When should Prescription Eyeglasses be worn?Written by Timothy Gorman
A person should have their eyes examined by an optometrist every two years or every year after age of 60, to determine whether they need to wear prescription eyeglasses. Also, If any of following symptoms occur, then an eye exam needs to be scheduled. * If a person is having a hard time focusing in on objects. * If eyes are red or swollen for unknown reasons. * If unusual headaches reoccur while reading, watching Television or working on a computer. There are several different tests performed by an optometrist during a routine eye exam to determine whether prescription eyeglasses are needed.
A glaucoma test is a simple, painless test. Glaucoma is a build up of fluid in eye that causes retina to have pressure. Glaucoma doesn't really have any symptoms, but over time can cause total vision loss.
A peripheral vision test determines degree of side vision that a person has.
Then there is Visual Acuity test, which is test that determines one ability to distinguish letter, shapes and number in various sizes and from various distances.
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.