Survey conducted on Prescription EyeglassesWritten by Timothy Gorman
Prescription eyeglasses and/or contact lenses are worn by over 60% of nations population today. The end of year 2006, it is estimated that 176 million people will be in need of vision correction.
A survey conducted by Vision Council of America showed that over 40 percent of subjects surveyed would wear either prescription eyeglasses or fashion eyeglasses whether they needed to or not. The survey also showed that 39% of people surveyed perceive people that wear eyeglasses to be smarter than those who do not. The biggest complaints, found in survey, were dirty eyeglasses and scratched lenses.
Only 53% of people surveyed that they knew what polarized lenses were on prescription eyeglasses. The function of Polarized lenses is to reduce glare. They are especially helpful to people who have just undergone cataract surgery and are very sensitive to bright lights. They are popular among boaters, skiers, drivers and any other hobbyist that glare cannot only be annoying, but dangerous.
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.