Care for Your Eyes Well to Preserve Your Good Vision

Care for Your Eyes Well to Preserve Your Good Vision

Eyeglass Selection 101: Features To Include In Your Prescription Lenses

by Ben Richardson

Whether you've been wearing eyeglasses most of your life or this is the first time that you've gotten a prescription, it's important that you choose your glasses carefully. One of the things that many people don't realize is that there are all sorts of added features that you can often incorporate into your glasses when you order them. Here's a look at some of the things that you should consider and discuss with your eyeglass provider.

Blue Light Barrier

Blue light has become an increasing concern as people spend more time on electronics and watching television. When you get your new glasses, consider asking your optometrist about including a blue light coating on your lenses to help reduce your exposure to this potentially harmful light ray.

Anti-Glare Coatings

Anti-glare coatings are beneficial because they permit more light through the lenses, reducing the glare that you see. This can reduce the occurrence of headaches, eye strain, and other struggles that often occur due to the glare caused by light bouncing back off your eyeglasses. Have an anti-glare coating applied to your lenses to help prevent these problems.

Light-Sensing Adjustments

When you've been wearing prescription eyeglasses long enough, you may find that it's a pain to change your glasses out for prescription sunglasses every time you go outside. Not to mention, having to carry separate sunglasses can lead to lost glasses more frequently than you might want to deal with. 

You can avoid all of this by getting light-sensitive darkening lenses. These lenses will automatically adjust based on the ambient light, darkening for you when you go outside and lightening up when you come in. This saves you from having to invest in a second pair of glasses, and it gives you the protection you want from the bright sunlight.

Scratch Protection

Even though you may not notice fine scratches right away, over time you'll start to see a haze in your lenses from fine scratches that occur during daily wear. You can minimize the risk of this by having your glasses treated with a protective coating designed to reduce the risk of scratches. This coating creates a barrier on the surface of the lens that keeps the lens from being scratched by finer abrasives.

These are some of the features that you should talk with your eye doctor about when you're looking for eyeglasses. This way, you can truly customize the glasses that you'll be wearing. For more information, contact a company like SouthPark Optical Center.


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Care for Your Eyes Well to Preserve Your Good Vision

I still remember the day my mom took my family for our annual eye exams and I found out that I needed to start wearing eyeglasses. I really enjoyed picking out my first pair, and they were pink with cartoon characters on them! When I entered high school, my parents let me begin wearing contact lenses. I was afraid to put them in my eyes, but I was brave and did it! I recently began having lens discomfort, and I was really worried I would be told by my eye doctor that I wouldn't wear contacts anymore. I was grateful when he told me that I simply had dry eye and needed to use lubricant drops and wear my glasses a bit more often. I have since become dedicated to caring for my eyes well and I decided to start a blog to help others learn how too, too!