Choosing the right pair of eyeglasses can be taxing and confusing. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, you should pay attention to your vision needs and your preferences when you pick your glasses. This is to avoid trying on an innumerable number of eyeglasses at the optical shop and ending up with glasses that you don’t like. To save time, effort, and money here’s what you should know about picking the perfect pair of glasses.
Eye doctors emphasize the importance of eyeglass coatings in protecting your eyes. Below are a few that you may need:
Ultraviolet (UV). Whenever you step out of the house on a sunny or cloudy day, you should wear a pair of glasses that will protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. The ultraviolet coating is usually applied to glass lenses. Plastic lenses can block UV rays naturally.
Anti-reflective. This coating decreases the amount of glare, allowing you to see better while preventing eyestrain. It also lets more light to enter your eyes. This makes you see in detail if you drive in dim or dark environments.
Photochromatic. The coating adjusts by itself according to the light that surrounds it. When you are in the sun, the tint becomes darker. As you step indoors, the lens shade becomes lighter. Take note that these lenses are not effective in airplanes or cars. The windows shield your glasses from the sun, which activates the dramatic change in tint.
You should know how lenses will help your vision. The following are the types of lenses that can give your eyesight a push:
Multifocal Lenses. If you have certain vision issues, these lenses are for you. Bifocal lenses have a lower part that helps you with near vision and a top part that aids your distance vision. Trifocals can help you with near, intermediate, and distance visions. Also, consider computer lenses that help you focus on your computer, preventing digital eye strain. Lastly, you have progressive lenses that have an inconspicuous dividing line that helps with near and distance visions.
Single-Vision Lenses. These are the lenses that you need if you have focusing problems. If you have myopia or hyperopia, your eye doctor may prescribe these lenses. Reading glasses are for you if you have near vision loss or presbyopia.
Plastic lenses dominate eyeglass shops because they are more flexible and lighter on the face. They are also a lot safer because they will not shatter and leave shards in your eyes if they break. Polycarbonate lenses are resistant to high impact, making them perfect for sports activities. Trivex® is similar to polycarbonate lenses, but it doesn’t distort your vision a lot. There are also high-index lenses that are thin but can help people who need a high level of vision correction.
Your vision is important, as well as your comfort. At Optical Shoppe, we are always ready to help you pick the right pair of glasses for your every preference and need. Please visit our clinic in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for a one-on-one consultation. You can also call us at 225-209-9928. That way, we can help schedule your appointment or answer your questions about our available packages for prescription eyeglasses.