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E Y E C A R E : The Basics of Your Eyeglasses


More than ever, eyeglasses are more popular in today's time, and this is despite the availability of vision corrective surgery and contact lenses. Branded frame styles with the names of high profile designers are always in demand. And materials for eyeglass frames have evolved with the advent of new plastics and the different types of materials. When it comes to safety glasses, people opt for extra tough plastic, like a polycarbonate. When suffering from skin allergies, there are hypoallergenic metals that can be good choices, such as stainless steel titanium. There are certain frames also that are made with highly flexible metal alloys, which is capable of reducing the possibility of breakage. Moreover, spring hinges are great for added durability, and an exceptional option for children's eyewear.


Eyeglass Frame Styles Eyeglasses have become quite popular as a kind of fashion accessories, especially that there are different styles and colors that are available to match wardrobes. The multicolored inlays, designer emblems, composite materials, and enhancements like insets of some precious stones can be found in popular frame styles. On the other hand, rimless styles have been so popular in the recent years as an understated way of wearing eyeglasses without the obvious frames. Rimless involve attaching metal or plastic temples onto the lenses, rather than onto frames.


Eyeglasses Lenses and Advances There are many options when it comes to choosing lenses for eyeglasses. Among the most popular types of lenses are as follows. Polycarbonate - these lenses are thinner. They are also lighter and can be 10x more impact-resistant compared to regular plastic lenses. They are great for safety glasses, for those who wants a durable and lightweight lens, and for children's eyewear. Aspheric Lenses - They have a slimmer and more attractive profile than other types of lenses. They can also eliminate the magnified “bug-eye� look that is caused by some prescriptions.

SPHERICAL LENS

ASPHERIC LENS


Polarized Lenses - They diminish glare from a flat and reflective surface and reduces eye fatigue.

NON-POLARIZED

POLARIZED

High Index Lenses - These are made of materials that enable the lenses to be noticeable lighter and thinner that the regular plastic lenses. Photochromic Lenses - These types are sun-sensitive that quickly darken when under dark conditions and returns to its clear state when in ordinary indoor lighting.


Anti-reflective Coating. These are the most popular add-ons for lenses. They can improve the comfort and look of glasses by minimizing the amount of light that reflects on the surface of lenses. This has an added benefit of reducing glare, which eases eye fatigue.

Other lens coatings may include unltraviolet treatment, mirror coatings, and scratch-resistant.


Your personal taste, appearance, and lifestyle are some of the most important factors that you need to consider when choosing eyeglasses. The use and purpose of your eyeglasses should be maximized, without the need to sacrifice comfort and appearance. Talk to your doctor and choose the right kind of eyeglasses for yourself. Moreover, make yourself more informed and make better decisions by being updated of the latest trends in eye care through https://twitter.com/MississaugaEye.



Eye Care: The Basics of Your Eyeglasses