Eyewear can help with vision problems, protect you from ultraviolet rays and bright sunlight, and be a stylish accessory that changes the way you look. Whatever their function and purpose, they need to be worn correctly. It’s not about choosing the right lenses, it’s about small but important nuances that many people often overlook.
Sometimes glasses alone are not enough to correct vision. Depending on the type of visual impairment, the optician may need to write several prescriptions, for example, for distance, for continuous use and for near work.
For example, a nearsighted person may be able to read without glasses, need one pair for computer work and a second pair for everyday activities and walking. A farsighted person may need glasses for all day use and for reading. Using only one pair of glasses for all situations can have a negative effect on vision and lead to vision loss.
1. Choosing the right glasses
Even if you do not have any vision problems and glasses are just a fashion accessory, you should not blindly choose a pair of glasses just by looking at the frame. Clear glasses with cheap plastic lenses are harmful even for people with 100% vision and can cause visual impairment and headaches. Choose quality clear lenses with UV protection that not only look good, but are comfortable to wear and protect your eyes from harmful rays.
If you want your glasses to look good on your head and enhance your image, don’t give the wrong impression. They rarely break when worn on the head, but the deformation of the frame will be felt quite quickly. As a result, they start to fall off, rub against your head and cause constant discomfort.
3. Glasses do not interfere with lenses
In summer, when the sun is particularly strong, people with poor eyesight do not need to order special sunglasses with dioptres. They can switch to prescription lenses and wear normal sunglasses over them. These use high quality lenses that block UV rays.
If you have a small scratch on your glasses, there is no need to go to the optician to get new ones. However, if there are large scratches in the optical area of the eye, the lenses need to be replaced. Such scratches not only distort the image and cause discomfort, but can also worsen a visual impairment.
5. Make sure your make-up matches your glasses
Bright make-up on holiday and ugly sunglasses every day is not a good idea. Choose a frame that matches your everyday make-up so that your look is complete and your accessories harmonize with your cosmetics. For special occasions, you can have extra glasses with colored frames. Girls with sight problems can have a supply of lenses so that they are not embarrassed when taking evening or holiday looks.
6. Mild discomfort is a reason to see an optician
If you wear glasses and feel that your vision is getting worse, you should see an optician immediately to have your vision tested and get a new prescription. Don’t wait “until you win” and don’t ignore the problem. Regular use of glasses with inappropriate dioptres can cause your vision to deteriorate further, even over a short period of time.
7. Change your glasses at night if you drive
This tip applies to drivers who wear the same sunglasses day and night. The idea is to protect your eyes from the sun’s rays during the day and avoid glare from oncoming traffic and headlights at night. But this approach is flawed. Regular sunglasses are not designed for night driving and can obscure your vision too much, leading to accidents. For night driving, you should buy special glasses with yellow lenses that increase contrast and improve visibility by reducing glare from headlights.
Glasses are a more complicated accessory than many people think. Mistakes when wearing glasses, carelessness or neglect can lead to serious vision problems. It is therefore important to follow all the rules, not only when choosing glasses and frames, but also when wearing them