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The most active sense organ that humans use is the eyes. As long as we are awake, they are constantly functioning. Hellen Keller quoted ”of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful”. I completely agree! If you didn’t have eyes could you wake up to see a beautiful day every day?

Every 6 out of 10 people wear glasses. Distorted vision  is a very common problem. You can delay a distorted vision but you can hardly prevent it. Unclear vision naturally occurs at an age as early as 40 years old.

By the time you reach 60, it is compulsory to have a visual aid. However, given the extensive amount of time people spend in front of computer or phone screens, they require vision aids faster. Even kids as young as 4 or 5 years old wear glasses.

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Prescription glasses are needed if you are nearsighted or farsighted. Nearsightedness is also known as Myopia while farsightedness is known as Hyperopia. Another problem of the eye is the uneven focusing of light by the eyes known as Astigmatism.

Nearsightedness occurs when someone can’t see objects at a near distance clear but objects at further distances are clear. Farsightedness occurs when objects at a far distance are unclear. If you encounter any of these problems you require prescription glasses immediately and you can click here and check out different models of glasses.

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Not wearing glasses given that you have inaccurate vision can hinder your performance at school or work. Poor vision also results in the difficulty of being able to focus. There are so many different ways prescription glasses are beneficial:

  • Cures hazy vision – Prescription glasses are the best aid when it comes to reading- We read so many things a day. We read the newspaper, magazines, files at work, letters, the lessons on board, storybooks, textbooks and so much more. If you can’t read properly, it’s a struggle.
  • Protection from sun – Polarized prescription glasses protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and allow you to have a better vision for a longer time.
  • Protection from dust – Our eyes are sensitive. Given the levels of pollution and dust in the atmosphere, eyes are prone to irritation and allergies. Glasses are a direct barrier for your eyes to protect you from dust.
  • They are classy – Many people are fond of glasses because they look fashionable an complement your everyday look. It is being used as an accessory for years. Fashionable glasses are sometimes prescription glasses and sometimes non-prescription glasses.

Before you jump into buying glasses, there are a list of things you must remember

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  • Know your power- Visit an ophthalmologist before buying prescription glasses. Get your eyes checked and find your prescription. They will provide you with the right prescription after taking a few tests. Remember the power of our eyes changes. If you have already been to an ophthalmologist before, make sure your visit was recent. Your eyesight can alter within months while you might not be able to realize it.
  • Discover the right fit for your face- An optics shop has a wide variety of frames. You should try different frames before buying to find the right shape and colour for your face. Not just your face shape, your style should match your glasses because glasses are an expression of your style.
  • Customize your prescription glasses based on how they need to adapt- If you work outdoors, you will require photochromic glasses. Photochromic glasses darken when exposed to sunlight reducing the number of UV rays entering your eyes. They are low key sunglasses. If you work in front of a computer screen mostly, you require glasses with digital protection that will reduce strain on your eyes.
  • Choose the correct lens- Your lens can be made of glass or plastic. Other types of lenses are polycarbonate lenses and high index plastic lenses. Glass lenses offer the clearest vision but are prone to breakage. Plastic lenses are better in that they won’t break easily and are lighter. Polycarbonate lenses are highly durable and used by athletes because they are believed to be “bulletproof”. High index plastic lenses are thinner and lighter than classic plastic lenses.

How to take care of your prescription glasses?

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A protective case is like a home to prescription glasses. While you are not wearing them, put them inside the cases and prevent damage. It is important to keep your glasses away from direct heat as well. Don’t place your glasses near the stove or oven. Protect your lenses from abrasive surfaces. People often put their glasses on their head but that can cause scratches on the lenses too. Use a lint-free towel to wipe glasses. Never use paper, tissue paper or towel.

Prescription glasses have become a necessity yet people continue to make and believe in myths about them. Some are quite demotivating. Hence we should learn these myths and avoid them.

  • If you wear someone else’s glasses, you will damage your eyes- No! If you wear the wrong prescription glasses you might not be able to see clearly but it won’t alter your prescription. You might feel dizzy upon wearing a wrong prescription for too long but it will not damage your eyes.
  • Not wearing the right fit of prescription glasses will damage your eyes- Again another lie! You just need to buy a pair of glasses that fits more tightly. But the loose fit has nothing to do with your vision.
  • You will look bad in glasses- Of course not! Glasses are worn as an accessory by people. If one frame doesn’t suit you another will. But you will never look ugly in glasses. This line is the reason behind the big insecurity of people who wear glasses.

Taking good care of your eyes is a must because it is the only organ that lets us see the world. Without vision, our world would be so dark. You wouldn’t be able to work properly let alone realize the beauty of the world. Find your right glasses and make each sight worth.

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