Do you use the same pair of glasses for everything you do, or do you own a pair of specialty eyeglasses designed for specific tasks?
“One size fits all” is true in some situations, but it’s unlikely that one pair of eyeglasses is suitable in every situation, such as when you’re sitting at the computer or driving a vehicle.
The most important reasons for purchasing specialty eyewear, according to a survey by The Vision Council, include:
- For a specific activity such as computer use, work, hobbies, sports or driving.
- To see better in general.
- For safety reasons to protect the eyes from harm while playing sports.
- For cosmetic reasons.
You are at an increased risk of developing eye strain and other symptoms with the more time you spend sitting at a computer. This is the result of focusing on a very specific area for a long period of time. The computer screen can tire the eyes more quickly than reading a book or newspaper.
Computer glasses are designed for intermediate and close-up distances and will help you avoid eye strain.
Work and Hobbies
If you wear bifocals, you may realize that you have to tip your head back to use the reading zone in the bottom of the glasses. That is unless what you’re reading is in your lap.
You can purchase special work glasses that have the reading segment placed higher in the lenses. Special bifocals and trifocals for work-related tasks are called occupational lenses.
A separate pair of reading glasses might be helpful if some of your hobbies include beading, needlepoint, crafting or anything that requires intense focus at close distances.
Then there is safety glasses that can protect your eyes while working with hand and power tools.
You can improve your visual acuity on the golf course or tennis court by changing the lens tint of sunglasses. Sport-specific eyewear can enhance performance by improving visual clarity while protecting your eyes from injury.
There are two categories when it comes to driving glasses: sunglasses designed for driving and prescription eyeglasses.
Sunglasses for driving have polarized lenses that reduce glare and make it easier to see in bright light.
Prescription eyewear for driving includes an appropriate distance prescription and lenses with an anti-reflective coating. This coating reduces glare from light off the front and back of your lenses and allows more light to enter your eyes for better vision when driving at night.
Many people buy specialty eyewear for increased safety, such as safety glasses, sports goggles or shooting glasses.
Safety eyewear is made of ultra-durable materials and provides more coverage than regular glasses.
You can get the latest fashionable specialty eyeglasses at Performance Eyecare. Our team will work with you to discover which prescription works best and looks best so you can see safely in your everyday tasks.