Different types of eyeglassesWritten by Timothy Gorman
If you are in market for some fashionable prescription eyeglasses, you don't have to look very far. There are literally hundreds of websites out on internet that offer many different frame styles, as well as lens shapes and colors. Many of these websites will let you take your prescription that you have received from your Optometrist and enter data online, and within two weeks you have a brand new pair of prescription eyeglasses in your hands.
A very popular frame style that is making a comeback is Retro Style. That is that 50's look with thick, black frame and clear lenses.
Rimless frames are another favorite style of prescription eyeglasses. They have a thin gold or silver wire frame and lens is completely rimless. The lens is usually amber or gray in color.
The half rimless style is just that-the top of frame is thin wire and it is connected to lens. The bottom half is completely rimless.
Different types of eye disordersWritten by Timothy Gorman
The need for prescription eyeglasses could come from many different eye conditions. The most common eye disorders are Farsightedness, Nearsightedness and Presbyopia.
Nearsightedness, otherwise known as Myopia, is most common eye disorder. It occurs when light focuses in front of retina rather than focusing on retina. The symptoms for Myopia are blurred vision on objects that are in distance. Squinting eye will actually make object clearer. Vision can be corrected with prescription eyeglasses with either a bifocal or trifocal lens.
Farsightedness, or Hyperopia, is just opposite of Myopia. The light focuses behind retina instead of in front of retina. One common symptom of Hyperopia is headaches or eyes will become tired from reading. It is difficult to see objects that are within close range. In children, most common symptom is crossed eyes. Again this eye disorder, too, can be corrected by wearing prescription eyeglasses.