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Basic Information to Know Before Getting Eye Prescription

Oct 30th 2015 at 1:23 AM

Eyeglasses are not just seen as a tool for correcting vision but as a fashion statement as well, and this is brought about by the numerous popular designer names often found on frames. As well, the evolution of eyeglasses from plastics to metals and metal alloys has made them more into an accessory, even though the wearer has them on for correcting vision. It’s also now possible to get glasses that are made to cater for people with skin sensitivity. Additionally, safety and durability are key for today’s eyeglasses as most glasses are now made with metal alloys that are durable and less prone to breakage. This means that most eyeglasses are now child-friendly.

In order to make the right choice of eyeglasses, it’s important to know all the basics involved. This way, when you decide to go to a clinic for eyeglasses and eye contact in Perth, you’ll have an easier time making your decision. To start with, it’s important to understand the different frame styles available. Frames form the biggest part of your eyeglasses and getting the right frame is thus important if you’re to get glasses that will suit your taste, style and appearance. Frames can be enhanced to suit your daily wear. If you don’t want obvious frames, you can go with rimless styles but if you want frames that stand out, you can go with frames that have multi-colored inlays, precious stone inserts or designer emblems. As long as you are in the right prescription eyewear shop, you’ll always find frames that will suit your style, budget and preference.

Lenses are the most important part of your eyeglasses, as they are the ones that will help to correct your vision. There are various types of prescription lenses and these include: aspheric lenses, which tend to be slimmer and more attractive than most lenses. This type of lenses are good because they don’t magnify the appearance of your eyes which other prescriptions tend to do. The second type of lenses is high-index lenses, which are not made of plastic and thus they are thinner in appearance and also quite light. If you are looking for lenses that are durable and will resist impact, then you should go for polycarbonate lenses. Photochromatic lenses are yet another type of lenses that’s suitable for people with light sensitivity. If you don’t want to get photochromatic lenses but you want protection from light and glare, you could get prescription sunglasses or go for polarized lenses, which will reduce both glare and eye fatigue. Antireflective eyeglass-coating will also reduce glare, improve durability of your eyeglasses and minimize eye fatigue. Lastly, if you have presbyopia which normally develops after 40 years of age, you have the option of choosing bifocal or trifocal lenses. Youcan also choose progressive lenses or variable focus lenses, which work better than bifocal or trifocal lenses.

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