Prescription EyeglassesWritten by Timothy Gorman
In today's society, not only are prescription eyeglasses a necessity, but to some people they are a fashion accessory. Top designers like Giorio Armani, Eddie Bauer, Clavin Klien and even Brittany Spears have picked up this latest fashion trend. Putting their name and usually a high price on designer frames and lenses.
A pair of prescription eyeglasses should be comfortable for your eye as well as your face. There are many different frame designs and shapes that fit your personal needs.
When shopping for a pair of prescription eyeglasses it is important to consider your occupation, activity level and personality. Different lifestyles require different frames, lenses and tints. For example; The truck driver who spends 10 hours per day driving requires different options than that of an office worker who stares at a computer all day or a teenage athlete that is active in sports all day.
The shade or tint to prescription eyeglasses is another option to consider. * Gray typically reduces glares but keeps natural colors in focus. Gray is most popular choice. * Amber is brown in color and it also reduces glare and filters out blue lights. * Yellow is especially helpful in dimmer conditions.
The optics of Prescription EyeglassesWritten by Timothy Gorman
There are estimated 168 million people who wear prescription eyeglasses in United States. Only a very small percentage of those people could tell you what strength their lenses are or read an eyeglass prescription.
The strength of prescription eyeglasses is measured in what we call diopters. Optometrists abbreviate that with a D. The stronger lens, higher diopter measures. Prescription eyeglass lenses are measured in positives or negatives. If you look through a negative lens object that you are focusing on will look smaller. If looking through a positive lens, object will look bigger.
There are three professions that deal with prescription eyeglasses that many people are not aware of. The first profession is called an Optician. An Optician makes lenses, frames and contact lenses. They analyze prescription and then dispense medications and prescription eyeglasses.
The Ophthalmologist is an eye doctor who is licensed to perform surgeries that are needed to correct vision or aid in curing eye diseases.