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5 things Working Adults Should Consider When Buying Glasses

Purchasing eyeglasses for the working professional can seem easy, but there are important factors to consider prior to committing to the purchase itself. Here are five of those important factors that adults should research prior to committing to purchasing eyeglasses to help simplify the process.

Regular Checkups

First things first, scheduling regular checkups with your eye professional is extremely important. This process keeps your eye health a priority while also keeping any existing prescriptions for eyeglasses or contacts up to date, while also allowing you (as the patient) to find out about any specific eye diseases or impairments that exist and in what severity or capacity they exist in. During this visit, be sure your eye care professional performs various retinal exams that are designed to pinpoint specific eye impairments.

The results of these exams can just as easily establish that there is no impairment at the moment in which case this information can be properly documented in your medical history. Having the results of any eye exam correctly explained by a professional will tell patients what kind of lenses are necessary to correct the visual impairment, therefore guiding the buying decision.

Manage Symptoms

Should your eye care professional instruct that your eyes are beginning to show signs of presbyopia, a natural wear of the eye caused by aging, and the main reason most adults visit their eye care professional, it is highly logical to be prescribed progressive lenses to help manage the symptoms. Progressive lenses offer what can be argued as a solution to the stigmas aligned with bifocal lenses: highly magnified eyes as result of the thickness of the lens often make the wearer appear to be much older than they may physically be. Instead, as a multifocal lens, progressive lenses are thinner and a more stylish option for fitting frames when making a decision to purchase eyeglasses for regular use. Offering three different powered sections, progressive lenses allow the wearer to glance up and see ahead of them, straight ahead, or down; each direction with clear vision as a result. This makes this type of lens prime for those who work in an office or with crafts.

What’s Your Occupation?

Take into serious consideration the day-to-day realities of your life before purchasing eyeglasses. Those with office jobs or a profession which requires them to spend a significant amount of time looking at a digital screen may suffer from eye strain or computer vision syndrome, in addition to deteriorating conditions such as presbyopia. With the increased usage of devices such as smartphones and tablets alongside a computer (or laptop) screen, this particular eye condition is becoming more frequent among adults worldwide. If this is the case, it is crucial to determine which type of lenses will help manage your eye symptoms without disrupting your ability to focus and perform your job responsibilities.
 

We All Need UV Protection

Ultra-violet (UV) lighting negatively impacts our vision whether indoors or out. The innovation of multi-coating technology for lenses like that used in the design of Transitions lenses offer those with prescription eyeglasses convenience and comfort no matter where they find themselves. Transitions lenses tint according to the direct light, allowing eyeglass wearers to move between the office and the car, for example, with ease and without having to switch from their day glasses to sunglasses. Providing 100 percent protection from harmful UV rays, Transitions lenses are an easy choice for those who find themselves actively outdoors and in need of wearing eyeglasses versus contact lenses.

Driving At Night?

If you drive in the evening, consider anti-reflective or polarised lenses, which allow you to view objects in high definition (HD) even if your immediate surroundings seem dark. An anti-reflective lens can bounce the bright light from oncoming headlights or traffic signs, improving the overall visibility of oncoming objects for eyeglass wearers while driving after sunset. Anti-reflective coatings are often necessary for high-index lenses, which are thin and lightweight by design. These often reflect more light than thicker lenses, so the coatings help ensure clear vision.

When driving at night, it can be beneficial to use high index lenses with anti-reflective coatings, because they are thinner and made from lightweight materials, and thus more comfortable. This adds a level of comfort and increased confidence for adults of any age when deciding to purchase eyeglasses.

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