Common Mistakes People Make While Selecting Their Eyeglasses

Author: For Eyes Clinic | | Categories: Eye Clinic , Eye Doctor , Eye Exam , Eye Glasses , Optical Store


If you spend several hours glued to a computer screen, watch too much TV, or are constantly looking at your mobile, or if you have been suggested by family or friends to get eyeglasses or contact lenses, then it may be worth your time to have your eyes tested by an optometrist. Visiting an optometrist will provide you with an accurate assessment of the condition of your eyes. However, if you procrastinate making an appointment with an optometrist, your condition could worsen, which could be irreversible in the long term.

Once you have been prescribed eyeglasses or contact lenses, it is important that you select the correct frame and lenses to suit your needs. However, this selection process can be very difficult, especially when so many designer frames and lenses are out there. Before you purchase your glasses, you must have some knowledge about them to make an informed decision. Else, you will end up making mistakes that could leave you with a faulty product that won’t benefit you, or worse even, ruin your eyesight even further. To ensure you make the best decision for yourself, For Eyes Clinic has got you covered! Read on to learn about the most common mistakes people make when selecting their eyeglasses. 

1. Not selecting the correct frame size
Often people tend to choose too small a frame, not leaving enough space for distance, intermediate and reading areas. Also, sometimes people choose a frame too wide, leading to loose glasses that keep falling off their face. To ensure the most comfort for your eyes, it is important that you select the correct size of frame based on your facial features.

2. Not knowing the right lenses type for their eyes
Reading glasses will only give you perfect vision for up to 25 cm and should be used for reading purposes only. These are not everyday wear glasses. Distance glasses are mostly daily wear glasses and are good for watching TV and driving. Progressive lenses are 3-in-1 lenses that give you good distance, intermediate and reading comfort all in one lens. You can choose the type of lens that best suits your needs.

3. Not having enough knowledge about coatings available
These days, there are different kinds of lens coatings available, such as:

Blue filter coating - Protects your eyes from Blue light emitted by our computer or phone screens and thus helps relieve the stress while looking at the screen.

Transition - Made for customers looking for a combination of sunglasses and prescription glasses. These turn into sunglasses when a customer steps outside in the sunlight.

Xtra-active transition - These are specially made for customers who are super sensitive to sunlight. These lenses provide 30% more protection.

Anti-reflective - This type of coating helps you in driving at night. It reduces the glare from lights.

Anti-scratch - Helps prevent scratches on your lenses. 

It is good to have knowledge about the different types of lens coatings available so that you can make a decision based on your specific requirements.

To avoid these and other mistakes people make when selecting your eyeglasses, reach out to For Eyes Clinic - Abbotsford Optometrist. Making a decision about your eyewear goes beyond good vision and makes a statement about who you are. Your decision affects how you see and also how you want to be seen by others. But with so many different styles to choose from, getting the right look for your face and your lifestyle can be overwhelming.

‚ÄčOur staff will help you find the best fit for your specific needs and explain how different lenses and frames will impact your vision. They will help you narrow down your choices so you can find the look, fit and functionality you want from your eyewear.

To learn more about the services we provide, please click here. If you’ve any questions about what type of eyeglasses to choose, get in touch with us by clicking here

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