When it comes to eyewear – one size doesn’t fit all! Various lifestyles, occupations and activities require different types of frames and lenses. Matching your unique lifestyle needs with the appropriate eyewear will not only improve vision and protect your eyes, but also can enhance your look, performance and comfort.
Trends and Technologies
Distracting reflections and glare can rob your eyes of up to 14 percent of available light. Anti-reflective lenses allow virtually all the available light to pass through your lenses for sharper, clearer, more comfortable vision. Recent tests prove that patients are able to see more clearly with anti-reflective lenses, especially under low-light conditions at night. Learn more about anti-reflective lenses here (pdf).
Lens designs, materials and treatments
After discussing both your vision and lifestyle, your eye care professional will make recommendations to meet your specific needs. Lenses are designed for distance, intermediate and near vision and include single vision, reading, bifocal, trifocal, progressive and computer. The type of lens material chosen can affect eyeglass weight and safety and include plastic, high index plastic, Trivex, polycarbonate and glass. Lens treatments enhance and maximize features of the lens designs and materials and include anti-reflective, photochromic, polarized and scratch-resistant.
This lens guide (pdf) will help you decide which lens designs, materials and/or treatments are best for you.
There are a wide variety of frame materials which can impact performance, durability and comfort such as titanium, memory metals, stainless steel and numerous high-tech options in ‘plastic.’ Style features such as non-slip bridges, gripper temples, spring hinges, shields, wraps and venting systems add value and comfort and pump up your performance at the same time. For more information, visit www.eyecessorize.com and don't forget to "Like" Eyecessorize on Facebook.
Low vision devices
Low vision devices are available to help patients maximize their remaining vision and develop strategies that will lead them to a more independent lifestyle. They include CCTVs (closed-circuit TVs), eyeglasses, eyeglass lenses with glare control, magnifiers, telescopes and non-optical aids like large-print or talking clocks and books.
The Vision Council’s guide, Eye on Low Vision (pdf), will help you learn more about low vision devices.
Aside from the very important function of guarding your eyes from sun-related eye disease, sunglasses provide a variety of additional benefits, like comforting dry eyes, enhancing contrast and reducing tearing.
The Vision Council’s guide, Under the Sun (pdf), will help you learn more about sunwear.