2 Solutions To Common Problems With Eyeglasses

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Whether you wear eyeglasses every day or wear them off-and-on when you don't feel like wearing your contact lenses, you may face some common eyeglass problems. These problems have various causes, and many can be solved simply by making different choices in your next pair of glasses or changing your habits slightly. Here are two common problems faced by eyeglass wearers and easy solutions you may not have considered. 

1. Eyeglasses That Become Loose After Regular Wear

Do you often walk out of the optometrist's office with a pair of perfect-fitting glasses, then you find that they gradually become loose with regular wear? This can be caused by bad habits, and the solution can involve either changing those habits or opting for glasses that are more resilient against the rough treatment that eyeglasses often receive. 

One habit that can lead to eyeglasses becoming looser over time is lying down with your eyeglasses in a position that puts pressure on the frame. This can bend the glasses, especially if they have wire frames, and lead to them becoming loose-feeling or even crooked on your face. 

The solution is to either stop lying down when wearing your glasses and handle them more gently. If you don't want to change your habits, then you can instead opt for glasses more resilient to rough handling, and a great solution is choosing sturdier polycarbonate frames or frames made of flexon, which is called a "memory metal", because it springs back to its original shape after being bent.  

Spring hinges are another must for eyeglasses that don't want to have to "baby" to keep in great shape. Instead of only bending in one direction, spring hinges can be bent backwards slightly without breaking or contributing to loosening glasses over time. 

2. Eyeglasses That Don't Seem to Offer Great Vision Compared to Your Contact Lenses

If you wear contact lenses more frequently than eyeglasses, then you may find that your vision just seems much better in your contact lenses. As long as both are the correct prescription, then there are a few reasons for this problem. The most common reason for this is the fact that glasses correct your vision in a slightly different manner compared to contact lenses, as they are much further from your eyes. When you only wear eyeglasses occasionally, your eyes become used to contact lenses, and glasses may make you feel a bit dizzy or even make objects look smaller. 

The only way to get past this phenomena is to wear your eyeglasses more regularly, so your eyes can get used to both glasses and contacts. A good idea is to start wearing your glasses for an hour every night, so when you have to wear them for a full day in the future, they don't seem like such a shock to your eyes. After wearing glasses more often, you will eventually be able to wear both contacts and eyeglasses whenever you want and still have great vision with either. 

If you have other problems with your eyeglasses, then never be afraid to ask your optometrist at places like Eye Tech Optical for advice. He or she may have an easy fix that you never considered.  

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6 March 2015

Exploring Contact Lens Options

Hello, I am Erica Holsted. I would like to share my knowledge about contact lenses on this website. Contact lenses dramatically changed my life. When I obtained my first pair of glasses, I instantly felt deeply self-conscious. The drop in self-esteem was relentless despite my friends and family telling me I still looked lovely. Thankfully, I talked with an eye doctor about using contact lenses instead. I was able to choose between daily, weekly, monthly and yearly lens options. The soft lenses felt comfortable in my eyes and helped me see perfectly. I still wear my glasses at night, however, to give my eyes a brief reprieve. I will talk about contact lens types, care and wear suggestions on this site. Please come back again soon.