Choosing To Improve Your Vision

I have never been one of those people who is overly concerned about my looks, but when it came time to decide whether or not to get glasses, I was mildly concerned about looking like a nerd. I didn't want to appear pretentious or weak, but I knew that I had to do something to fix my vision. I had struggled with eye problems for years, and I wanted to be able to see without squinting. After meeting with my optometrist, I realized that I was worried for no reason. I have been able to enjoy better vision because of my glasses, and I know that you can improve yours, too. Check out this blog for more information.

3 Things To Avoid With Prescription Glasses Online


A popular turn in buying prescription glasses in the last few years has been to order online. There are several benefits to this including saving money on frames compared to local options. With that in mind, you will find there are several options to choose from during your order making process. If you are sitting down to order your prescription eyeglasses, there are a few things you may want to avoid to increase the life of your glasses.

Anti-Glare Coating

One of the options you will find during your online order is to add an anti-glare coating to your prescription glasses. This anti-glare coating is sprayed onto the glasses and allowed to set. The coating helps reduce glare during high intensity sunlight or lighting. It also can help reduce glare if you do videos where lighting can cause glare off your glasses. The issue with anti-glare coating is that it is a thin layer. Overtime, it can begin to fade in spots or even chip. This gives the impression of your glasses being dirty and giving you a smudged or hazy effect to your vision. 

Using Your Own Measurements

When you place your order, you will be asked for something called the pupillary distance. This is usually measured in millimeters. The measurement refers to the distance between the middle of the pupil in your left eye to the middle of the pupil in your right eye. Though you can do this yourself, it is easy to get the wrong measurement. If the measurement is off, your entire prescription may be off. Consider getting the pupillary distance measured professionally. Most optometrists can give you this measurement or do it for you easily. You can hold onto the measurement for future orders as well since the measurement does not change often if ever at all.

New Prescriptions

You may be ordering prescription eyeglasses online to replace a current pair you have. The mistake people often make is using an old prescription. This means you are using a prescription that is more than a year old. If you do this, you may find the prescription glasses you order online aren't exactly right. They may not be as clear as you would like. Instead, consider getting a new prescription to use to ensure nothing has changed and that you are getting a prescription that offers you the best possible vision.

Make sure when you are placing your prescription eyeglass order that you know exactly what you are ordering when you begin adding accessories and options. If you aren't sure what an option is, or if it is something you've never had before, consider holding off until you place a face to face order with local eyeglass stores. Also, make sure to check with your optometrist to determine if there is something they suggest as an additional option on your order.

Contact a clinic, like Wolcott Optical Service LC, for more help.


17 October 2018