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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.

Ask Our Eye Doctor About Scleral Lenses

Have you been living with disappointment after being told you can’t wear contact lenses? Cheer up! Scleral lenses may be the solution you’re looking for.

A scleral lens is a contact lens that’s a bit bigger than a soft contact lens, and it’s—surprisingly—more comfortable. Instead of resting on your cornea, it vaults over your cornea and rests on the whites (the sclera) of your eye. They are more rigid than soft lenses, which helps provide crisp vision. While scleral lenses were only used in the past for people with corneal disorders, they are now prescribed for people with a range of other vision conditions, such as high astigmatism and dry eye syndrome. Interested in learning more? Book a consultation and contact lens exam in Lewis Center to ask about scleral lenses.

To help you out, here’s a discussion of the basic issues to address when exploring if sclerals are a suitable contact lens for you.

What are the advantages of a scleral contact lens?

This type of specialty contact lens is safe for all types of corneal conditions. It provides sharp vision with a level of comfort that’s superior to other standard lenses.

What eye conditions can reap the benefits of scleral lenses?

  • Keratoconus
  • High astigmatism
  • Severe dry eye syndrome
  • Corneal ectasia
  • Post-LASIK patients
  • Corneal trauma patients
  • Post radial keratology or R-K surgery

How do scleral lenses help with dry eyes?

Before you insert a scleral contact lens into your eye, you’ll fill the lens with a preservative-free artificial tear solution. This moisturizing liquid remains in the bowl of the contact lens while you wear it. Consequently, the whole time you’re wearing contacts, your eye sits in a soothing bath of lubricating tears. In many ways, it’s a perfect treatment for dry eyes – allowing you to see comfortably and clearly with contact lenses.

Are scleral lenses fit with a normal contact lens exam?

Our eye doctor in Lewis Center will perform a specialized contact lens exam to fit scleral lenses. The specialty contacts are custom-made to fit your cornea precisely. During the eye exam, we’ll map the surface of your cornea using corneal topography equipment. The results are used to create the ideal contact lens for your eye – no matter what vision prescription is needed (even bifocals!). An OCT scan will also be done to map the alignment across your eye, so the fit is fine-tuned.

Once your scleral contact lenses are ready, our eye care team will teach you how to insert and remove them properly. To get started, book a contact lens exam at our eye care center in Lewis Center.

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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Why buy a 2nd pair of eyeglasses?

Our optical store has a fantastic collection of frames for all your visual needs!

A second pair of eyeglasses is not a luxury, it’s a true to life accessory! Besides the problem that you always forget where you put them, there’s a variety of reasons that make a strong case for buying extra frames. No matter why you need more glasses, check out our stylish optical collection at Professional VisionCare.

To help you select the perfect 2nd pair of eyeglasses, knowing your personal reasons for buying them is key to buying the right frames and lenses for your needs. Look through this list to identify your needs:

Reading glasses and computer glasses

If you’re over 40, you’re probably used to holding fine print far from your face to see it. Reading glasses are an easier, more efficient solution than constantly stretching your arm. And if you spend hours per day at the computer, we recommend buying a pair of customized computer glasses. They’ll protect your eyes from blue light, and relax your eye muscles with an enhanced view of the screen.

Match your look

Do you wear the same clothes every day? So why wear the same pair of frames every day? The bold, serious look you want to broadcast at work may not be the same fun and flirty look you want to show off after hours. If you love splashy colored frames, consider buying the same glasses in two colors to avoid clashing with your clothes. Pick a 2nd pair of eyeglasses to match your changing optic mood and wardrobe.

Stay safe with a second pair of glasses

If you need prescription glasses to see and they break, you don’t want to be left wandering around in a blurry world. The strain of focusing will lead to a migraine and eye fatigue, and you risk injury from bumping into unseen objects and/or tripping. A spare second pair of eyeglasses will ensure that you always have sharp, safe vision.

Sun protection and polarized lenses

Indoor glasses fulfill indoor tasks, but when you go outdoors – you need outdoor glasses. Sunglasses will protect your eyes from dangerous UV rays, as well as enhance your vision instead of being blinded by bright light. Make sunglasses your 2nd pair and keep them handy at all times. If you spend a lot of time behind the wheel of your car or boat, it’s wise to invest in a pair of polarized sunglasses for ultimate protection against glare. Polarized sunglasses block reflections from the sun that bounce off your windshield or the water.

See? Even if you don’t forget where you put your eyeglasses all the time, there are plenty of reasons to buy a second pair of glasses from our optical collection at Professional VisionCare.

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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