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The Best Options Available For Your Vision after Seeing an Eye Care Professional

Thursday, May 15, 2014 @ 08:05 AM
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When people go to the eye doctor they may leave thinking their job is automatically done. Too many people ignore the advice and care of their eye health professional. When you leave the eye doctor, you should always fill any prescriptions you may have. This cannot be stressed enough. There are multiple methods that you have available to you depending on your specific condition and needs.

Prescription Glasses

There are multiple types of corrective lenses you can get in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Glasses can be great and you shouldn’t feel ashamed for needing them. Lots of people need glasses in today’s day and age. Glasses should be selected based on your own unique style and the shape of your face. There are many different types of glasses that suit some face shapes better than others. It is important to either research your face shape and the types of glasses that are better for you, or ask someone at the local frames shop.

Other than the shape of glasses, there are many other options available to you. Should you require an easy solution to sunglasses in a vehicle while driving, you can easily pick up a pair of easyclip glasses or get a pair of prescription sunglasses made for yourself depending on your prescription. There are plastic frames and metal ones, frames with and without nose pads.

It really depends on what you prefer and the style you want to go with. Not all designs and styles of frames are available with or without nose pads. The frames that have nose pads have nose pads and the ones that do not are not available in any other style. Frames are unique and made with different sizes and thicknesses. Generally, the thicker your glasses are the younger the effect on your face is. On the other hand, if you go with a thinner frame it is virtually invisible making it less noticeable on your face.

Prescription Sunglasses

Initially sounding like a really good idea, prescription sunglasses may shock you. Unfortunately, these babies are only available for some prescription types and are not recommended for high index prescriptions. Prescription sunglasses can be a good idea if you drive around a lot, or if you work outside as the sun’s harmful rays can damage your eyes if you do not take the necessary precautions to prevent this from happening. Prescription sunglasses, again, will only work for some people. There are easy clip and transition lenses available for people who require sunglasses and have a high index lens.

Contact Lenses

For most people, contact lenses are a very real solution in terms of invisible corrective lenses. Contacts are very small lenses that are placed directly on the eye. These lenses need to be manually put in and removed in about an eight hour period maximum. Contacts are excellent for people who wish to avoid people knowing they require corrective lenses, or for people with high index lenses who wish to wear sunglasses outside.

Contact lenses are not for everyone. Some people cannot stand the idea of touching their eye, or even coming close to touching their eye, so they are unable to get the contact in or out. In order to be allowed to wear contact lenses, one must first demonstrate the ability to put in and remove the contacts in front of an eye care professional.

Contact lens wearers should go to regular contact lens checkups with their eye care professional every six months to ensure their contacts are fitting properly still and that everything is working the best it possibly can be. There are many different things that need to be taken into consideration when a person is wearing contact lenses. This is why it is very important that wearers maintain regular checkups. If you do not think you want to go to this many visits, or if you feel uneasy about putting something directly on your eye, you probably should not wear contact lenses.

When you initially go to look at contact lenses, you are going to notice that there are a lot of different types of lenses. Some are shaped differently than others. In most cases, the type of contact lens you require is already determined by your prescription. However, you do have a few options available to you. Contacts can be a lot of fun if you ever wanted a different eye color, or even something unique.

For example, there are custom contacts that look like cat eyes, or ones that have an all-white pupil. These special contacts are, unfortunately, not available for all prescriptions, so if you are interested in something like that you should ask your local eye care professional about the options that you have available for your unique condition.

Corrective Eye Surgery

In some cases, it is possible to have laser eye surgery that will correct the issue in the eye and make it so that the patient has perfect vision without needing corrective lenses. There are many different procedures available to you should you be considering corrective eye surgery. You can undergo surgery to reshape the eye itself, laser corrective procedures to help a variety of different issues, and non-laser options for refractive issues. If you are truly considering this option it is best to discuss the possibilities with your eye care professional.

Our eyes change as we age. We need to understand this in order to understand that the type of surgery we may require for our eyes may also change as we age. This is why it is extremely important to talk to your eye doctor about what your best options are and what you should expect from these types of procedures during and after the initial procedure is complete.

Still Unsure?

It is common to feel uneasy about which choice is best for you. When it comes down to it, in the end, it is important to ask yourself if you would feel comfortable with each option if you had to live with that choice for the rest of your life. If the answer you come up with is yes, it is probably a good idea to talk about it with your eye care professional and get things set into motion so that you can have the best vision possible for you.

Most people who wear glasses will tell you it is not a big deal to put on their glasses in the morning and take them off at night. A lot of people who wear contact lenses have a backup pair of glasses handy for when they require taking out their contacts as you can only leave them in for so long before they begin to irritate your eyes.

If you have a high index prescription it is highly recommended that you always have a backup pair of glasses just in case your current glasses break. Think of it this way, the heavier you rely on your corrective lenses to see, the more helpless you would be if those lenses were to be broken accidentally, misplaced, or lost.

The more you require your corrective lenses, the better an idea it is to have a backup pair. That is not to say you should not have a backup pair of glasses otherwise. It is always a good idea for everyone to have a backup pair of glasses as stressing your eyes and forcing them to focus on small print is a great way to ensure you potentially harm your eyes later on and long term.

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