5 things you should know when it’s time to choose your glasses

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5 things you should know when it’s time to choose your glasses

It’s not only about wearing beautiful glasses, it’s also very important to know how to choose your lenses, since the well-being of your vision will depend on these. With the information we have for you, you’ll know what are the characteristics that crystals should have to help you with your optical difficulties.

It should be noted that for a better and detailed opinion on which lenses are the ones that best suit you, you should go to optometrist or a trusted optician. This way, they’ll be able to offer you much more complete information about your specific case. In the same way, we’ll mention some of the things you should keep in mind if you want to choose good lenses.

1.     Mineral and Organics

When you have the opportunity to choose your lenses, you’ll have to decide between these two materials and you should consider the following:

  • Mineral glass lenses usually last less than organic glass lenses. However, mineral ones tend to scratch less than organic ones.
  • Mineral glass lenses are banned in certain parts of the world, as they endanger the eyes if they get broken.
  • Organic lenses are much lighter, that is, they are compatible with any type of frame.

2.     Hardening and anti-reflective treatments

If you have no idea about what the hardening treatment is, this is a lens process whose ultimate goal is to make the lenses less likely to get scratched. On the other hand, the anti-reflective treatment works to give the lenses a higher quality of vision, as it will eliminate the reflection.

Not only should you make sure you choose your lenses correctly, you should also check to see if they have these treatments. On the other hand, this doesn’t mean that the lenses will never suffer from any of these details. However, with these treatments you’ll be able to prolong its life for a long time.

The hardening treatment is very difficult to remove, so you must be sure when deciding to have your lenses treated with this process. To check that your lenses have been treated correctly with the anti-reflective process, check how the light reflect on the lenses. If this reflection is white, they don’t have the treatment, but if they are purple or green, or gold, the treatment was applied correctly.

This treatment is suitable for all types of graduations, that is, you shouldn’t worry if you thought that your reading glasses couldn’t be treated with both processes. In fact, it’s recommended that people who permanently use their glasses should apply the anti-reflective treatment to them. In this way, you’ll avoid tiring your eyesight.

Another reason why you should apply this treatment to your lenses is that it’ll avoid the light from screens such as computers, tablets, mobiles and others from seriously affecting you.

3.     Size of the lenses

If you want your lenses to be made small and thin, you should consider that this will be done by cutting them into slices. With different refractive materials your lenses can be of a much finer graduation. However, this material is generally 1.5 and is often used in low graduations.

Another detail of this type of process is that the prescription of the lens does not include UV protection and it is very important that this is integrated into the lens. No matter how aesthetic you want your glasses to look, you should consider that they should protect you first and foremost. Your glasses must avoid radiation that is harmful to your eyes, that is, we recommend lenses with an index higher than 1.6.

4.     Importance of choosing graduated lenses

You should avoid using lenses that aren’t made according to your prescription and that is the first point you should consider when it’s time to choose your glasses. If your eyes were diagnosed with myopia, you’ll need to wear lenses that can correct it. These lenses are generally thick at the edges and thin in the center.

If you have hyperopia, they have to use converging lenses and depending on the number of diopters you have, your lenses will be reduced. For people with medium or high hyperopia, it’s advisable to use aspherical lenses, as they are the most suitable for hyperopic graduations of more than 2 diopters.

Another problem that is usually diagnosed in the eyes is astigmatism and for these, it’s advisable to use lenses that are graduated according to the amount of astigmatism that your eyes have.

If you don’t use the right lenses for your sight needs, you’ll only worsen the state of your eyesight. Which will cause headaches, dizziness and many other things.

5.     Choose your lenses properly, ensure your eyes’ wellbeing

The type of lenses you will use will be determined by the prescription the Optometrist or ophthalmologist give you. In some cases, a single vision lens will be use or a progressive lens can be prescribed. Here are some of the best lens brands you can find on the market.

  • Varilux
  • Zeiss
  • Shamir
  • Hoya
  • Kodak
  • Transitions

We are completely sure that if your lenses are made from any of these brands, you’ll have a much healthier vision and you’ll be protected from UV rays. In addition to this, it’s recommended that you go to a trusted optician, this way, you’ll be sure to obtain the best diagnoses and recommendations.

Don’t hesitate, go to a professional and acquire the best lenses for your glasses.



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