For those of you who wear glasses on a daily basis in order to see clearly, you no doubt rely heavily on them for everyday activities like driving or reading. The problem is that many lenses can throw up issues that make it more difficult to see in certain situations and scenarios. You’ve probably noticed this issue before, but have just lived with it.
Here we take a look at some of the unideal situations thrown at us when we wear our glasses, how to find the right lenses for your needs and how you can make wearing spectacles more comfortable through lens enhancements known as Crizal.
What we are faced with when wearing lenses
Wearing spectacle lenses is a great solution for correcting refractive errors, as the right lens can help to reflect the light into the correct part of your eye. This will allow you to see more clearly, offering a straightforward answer to your vision problems!
However, your lenses can be susceptible to various interferences that make it more difficult to see. One of the most common issues spectacles wearers are faced with is glare and reflections. Whether you’re outdoors or indoors, light interacts with your lenses at different angles which can create reflections and unwanted glare or halos around light sources. This can be incredibly distracting, particularly when driving, as the light from car headlights and street lamps can cause a disruption in your vision.
Your lenses are faced with smudges, dust, water and the chance of being scratched during their daily usage that often can’t be avoided. This can be very frustrating, and means you often spend a lot of time cleaning your lenses before being able to wear them to see clearly and to look great.
The importance of UV protection
Another growing concern is making sure your lenses have adequate UV protection. Many people understand the importance of protecting your skin from UV rays, but your eyes also need the same protection. Over-exposure to UV light can increase your risk of eye diseases like cataracts.(1)
It’s important to make sure your lenses have a good E-SPF rating, so you can be sure your eyes are shielded from the potential dangers of UV light from the front and also preventing UV rays from reflecting of the back of your lenses and into your eyes.
How to enhance your lenses
Luckily, for those of you who are looking for a solution to these common problems, new technology is always emerging. One of the most effective ways to combat these issues with your lenses is to invest in a lens enhancement. Sometimes known as anti-reflection coatings, they can add a protective layer to your lenses.
Lens enhancements of this kind can ensure your lenses are dust and water and smudge and scratch resistant, ensuring optimal visual clarity and easier cleaning. In turn, this ensures your lenses truly are helping you see better.
What’s more, there are lens enhancements that offer UV protection alongside other benefits, creating a more efficient lens solution for your everyday vision needs.
So, if you’re experiencing some trouble with your lenses and have been looking for a solution, this could be a great place to start!
- Cataract: http://www.pointsdevue.com/article/ageing-and-crystalline-lens, http://www.pointsdevue.com/article/effects-ageing-visual-system. McCarty CA, Taylor HR. A review of the epidemiologic evidence linking ultraviolet radiation and cataracts. Dev Ophthalmol. 2002; 35:21-31.