Do You Need More Than One Pair of Glasses?

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Do You Need More Than One Pair of Glasses? - First Eye Care DFW

There May Be Different Situations That Require Different Eyeglasses

The number of glasses you should invest all depends on your vision needs. It’s as simple as that. For some people, one pair will suffice, whereas others require different eyeglasses for various situations. When you renew your eyeglass prescription, chances are you are thinking about the one pair of glasses you are going to get. You want to make sure they fit your face and style and will support your vision in the right ways.

But what if you have several different vision needs?

As we get older, there are several common vision concerns that usually pop up. For one, people over the age of 40 are at a higher risk of presbyopia, or farsightedness caused by the lens having a more difficult time changing shape. Digital eye strain is another common issue, especially given the amount of time many of us spend on our smartphones, tablets, and computers. The good news is that one of the best ways to address these vision problems is through eyeglasses. Sure, having a pair of glasses that you can wear all day long is great, but they aren’t always enough. Sometimes you need to invest in another pair (or two) of glasses to make sure all your concerns are met.

Why You Should Have More Than One Pair of Glasses

Different occasions call for different accessories, including glasses. Heck, you change your clothes every day, so why can’t you do the same with your glasses? You may not need a different pair of glasses for every day of the week, but certain situations may call for glasses other than your go-to prescription lenses:

  • Reading glasses – When you turn 40, chances are you will have a more difficult time reading small text. As mentioned earlier, this is called presbyopia. If you are squinting to read print you used to have no problem with, it may be time to schedule a comprehensive eye exam to get a prescription for progressive lenses or even reading glasses.
  • Computer glasses – We become increasingly dependent on digital devices, causing an entirely new set of vision problems. Digital eye strain is a serious problem that affects both the young and old. Symptoms such as blurred vision, dry eyes, and light sensitivity are common and annoying. Thankfully, there’s a solution. Single vision lenses for computer glasses are becoming more popular, effectively treating the above symptoms.
  • Backup lenses – The last thing you want is to be on vacation or even at work, only to have your trusty lenses break. Having a backup pair of eyeglasses is just one way to avoid the frustrations that will certainly come with a broken pair of lenses.
  • Sports glasses – If you play sports or are active in the outdoors, we highly recommend investing in a pair of sports glasses. Sports-related eye injuries are so common and often the result of people wearing inadequate glasses.

To learn more about our various eyeglasses or to talk about your concerns with one of our optometrists, please contact First Eye Care DFW today. While not everyone needs more than one pair of glasses, many people do without realizing it.

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