Your life is multifaceted. You don’t just dabble in one activity or task every day, all day. You drive, travel, work, exercise or play a sport, work in the yard or with power tools, or spend time on your favorite hobby.
Your eyes are one of that main reasons you’re able to do and enjoy everything. But, in order for your eyes to keep pace with your busy and constant flow, they must receive the support and protection they deserve – and this means your standard eyeglasses may not be the best option for every occasion.
With specialty eyewear – eyeglasses designed for specific tasks – you can see clearly no matter what you’re doing.
Let’s discuss the different occasions you may need to switch up your eyeglasses:
For the modern individual, it can be near impossible to avoid glowing screens – such as phones, computers, tablets, TVs, and so on. This is especially true when it comes to employment.
Computer vision syndrome and digital eye strain are two of the major hindrances to our 21st-century lifestyles.
Staring at a light-emitting display for hours on end all week can really begin to wear your eyes down. They must work hard to focus and align for long periods of time, all while growing increasingly tired from the glowing screen; digital devices tire your eyes more quickly that reading from paper or partaking in another activity devoid of a light-emitting display.
If you spend a lot of your time working from a computer or reading from a screen, computer glasses would help offer your eyes significant support.
- Reduce screen glare (be sure the pair you choose include anti-reflective coating)
- Help you avoid digital eye strain, eye fatigue, and general eye discomfort from using digital devices
- Are specifically designed for intermediate and close-up distances from digital screens and deliver the best correction for these distances
There are a few different types of computer glasses, such as single vision lenses, trifocal lenses and photochromic lenses.
Work and Hobby Eyewear
Work-related tasks and certain hobbies require you to either look up, look down, or look really close up – such as reading tiny print, sewing, and so on.
If you wear standard prescription eye glasses and you find yourself having to tilt your head back and forth to use the reading area in the bottom of the lenses, or you’re needing stronger lenses for a more magnified view, you should consider specialty eyewear that are created for work-related tasks. Often called occupational lenses, these glasses are designed with the reading segment higher up in the lenses.
If you need a pair of glasses that can help you focus at a very close distance, consider another pair of reading glasses that have stronger lenses than you’re used to.
Prescription Safety Glasses
Certain work environments or hobbies are ridden with dust, hazardous particles or flying objects – items that standard eyeglass could never protect the eyes against. Because of this, safety glasses are crucial. Of course, for individuals with prescription lenses, prescription safety glasses are necessary.
Standard and prescription safety glasses are made from incredibly durable materials and essentially wrap around the eye area with top and bottom shields.
If your job or hobbies poses risks to your eyes, consider a high-quality pair of prescription safety glasses. Almost all safety glasses are lightweight and made with impact-resistant lenses for first-rate eye protection.
If you commute or travel on the road a lot, you know first-hand that road glare or the sun in your eyes can be very intense. So intense, in fact, that you can hardly see what’s in front of you – including other cars, people, stop lights, etc.
There are specialty glasses designed just for these dangerous conditions. Driving glasses can either be:
- Sunglasses made specifically for driving conditions.
Driving sunglasses have specialized, polarized lenses that allow you to see when the sun is shining in your eyes because they significantly reduce glare. They are also tinted which increases contrast and helps you achieve sharper vision.
- Driving prescription eyeglasses.
Prescription driving glasses have an anti-reflective coating which helps reduce glare and helps additional light enter your eyes for better night-time driving vision.
Physical activity and sports are high-impact, which can be no place for your standard, fragile, won’t-stay-on-your-face-with-a-lot-of-movement eyeglasses. And, of course, there is specialty eyewear to help athletes of all kinds continue playing their sport and seeing clearly.
Specialty glasses for sport activities can defend against eye injuries while simultaneously helping performance by improving visual clarity. Just like safety glasses, sport-specific eyewear are made with impact-resistant lenses.
Find the Right Specialty Eyeglasses for the Different Occasion(s) In Your Life
If you feel your eyes would benefit from one or more of the above specialty glasses, be sure to come see us. The eye experts at iCare Vision can help determine the type of glasses you should get based on your specific vision needs.
We offer eyeglasses for a wide array of lifestyles, such as daily wear, reading, sports, driving, and more. We’ll help match you and your vision needs to the right pair of specialty glasses.
Give your eyes the protection they need for every occasion and task.