When we talk about eyeglasses, we refer to both the frame and the lenses.
With today’s wide range of styles, shapes, lenses and functionality, choosing the right frame for your glasses can be fun as well as practical. Sometimes one pair is not enough when considered an accessory in your wardrobe.
In many situations, one pair of glasses cannot meet all your vision requirements. There are lenses for everyday wear, computer glasses, or reading glasses.
Cleaning and Caring for Your Glasses
Approximately 55 percent of Canadians wear glasses as their primary means of vision correction, so learning how to care for your glasses is important.
Cleaning: The best way to clean your glasses is to use the spray cleaner and cloth provided to you with your glasses purchase. As an alternative, you may use mild liquid soap and lukewarm water. Do not use windex or dish soap. Clothing, napkins, tissues and paper towels all carry fibres that will scratch the lens.
Exposure to heat: Avoid exposing your glasses to direct heat sources, such as your oven or steaming dishwasher, or leaving on the dashboard of your car.
Ensure you have a current prescription from a Doctor of Optometry which is no older than two years to ensure your prescription is accurate and your eyes are healthy.
The doctor can determine the type of glasses that will provide the best fit for your lifestyle. Whether you play sports, are on digital devices for most of your day, or only require your glasses for certain activities, your needs and lifestyle will be taken into consideration.