Opticians: A Sight for Sore Eyes
If you have been told you need glasses, but are unsure if you want to follow through, consider the risks of foregoing glasses. If you can’t see properly but refuse to correct your vision, it can lead to the underdevelopment of your eyes. When your retinas receive clear visuals, it helps the eyes to develop. Also, since 90 percent of all driving reactions are related to sight, it’s imperative that you be aware of what’s going on around you. Getting behind the wheel when you need glasses but refuse to use them leads to higher risk of injury.
Going with uncorrected sight will usually lead to eyestrain. Eyestrain contributes to headaches, fatigue and double vision. When you do decide to follow doctor’s orders and buy a pair of glasses, you might find there are more options than you know what to do with. An optician can talk with you about what kind of hobbies you have and what kind of work you do and help you narrow down the types of lenses and frames that would work well for you.
From the cheaper but more heavy and breakable crown glass to the lightweight high index plastics, there’s something for everyone at the optician’s. For instance, polycarbonate lenses are impact-resistant and are therefore often the best pick for sports eyewear and safety eyewear. Considering how active and boisterous children can be, they’re also a great choice for children’s glasses. If you have an office job and don’t spend much time playing sports or doing anything that might require sturdier lenses, then you might be interested in CR-39 lenses or even high index plastics. High index plastics are thin lightweight and also block 100 percent of UV rays. CR-39 lenses are lower in cost and have excellent optics, but are a bit thicker than high index plastics. With information garnered from you, an optician should be able to help you make the right choice.
After choosing lenses, the frame is next. The frame is really left up to what you like and what you feel reflects your style and personality. However, opticians can also adjust the frames to better fit your face. With the lenses and fitted frame selected, the rest will be left up to the optician.
The quality of the optician is important, though, too. Make sure you are selecting one who will take the time to figure out what it is you personally need as a unique individual. Click here if you’re looking for a quality optician in Vista.
Jessica is an experienced eye care specialist. You can find her thoughts at vision care guides blog on Tumblr.
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