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Pros and Cons of Glasses

Pros and Cons of Glasses

Submitted by Pycraft Family… on Fri, 05/03/2019 - 9:00am

If your eyesight has deteriorated to the point where you require glasses, there are several things you need to consider.

Here are some of the pros and cons of wearing glasses. 

There are two types of glasses — single vision glasses and multifocal. Single vision glasses help correct distance issues in vision. Multifocal glasses help with distance and near-vision issues, such as reading. 

Multifocal glasses come in many forms though. There are bifocals, trifocals, and progressive lenses. Bifocals allow for seeing distance and reading with two separate parts on the lenses themselves. Trifocals have three separate parts which include a middle part for middle vision. 

Progressive lenses are bifocals and trifocals combined without a dividing line. Instead, they have a smooth transition between the vision areas. 

Glasses are made of different materials (glass or plastic). Today most eyeglasses are made of plastic, which is more likely to scratch than glass. But plastic lenses are lighter and can be treated to protect your eyes. 

Overall, glasses are easy to use and handle.

They don’t require special cleaning. You can simply put them on and go. You don’t have to touch your eyes, and glasses are typically cheaper than contacts. 

But glasses can distort your vision particularly at the edge of your lenses. This can be more pronounced if you have strong astigmatism. Some people don’t like the look or feel of glasses and they can get fogged up. Plus, glasses are not always ideal for physical activities. 

If you have additional questions about the pros and cons of glasses, contact your Wooster family eye care professionals at Pycraft Family Eye Care.