New glasses always take some getting used to, but if you’re moving from standard lenses to bifocals, it can be a little trickier to get settled with your new glasses. Some people experience a sort of dizziness when they first get bifocals. This can range from mild dizziness to all-out vertigo, complete with nausea and a loss of balance. If you feel “off-balance” in your new bifocal lenses, or if you’re worried you might not take to them as well as you should, these tips should help you feel better, fast.
Know what to expect
Bifocals work by correcting both your distance vision and your close-up vision in the same set of glasses. At one time, it was easy to spot bifocals because the different sections of lens used for close-up and distance vision looked somewhat different from each other, but new progressive lenses don’t look like their older counterparts …Read More
Although a lot of importance is placed on women’s eyeglasses fashion, looking good in frames is just as important to men. To find the right pair of glasses for your face, you have to understand its shape and how certain types of frames can complement your appearance. To help you get started on your search for the right glasses, here are some considerations to make when shopping.
What Shape Is Your Face?
Besides the style of the eyeglasses, the shape of your face is possibly the most important factor when selecting eyewear. The wrong shape can lead to less than flattering frames for you.
For instance, if you have a square face shape, glasses that are round can help to soften strong features. Glasses that are square or have sharp edges can only serve to make your face more angular than it actually is. As a result, you can look …Read More
Workplace eye injuries are very common. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, roughly 300,000 American workers visit the emergency room after suffering a work-related eye injury. The proper eye gear can help prevent over 90 percent of eye injuries that are serious in nature. However, wearing appropriate eye protection can be a bit more difficult when you need to wear prescription glasses. Luckily, safety goggles can be purchased with a prescription, and here’s how they can help keep you safer at work:
Prescription Safety Glasses Will Increase Accuracy at Your Job.
It isn’t uncommon for workers to not wear their prescription eyeglasses simply because they need to wear safety eyeglasses and it isn’t always possible to wear them together. Depending on how severe your vision problem is, this can result in a lack of accuracy at what you’re doing. Thankfully, with prescription safety glasses, you will be able …Read More
It is estimated that up to 25 percent of children, from kindergarten to grade 6, have some form of vision problem. This may not be detected in vision screening tests that are normally done before a child begins school each year as those tests usually test acuity. Therefore a result of 20/20 vision does not mean that your child may not have a vision problem that could affect their learning. In fact, your child could still have a number of visual disorders such as convergence insufficiency disorder (a leading cause of eyestrain), near-far distance accommodation issues, myopia or visual tracking problems.
So if you are concerned about your child’s current academic status, ability to read and the attitude to learning, a more in-depth vision screen and possible vision therapy might need to be explored.
Here’s your sign
There are signs to look for that might indicate that vision therapy …Read More
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, your doctor has probably emphasized the importance of regular eye exams. Diabetics are at an increased risk for a condition called retinopathy, in which the blood vessels in the light-sensitive tissues of the eye become damaged. Unfortunately, a lot of patients fail to take their doctors’ recommendations seriously and skip their regular eye exams. Early-stage retinopathy shows few symptoms, so really the only way to know if you’re developing it is to visit your eye doctor.
If you’re not quite convinced to make that eye exam appointment yet, perhaps these statistics will inspire you:
14.6 million: The number of Americans expected to have diabetic retinopathy by the year 2050.
If you think it can’t happen to you, think again! An alarming number of Americans—7.7 million as of 2010—have been diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy, and prevalence of the condition is on the rise. …Read More
If you’re like many people, you only go to the eye doctor when you feel eye strain or that your glasses aren’t strong enough to see out of anymore. Less than half of the 200 million people who wear glasses or contacts in America see their eye doctor as much as they should. If you need more motivation other than a changing prescription every few years to get you in the eye doctor’s office, here are 3 reasons to upgrade your exams to once a year.
Catch vision problems sooner
Your eyes are likely to change at least a little bit during the year, whether you notice it or not. Your eye doctor can catch vision problems sooner if you see them more frequently and can correct them when the issues are small. Changes your eye doctor can discover during an annual eye exam include the following:
- bifocal needs