Eyeglasses are available in an almost limitless number of styles, with lenses that can be specialized for your unique vision needs. However, there are a couple of things you probably don’t know about glasses.
Here are some facts you may not be aware of about glasses from Opti-Care.
You’ll Probably Eventually Need Glasses
Even if you’ve never worn eyeglasses in your life, you may need reading glasses after hitting age 40. Presbyopia is a condition that affects most people during middle age and causes trouble with close-range vision.
You May Temporarily Stop Needing Your Eyeglasses
A phenomenon called “second sight” occurs when older patients who develop cataracts see clearly without glasses for a short period. This happens when their natural lens becomes thicker, making the eyes more myopic or nearsighted so they’re able to see small text without glasses. Their vision will slowly start to suffer as the cataract progresses.
Eyeglass Scratches Can Strain Your Eyes
The scratches on your eyeglass can strain your vision and tire out your eyes. The only solution to this is replacing the lens or getting a new pair of eyeglasses. You can prevent scratches by not placing your lenses face down. When it’s time for new eyeglasses you can count on Opti-Care, your local eye doctor. You can virtually try different eyeglass frames by visiting our frame gallery on our website. Just choose a frame style and upload your photo to see what it would look like.
Eyeglasses Are Not Made of Glass
Most eyeglasses are made of plastic, which is more durable and suitable than glass for everyday use. Glass can be dangerous as shards can end up in your eyes if the lens breaks.
You should regularly visit your eye doctor to make sure you have the right eyeglasses prescription. You can rely on Opti-Care for your vision and eye health needs. We offer dry eye treatments, eyeglasses, contact lenses, LASIK co-management and more. Call us at (410) 600-3173 or fill out our online form to request an appointment.