Reading an eye chart mounted or projected on a wall is a standard part of every visit to the optometrist today, but it wasn't always that way. Centuries ago, practitioners struggled to measure vis ...View Article
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The basics of standard prescription eyeglasses are the same, but there are many customizations that are worth a closer look. These allow you to turn simple corrective lenses into ones that are less hassle and more protective. Here are some of the top upgrades you should seriously consider having added when you order from your optometrist in Sunnyvale:
Many pairs of glasses now come with this as a standard option, but you should be sure to get it even if it's an extra. It stops UV light from getting to your eyes, thereby protecting your retina from bright sunlight. Blocking UV light may also reduce your risk of developing cataracts.
These lenses turn your clear glasses into darkly-tinted sunglasses when you go into the bright outdoor light. When you go back indoors or in your car, the lenses turn clear again. This coating is activated by exposure to UV light, so your glasses stay clear at night even when you're outside. A special coating is behind the effect, which saves you from having to buy two pairs of glasses and averts the need for tinted clip-ons.
Whether you play sports or drive at night, your eyes are exposed to glare. This distorts vision, and in the daytime, it can interfere with your perception of contrast. Anti-glare coatings block glare that is reflected off of roads, bodies of water, sand, and other such surfaces. Since these surfaces are the worst offenders, you'll find it easier to see no matter what you're doing when you encounter them.
If you're sick of your glasses fogging up all the time, make sure your next pair has a layer of this coating. You won't have to worry about anti-fog sprays, and your view will stay clear no matter what the weather.
Add a sense of mystery and hide the look in your eyes with this coating. Whether you want it for fashion purposes, to hide the red eyes of allergies, or simply to have a look that isn't currently seen everywhere else, there's one thing that can't be denied about mirrored lenses: They're distinctive. It's probably the only look that lets you stand out and hide at the exact same time.
For these and other upgraded glasses, make an appointment with us here at Silicon Valley Eye Physicians in Sunnyvale, CA. We'll give you an exam and then get started on making your perfect prescription eyeglasses.