Clear Vision Is Only the Beginning
You don’t own many things you use every day, and these rare items can be incredibly useful. But do you know their hidden benefits? Sometimes they’re just as important, even if you don’t know about them.
In my last post I gushed over the new iPhone 6s. I used my older phone all day every day. So I was surprised at myself for having waited so long to upgrade.
I knew there were benefits I was missing, I just didn’t believe they would make a difference. When I did upgrade I regretted waiting. I had missed out on benefits that would have helped me every day.
Applying the Lesson
I always explain to patients the benefits of upgrading their eyewear. And yet, some people just keep on using their old ones. Often the reason is “I see well enough” or “I’m not having any problems.”
They also don’t believe the added benefits will make their daily lives better. But like smart phones, glasses are used every day by millions of people. Wouldn’t you want something you rely on daily (or at least on a regular basis) to benefit you as much as possible? Wouldn’t you want more than just clear vision?
You can have more than just clear vision if you know these hidden benefits of updating your glasses:
- Clearer vision: I know, this one’s a given. But do you know how much clearer your vision could be? Most people who tell me their vision is “clear enough” could see much more clearly with a lens upgrade. High definition, glare free lenses are incredibly clear and comfortable.
- Safety: I have removed all sorts of strange things from eyes – you’d be surprised how much stuff gets in them. Glasses are protective, and shatter resistant lenses are best. But even standard lenses can keep pollen, dust, and other fine particles out of the eyes.
- Long term health protection: Certain eyewear can block harmful UV and high energy blue light. If you are going to be wearing glasses, why not protect your eye health for the long term? You will reduce your chances of developing cataracts and other eye diseases, like macular degeneration.
- Dryness relief: Millions of people have dry eyes. Air flow makes it worse, so I prescribe slightly larger frames for these patients. Their glasses act like windshields, keeping their eyes from drying out.
- Stress relief: With increasing use of digital screens, eye strain is more common than ever. Possibly even epidemic – some recent studies show that as many as 75% of office workers experience digital eye strain symptoms. In addition to clarity and protection, glasses for this problem provide relaxing comfort and relief.
- Style: Glasses affect self image and confidence. They’re also an expression of individuality. Just look at celebrity photos. Being seen in cool eyewear or sunwear is a trademark look for many people.
Clear vision is only one advantage of new glasses. But if you don’t know how much more your eyewear can do for you, you may be missing some important benefits that will help you both now and in the future.
Make sure you’re aware of these, and discuss them with your trusted eye doctor. Not all eyewear is equal, and you want the best for your visual lifestyle.