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New Year, New Look

With 2019 in full swing, it’s the perfect time to update your look with a new set of frames. Whether you are looking to replace an old, worn out a set of frames or even try a fresh look here are tips to remember when you search for a new set. 

Is It Time to Update Your Frames for New Ones?

Even though your eyeglasses may seem to be in proper working order, there may be several signs that it’s time for a new set of frames. The first and most obvious reason to spring for a new set of eyeglass frames is if your prescription has changed. If your prescription changes, you may only need a new set of lenses and can keep the frames themselves. But this may not always be the case. For instance, if you bought a pair of readymade reading glasses, you will need to replace the entire pair of eyeglasses.

Switching from Glasses to Contacts

When it comes to vision options for your child, it’s never too soon to consider switching them from eyeglasses to contact lenses.

As with many things in life, the answer depends on a variety of factors. And it depends on your own unique child and his or her ability to be responsible. There is no age requirement for contact lenses and more children every day are using contact lenses to improve their vision.

What Glasses Will Complement Your Face Best?

When shopping for a set of eye glasses there are several things to consider in the frames and lenses themselves to suit your specific needs. Yet a pair of glasses can also complement your face and help highlight the shape of your face. There is a pair of frames for each face shape, but first you must spend some time looking at yourself in the mirror to determine the shape of your face. Specifically, look to see if your face is more angular or curved. Once you have studied the shape of your face, it’s time to fix a set of glasses.

Eye Glasses: How to Prevent Them From Breaking

When it comes to eye care for children and adults alike, the eye glasses are still a popular option to help people of all ages see clearly. So, what are some of the best ways to help keep them from breaking, since eye glasses are expensive? Breaking a set of eye glasses is never fun. So when you are not wearing them, keep your glasses in a protective case. There’s nothing more frustrating that not knowing where your glasses are and setting something on top of them or sitting on them. A case comes in handy to protect your glasses.

The History of Eye Glasses

Eye glasses today in modern society can be status symbols, signs of wealth or intelligence, or even worn purely as a fashion statement. But eye glasses have evolved over thousands of year dating back to ancient times. The first usage of eye glasses actually dates back to Italy in the 13th century, when eye glasses were developed. This evolution followed “reading stones” though which were developed roughly 200 years earlier. These reading stones were the first time lenses were used to magnify writing, but these stones were set on top of the manuscripts people were reading.

Things to Know Before Switching to Contact Lenses

Many people wear glasses each and every day to aid their vision. Several more wear contact lenses in order to also see properly.

Yet there are differences between the two and therefore things to know and consider before either switching to contacts or starting out with them.

First, consider that contact lenses can cause discomfort or even damage to your eyes if they are not fitted properly. So it’s important for your family eye care to schedule a contact lens exam. An exam will help match the proper contact lens prescription to your specific needs.