This post is dedicated to people out there who has been using eyeglasses and seem to think that their glasses are not working out for them.
Disclaimer: I’m not an ophthalmologist, optometrist or eye expert. All I’m about to say is my experience in using eyeglasses. Hopefully you’ll get something from it.
It’s been a while and it’s nice to write once again. I’m kind of off lately because my previous eyeglasses broke and I’m not really comfortable with my alternative glasses. I really have poor eyesight and prescription lenses are necessary. I’ve been using eyeglasses for more than 8 years now and I got to say that I know how to shop around for the perfect glasses and pin point the right ones for me.
Some of us are using spectacles for fashion and some of us can’t live comfortably without them. While it’s fun to pick the frames, the lenses are a different thing. If you go to an optical clinic and see your eye grade, you’ll know what you need BUT it’s not everything.
Let me tell you my eye story.
I started with an eye grade of -1.25 both eyes. I am near-sighted and I’m always at the back of the class because of my surname (alphabetical seating arrangement) so I somehow needed glasses for reading. To make the story short, in a span of 5 years my eye grade gradually jumped to -3.50. Even though it was gradual, I was concerned that I am in my mid 20s and my eyesight is deteriorating at an alarming rate. It’s like every 6 months, I go to the clinic and got an eye check up. I switched optical clinics because I don’t feel that the previous one is concerned at all. The doctor is just saying that my eye grade has changed but does not do anything about it.
There has been a new optical boutique and I went to check it out. The doctor was really checking everything and suggested several things to me. Although I know that his suggestions would cause the bill to go up, as long as my eyesight is taken care of then that’s okay.
He said that the multi-coat lenses isn’t cutting it for me because I work 8 hours in front of the computer. I have to upgrade my lenses to blue coating and that I should use ultra thin lenses.
What is Blue Coating?
Blue Coating is a special type of coating that is dedicated to filter blue light. Blue light is commonly found in the sun, digital screens (e.g. TV, gadgets), electronic devices, fluorescent and LED lighting. Technology is inevitable and so is eye deterioration because blue light is everywhere. Prolonged exposure to blue light may cause retinal damage and contribute to age-related macular degeneration, which can lead to loss of vision.
Ultra Thin Lenses
They are also called high-index lenses. Thinner lenses have the ability to bend light more efficiently. They have thinner edges that makes them lighter than conventional plastic material.
In my experience, whenever I have new ordinary eyeglasses, there is an adjustment period to get my eyes comfortable with the new prescription. But with ultra thin lenses, there is no adjustment period because when I put them on, there’s no dizziness or repeatedly blinking of eyes to make them adjust. I can say that it really does not put strain in my eyes like the conventional ones.
Before, I go to the eye clinic every 6 months. Now, it’s more like 1 year and 6 months. It’s more expensive now but I would like to prevent my eye from deteriorating and I know it would cost me more in the future. I am happy with my eyeglasses, my eye clinic and my overall eye health.
I hope that I did not bore you with my story and also hope that this helped you to be more aware of your prescription glasses. Stay tuned for more!