northville, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Southfield, Plymouth, Birmingham, Livonia, Brighton, Bingham Farms, Bloomfield Township, White Lake, and Highland, MI.

Glasses Q & A

Do I need glasses?

Your vision can change over time, making it difficult to see clearly. You may have trouble seeing things that are close up, or you may struggle to see things in the distance.

If you need glasses, you may also experience:

  • Headaches
  • Eye strain
  • Blurry vision
  • Frequent squinting

You may also notice you have to sit closer to the television or farther away from your computer screen to see properly.

Any of these signs can indicate you need prescription glasses.

Why do I need glasses?

There are several reasons you may need prescription eyeglasses. Dr. Williamson performs a full eye exam to confirm you need glasses and to determine the right prescription strength.

Common conditions that Dr. Williamson can improve with glasses include:


Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, causes you to see well up-close but objects in the distance become blurry and indistinguishable. When your eyeball is too long, light focuses on the front of your retina instead of on the retina.


Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, occurs when your eyeball is shorter than it should be. Objects up-close appear blurred, but distance vision is normal. Hyperopia results in frequent eye strain when reading or viewing a computer screen.


Astigmatism is an eye condition that results when your cornea takes on an irregular shape. Normal corneas are round. With astigmatism, the cornea appears more oval-shaped and causes light to focus on multiple areas of the retina. You experience blurry vision looking at things up-close and far away.


Presbyopia is an age-related eye condition that often affects your vision when you’re older than 40. As your eye ages, the lens becomes stiff and makes it difficult to focus on up-close objects.

What happens during an eyeglass exam?

If you suspect you need glasses, Dr. Williamson performs multiple visual acuity tests to determine what prescription strength you need to correct your vision.

During your eye exam, Dr. Williamson uses state-of-the-art technology to evaluate your eye health. You answer a series of questions about vision clarity of an eye chart as Dr. Williamson uses different lenses to determine the right prescription.

At Michigan Eye and Contact Lens, a variety of fashionable eyeglass frames are available, and the friendly staff can help you choose a frame. An extensive variety of frame brands and styles, as well as lens types, are always available.


Specialty Optometry Services