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The Advantages of Having Different Types of Glasses

Having just one pair of eyeglasses may seem economical, but it can leave your eyes vulnerable to the sun’s harmful UV rays, digital eye strain and sports injuries, and the possibility that you’ll be left without a spare pair if your glasses are damaged or misplaced.

Here are some reasons to have an assortment of glasses:

Relieve Digital Eye Strain

Many of us are spending more time online than at any time in the past. But our high-tech reality has a drawback: more time in front of the screen can lead to digital eye strain. Invest in a pair of computer glasses that have an anti-reflective coating and filter out blue light.

Protect Your Eyes from UV Rays

Numerous studies have shown that exposure to the sun’s UV rays increases the risk of developing eye conditions like cataracts and macular degeneration. Choose sunglasses that block 100% of UV rays.

Prevent Injuries with Sports Glasses

Having a dedicated pair of glasses for sports activities can protect your eyes from injury. Specially designed impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses are durable and comfortable.

Accidents Happen

All it takes to render a pair of glasses useless is to step or sit on them, or for a curious child to play with them. And that doesn’t include the times glasses get lost, or are left behind at school or the workplace. Having a spare provides peace of mind.

Broaden Your Selection

You may want to have a selection of glasses to go with certain outfits, to suit your mood or if you simply want a change. Having more than one pair of glasses with the same prescription is stylish and fun.

No Need to Wait

Prescription eyeglasses can take up to a week to replace. During that time, you may have difficulty seeing and engaging in everyday activities like reading and driving.

When reading glasses need replacing, there is a temptation to buy a cheap pair at the drugstore.

However, unlike prescription lenses, generic lenses aren’t customized for your vision. Having a spare pair of prescription glasses eliminates the anxiety associated with waiting for a new pair.

If you want to purchase an additional pair of glasses, contact our eye care professionals at James Tracey Eye Care for a consultation today.

At James Tracey Eye Care, we put your family’s needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 646-916-4588 or book an appointment online to see one of our Midtown eye doctors.

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Q&A

What are the advantages of prescription sunglasses?

Prescription sunglasses simultaneously allow vision correction and shield the eyes from glare and the sun’s UV rays. There is no need to adjust clip-on shades over your glasses or to wear contacts under non-prescription sunglasses.

Some prescription eyeglasses have polarized lenses with a filter that blocks bright reflections that can strain the eyes. Additionally, prescription photochromic lenses get darker as light becomes brighter so you can use the same glasses indoors and outdoors.

How do computer glasses relieve eye strain?

People who work at a computer for extended periods may develop computer vision syndrome, also called digital eye strain. This happens because the visual demands of computers and digital screens are different from those associated with reading, driving or simply looking at objects.

Using a computer requires frequent changes of focus from the screen to the keyboard and back. Computer glasses are designed to correct vision for seeing intermediately distanced objects, like computer screens. Also, special lenses can screen out blue light, which can contribute to digital eye strain.