Gone are those days when people wearing glasses were ridiculed and bullied. As luck would have it, wearing glasses is the new fashion statement. Be that as it may, besides comfort and aesthetics, eyeglasses help rectify eyesight problems, which lead to clear vision and higher quality of day-to-day life.
Common Vision Problems
Depending upon the physical nature of your eye, you will be able to identify the vision problem you have. The most prevalent vision impairment issues are:
- Myopia: Myopia or near-sightedness is a condition wherein you can see close objects clearly, but cannot focus on distant objects.
- Hypermetropia: Hypermetropia or long-sightedness is a condition wherein focusing on nearby articles is challenging, but distance vision is normal.
Signs That Say You Need Glasses
The consensus is that glasses can help with clear vision. But, the downside is that most people do not realise that they have a problem. They might have gone years without glasses and not noticed the subtle and gradual changes in their vision. Here are some signs that indicate if you have any vision problems:
- Blurry, distorted or double vision: It suggests that you either have myopia or hypermetropia. The objects around you may seem fuzzy and not defined.
- Frequent squinting: It may provide you with better vision. But it is a temporary remedy. You will sit closer to the television or read with a book near your face to compensate for the distance.
- Eye strain or fatigue: It can be due to many reasons such as allergies, insufficient sleep, etc. But if it persists longer than a few days, then it is better to get it checked out by an ophthalmologist.
- Difficulty seeing at night: If you have trouble seeing or driving at night, it could be near-sightedness.
- Halos around light: Any light source such as bulbs, tube lights, lamps, or headlights will have circles around them. It happens because your eyes are unable to focus on the bright light and hence appear blurry.
How to Care For Your Glasses?
Prescription glasses are a substantial investment. You spend so much time selecting the size and colour of your eye frame that fits your face shape, fashion sense and lifestyle. Once you have purchased it, you may neglect to take care of it. Below are a few tips for first-time wearers to help you get through the trouble of wearing it:
- Keep your lenses clean. As the day progresses, dust, fingerprints, oil and grime will gravitate to the lenses just as insects get drawn to bright light. The blurry lenses will obstruct your vision and cause you headaches and eye strains. So, try to always keep the lenses clean by polishing them with a lens cleaner using a scratch-proof cloth.
- Store it safely. Whenever you remove your glasses, try to place them in a safe hard case, with the lenses facing upward. Be cautious not to throw in a bag carelessly as they may get scratched, bent or broken.
- Wear it the right way. When you don your glasses or take them off, use both your hands to retain the alignment and minimise the changes to the fit over time. While adjusting the frame, avoid pushing on the nose piece as it distorts it.
After months of internal struggle, you finally decide to buy a pair of glasses. Oh yay! A lifetime of wearing them. What a joy indeed. Despite the pain of wearing them all day and every day, there are a few perks for the bespectacled beauties.
Many studies reveal that people who wear spectacles are perceived as intelligent and successful. So, the next time you despair about being judged because you are flunking all your papers, don’t worry. Most of the onlookers think that you are the next Einstein!
You can flaunt your best features by carefully choosing the shape, detailing, colour and fit of your glasses. Who said wearing glasses is ugly? Show em, tiger!
So, if you are still in a dilemma about buying a pair of glasses, this ought to give you the push you needed.