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The Advantages of Having Different Types of Glasses

Having just one pair of eyeglasses may seem economical, but it can leave your eyes vulnerable to the sun’s harmful UV rays, digital eye strain and sports injuries, and the possibility that you’ll be left without a spare pair if your glasses are damaged or misplaced.

Here are some reasons to have an assortment of glasses:

Relieve Digital Eye Strain

Many of us are spending more time online than at any time in the past. But our high-tech reality has a drawback: more time in front of the screen can lead to digital eye strain. Invest in a pair of computer glasses that have an anti-reflective coating and filter out blue light.

Protect Your Eyes from UV Rays

Numerous studies have shown that exposure to the sun’s UV rays increases the risk of developing eye conditions like cataracts and macular degeneration. Choose sunglasses that block 100% of UV rays.

Prevent Injuries with Sports Glasses

Having a dedicated pair of glasses for sports activities can protect your eyes from injury. Specially designed impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses are durable and comfortable.

Accidents Happen

All it takes to render a pair of glasses useless is to step or sit on them, or for a curious child to play with them. And that doesn’t include the times glasses get lost, or are left behind at school or the workplace. Having a spare provides peace of mind.

Broaden Your Selection

You may want to have a selection of glasses to go with certain outfits, to suit your mood or if you simply want a change. Having more than one pair of glasses with the same prescription is stylish and fun.

No Need to Wait

Prescription eyeglasses can take up to a week to replace. During that time, you may have difficulty seeing and engaging in everyday activities like reading and driving.

When reading glasses need replacing, there is a temptation to buy a cheap pair at the drugstore.

However, unlike prescription lenses, generic lenses aren’t customized for your vision. Having a spare pair of prescription glasses eliminates the anxiety associated with waiting for a new pair.

If you want to purchase an additional pair of glasses, contact our eye care professionals at Professional VisionCare for a consultation today.

Q&A

What are the advantages of prescription sunglasses?

Prescription sunglasses simultaneously allow vision correction and shield the eyes from glare and the sun’s UV rays. There is no need to adjust clip-on shades over your glasses or to wear contacts under non-prescription sunglasses.

Some prescription eyeglasses have polarized lenses with a filter that blocks bright reflections that can strain the eyes. Additionally, prescription photochromic lenses get darker as light becomes brighter so you can use the same glasses indoors and outdoors.

How do computer glasses relieve eye strain?

People who work at a computer for extended periods may develop computer vision syndrome, also called digital eye strain. This happens because the visual demands of computers and digital screens are different from those associated with reading, driving or simply looking at objects.

Using a computer requires frequent changes of focus from the screen to the keyboard and back. Computer glasses are designed to correct vision for seeing intermediately distanced objects, like computer screens. Also, special lenses can screen out blue light, which can contribute to digital eye strain.

Here’s How To Tell If Your Child Needs Glasses

Experts agree that uncorrected vision problems make it much more difficult for children to succeed both in and out of the classroom. That’s why it’s important for parents to know the warning signs of an uncorrected vision problem, and to bring their children to the optometrist for regular eye exams.

A 2017 study conducted by researchers at the University of Southern California found that most visual impairment in children (aged 3-6) is due to uncorrected refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism). They also predicted a 26% increase in the amount of children with vision problems over the next 45 years.

Here are some signs to watch for that may signal the need for glasses:

  • Frequent head tilting or eye rubbing
  • Headaches
  • Closing or covering one eye when focusing on something
  • Squinting
  • Difficulty reading
  • Avoiding visually-demanding activities
  • Sitting very close to the TV screen or computer

These symptoms can affect children of all ages, and regardless of whether they already wear glasses. A child who exhibits any symptoms and already uses glasses or contact lenses may need an updated prescription.

At Professional VisionCare, we know that healthy eyesight is critical for a child’s success and well-being. We offer pediatric eye exams and other services to ensure that your entire family receives the best in eye care.

Our friendly and professional staff uses the most effective and gentle methods to help your child feel safe and comfortable throughout the examination process.

If your child requires vision correction, we can recommend the best options for their visual needs and lifestyle.

To schedule your child’s eye exam, contact Professional VisionCare in Lewis Center or Westerville today!
At Professional VisionCare, we put your family’s needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 614-898-9989 or book an appointment online to see one of our Lewis Center eye doctors.

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Q&A

How often does my child need to have their eyes examined?

According to the American Optometric Association, infants need an eye exam in their first year of life, and again between the ages of 3 and 5, and annually thereafter. Children at risk of developing vision problems or who already wear glasses may need more frequent eye exams. Your eye doctor will instruct you on how often to bring in your child based on their visual needs.

Are school vision screenings sufficient?

No. Vision screenings offered by pediatricians or school nurses do not replace the expertise and care of an optometrist. Unlike these simple screenings, our comprehensive eye exams are designed to detect even slight visual deficiencies, and assess a multitude of visual skills.

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