An impressive 61% of the world population wear eyeglasses, showing just how important this service is. Eyeglasses are necessary for a wide range of scenarios, as they help to improve your vision and allow you to go about day to day activities with a fresh look. From reading glasses to bifocals and eyeglasses for near-sighted individuals, there are many different options on the market today. Here at First Eye Care, we believe in doing everything we can to help our patients find the right solutions to make their vision clear. This is important to us, which is why we go above and beyond and offer our patients a wide range of options to choose from, including designer eyewear. Whether you’ve worn glasses for most of your life or your vision has been less clear recently, we encourage you to check out First Eye Care’s eyewear options.

Why Eyeglasses?

For people who have a hard time seeing clearly, eyeglasses are the perfect solution. Over the years, glasses technology has come a long way, making them a viable option for people of all ages. Furthermore, glasses are ideal for those who suffer from vision-related migraines and other discomforts caused by blurry vision. The bottom line? Glasses help you see!

In today’s modern society, glasses are also quite trendy and stylish. In fact, some people who have perfect vision even wear glasses as an accessory. This is great news for people who actually need glasses to see clearly, as the days of being made fun of for wearing glasses are a thing of the past. Another reason why glasses are a good idea for the majority of people is that they simply make everyday tasks, such as reading, easier. Most of us have been there before – squinting at the screen, newspaper, or a book in order to make out the words. If you find yourself doing this, it may be time to visit North Arlington’s First Eye Care and check out our glasses options.

Types of Eyeglasses

As technology has advanced over the years, so have lenses and eyeglasses themselves. When glasses first hit the market, they were made exclusively out of glass, but this is no longer the case. The majority of today’s eyeglasses are made of high-tech plastics, which provide more durability, scratch resistance, and a sleeker look. They are much lighter, don’t break as easily, and can even be enhanced with a filter to shield your eyes from damaging UV rays. Here’s a look at some of the types of lenses you will find today:

  • Polycarbonate – This is a great impact-resistant option for those who play sports or work in industries that may be tough on eyewear
  • Trivex – This is a newer plastic, similar to polycarbonate, that is lightweight, thin, and impact-resistant
  • High-index plastic – Ideal for people with a strong prescription, as these lenses are lighter and thinner than the old school “coke bottles” from the past
  • Aspheric – These lenses have different degrees of curvature, meaning they are thinner and flatter than other lenses
  • Photochromic – These lenses change from clear to tinted with sunlight

These are just a handful of the lenses option we offer for our eyeglasses here at First Eye Care. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our two experienced North Arlington optometrists, please do not hesitate to give us a call.