At Charlotte Jones Opticians, we really enjoy helping you choose fun, fashionable frames that make a bold statement, enhance your appearance, and bring out your true personality. But it’s also important to focus on the reason you’re seeking eyewear in the first place – which in most cases, is visual correction and/or protection. For this reason, in the course of this blog we will discuss key factors to consider when choosing your lenses, as well.
With so many technological advances in recent years, eyeglass wearers now have more options than ever when picking out the right lenses to complement their frame of choice. So, it starts with your personal needs: what is the reason that you must wear glasses? Answers to this question vary more than they used to, so the kind of lens you choose will also vary. The most popular reasons for purchasing eyewear are:
- General corrective vision
- Sun and UV ray protection
- Protection from the elements
- Protection during strenuous activities
- Working on a computer/prevention of eye strain
- Seeking a new look to shake things up
To achieve your desired result, there are a number of lens types and coatings that can make your life as an eyeglass-wearer so much easier, including…
- Polycarbonate lenses
- Polarized sunglasses
- Anti-reflective coating
- Scratch-resistant coating
- Ultraviolet coating
- Tinted lenses
- Mirror lenses
In the coming weeks – among other topics – we’ll explore how your eyewear needs match up with the types of lenses that are available, as well as provide insight on what could work best for you. So stay tuned!
Coming up next week: Are you a basketball player, runner or rock climber? You may need special frames and lenses to keep you in top form and avoid injury. Let’s talk about active eyewear.
Find your next designer frames at Charlotte Jones Opticians.