Even with the availability of contact lenses and the option to correct vision problems through surgery, eyeglasses remain as popular as ever. These devices help you see better the same way people with 20/20 vision do. But there are many things that most people don’t know about eyeglasses.
1. “Second Sight”
Older people with cataracts tend to have what is called “second sight.” They enjoy a temporary period in which they can read or see smaller print without glasses due to the thickening of the eyes’ lenses. Once the cataract matures, however, the quality of vision decreases to the point where surgery is required.
2. New Lenses, New Frames
Every eye doctor recommends a new pair of glasses when replacing an old one. It is never a good idea to put new lenses in old frames since doing so would need the plastic to be reheated. This may stress the material, resulting in the frames splitting, cracking or breaking at some point.
3. Not Made of Glass
Today’s eyeglasses are made of plastic. Before, they were made of glass, which is too fragile for everyday use. Plus, they can be dangerous if broken – shards of glass could cause injuries to the eyes.
4. You’ll Need Them at Some Point
You may have perfect vision for most of your early life, but as you age, you may start having difficulty focusing up close. You will start squinting your eyes as you browse your mobile device or asking your children to read you something that you can’t read clearly. It’s time to invest in a pair of glasses as soon as you stretch out your arms to see small print.
To get your pair of eyeglasses, visit Advanced Eyecare Consultants today. Our optometrist will prescribe you with lenses that meet your unique lifestyle and vision correction needs. Call us today at (847) 550-3524 or (847) 979-4601. You may also fill out our contact form to request an appointment. We serve Vernon Hill and Gurnee, IL.