If you go to the optometrist and you learn that your vision isn't as good as it once was, they will most likely write you a prescription for glasses. The optometrist will also have frames on display you can purchase. While you can purchase your glasses elsewhere, it can save time and hassle by purchasing the glasses right from the optometrist. This article will serve as a helpful guide that can further educate you on prescription eyeglasses:
There are many types of glasses
Just as how there are many reasons why you may be experiencing changes in your vision, there are also many kinds of glasses. This allows the optometrist to be able to prescribe glasses that'll work for you and your vision problem.
There are single vision eyeglasses that correct issues with seeing at a distance, and there are multifocal eyeglasses that correct issues with seeing things both further away and close up. Multifocal eyeglasses can be designed with the upper portion focusing on correcting vision to see further away, while the lower portion focuses on correcting up-close vision. These are called "bifocals". There are also trifocals that have three sections to correct all areas of vision.
You can purchase the frames that you like, and your prescription will be used to create the lenses that go in those frames. You can find many styles of frames, and you can even choose glasses that double as sunglasses by getting darker when you are out in the daylight. They can also come with a lot of other features, such as anti-scratch coatings, anti-glare coatings, and more.
There are a lot of benefits to glasses
One of the most obvious and important benefits of glasses is that they help you to see better. However, glasses can also be a better match for some over contact lenses because they don't like to touch their eyes, or they don't want to have to deal with all the steps that are involved with contacts.
Another great thing about glasses is they can help you to make a fashion statement. There are some very stylish glasses you can choose that act as a fantastic accessory. Some people do wear glasses that just have no-prescription lenses in them because they like the way they look in glasses. There are some who will pull out their non-prescription glasses and wear them for certain occasions because they feel the glasses help make them appear more intelligent.
For more information on glasses, contact a professional near you.