- Accidents can and will happen so if you lose or break your glasses, having a spare will make sure your vision is never compromised.
- Contact lens wearer? Eye irritation is common when it comes to contacts, so make sure you have glasses with your current prescription handy for when your eyes need a break. If you have any eye infection or if you lose a lens, glasses can be a vision saver.
- Sun protection is important and having a pair of sunglasses with your prescription enables you to protect your eyes from UV rays without sacrificing your sight or style.
- Many people are affected by night blindness. There are various factors that can be attributed to night blindness, but the best way to know for sure is to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. Thankfully, there are lenses that help ease night blindness symptoms. Lenses with anti-reflective coating can help reduce glare and prevent excessive smudging or scratching, which helps with driving at night. So if you struggle to see at night, having an extra pair specifically for low lighting is the best safety move.
- Switch up your look! Glasses these days have a wide variety of style, color, and shape so that you can stand out in any outfit. If you have a pair of tried and true frames, your second pair can be a bit more fun to mix up your look for a special occasion. Glasses are just one more way to express your individuality.
- Sometimes, you need different glasses for different needs. If you find yourself in front of a screen for extended periods of time for work consider computer glasses to protect your eyes from digital eye strain. Studies have shown when staring at computer or phone screens, we tend to blink less which can lead to dry eye symptoms. Also, the amount of blue light we expose our eyes to can mess with our circadian rhythm, and strain our eyes.
- Struggling to read smaller print? Having a pair of readers for when you settle in to read a book or if you need to peruse a menu with tiny print can be super helpful. Unlike bifocals and progressive lenses that have various focal lengths, readers can help reduce eye strain for anything that you need to focus on up close.
If you enjoy being active or playing on sports teams, then your regular everyday glasses simply aren’t an option to wear. Active eyewear can differ greatly from regular, everyday glasses. Most sports glasses are shatter, scratch, and UV resistant. You can also select frames that are more likely to stay on your face during vigorous activity.
A backup pair of glasses is an insurance policy
Let’s circle back to the beginning — accidents happen. Having a backup pair of glasses is like having an insurance policy in case you break or lose your glasses.
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