Choosing Glasses and Sunglasses

Choosing Glasses and Sunglasses

When it is time for teens to purchase glasses, whether it is their first pair or a new replacement pair, there are several steps you can suggest to them that can help making the process of evaluating and choosing glasses a little easier. Consider sharing the following tips with your teens: Try on multiple pairs of frames to determine what feels best

  • Encourage your teens to move about and smile while trying on frames to be sure that the glasses do not bump their cheeks or move while the he or she is in motion.
  • Even if your teen is going to wear contact lenses, it is essential to have a pair of backup glasses.

Other hints to consider:

  • Consider purchasing a warranty that covers breakage or damage to the glasses.

To correct teens’ refractive errors, there are a number of lens choices prescribed specifically to correct the vision problem.

Distance Correction

Breakthroughs in lens design and technology have transformed the eyeglass industry, improving the science of vision correction and introducing a world of new options for thinner, lighter, and more aesthetically pleasing lenses.

Single-vision lenses, which have the same prescription throughout, are most commonly prescribed for people with:

  • Nearsightedness – characterized by the ability to see objects that are nearby clearly, while objects further away appear blurry.
  • Farsightedness – characterized by the inability to clearly see objects nearby.
  • Astigmatism – a very common, correctable vision condition resulting in blurred vision at any distance 

Computer Glasses

Teens spend a lot of time in front of screens, whether on a computer at school, using social media on their smart phones, or using tables to tweet, send pictures via Instagram or Snapchat, or post videos to Vine.  Teens can benefit from using computer glasses to prevent the headaches and light sensitivity associated with long hours spent staring at a screen.

Computer glasses can reduce the symptoms of digital eye strain and even help increase productivity. A no-glare coating helps combat the effects of prolonged wear by softening the glare from harsh lighting.