Eye Care Advice

Yo! My name is Andy and this is my eye care blog. Your eyes are so important but it can be easy to take them for granted. I know that I didn't think twice about my eyes until I started to have problems with my vision. I kept getting headaches and I had trouble focusing on things. I went to see my doctor who referred me to an optometrist. The eye specialist did some tests and asked me some questions. He then said that my regular use of screens was straining my eyes. Since following the advice given to me, my eyes have been much healthier.

How Technology Has Changed the Look, Feel and Function of Eyeglasses


If you've been getting headaches recently that prompted you to visit the optician, you may have been told to think about a future wearing eyeglasses. This is a totally new world for you, but the good news is that you will usually have a very wide choice when it comes to both the style of the frame and the type of lens for your glasses. What do you need to consider?

Plenty of Choice

Technology has come a long way in recent years, and lenses these days are much lighter, thinner and better looking than they used to be.

Plastic or Polycarbonate

For example, they may not even be made of glass, as high-index plastic lenses are often favoured because they are much lighter and have a better profile than the alternative, but nevertheless provide exceptional protection against UV rays. Going one step further, lenses made from polycarbonate are even slimmer and many times more resistant to impact. If you are active and take part in a lot of sport, then this could be the perfect choice in your case.

Photochromic or Polarized

Many people just want one pair of glasses for all outdoor conditions, and this is especially important in countries like Australia with its many, long hours of sunshine. In this case, you could choose photochromic lenses that will automatically darken or lighten in response to the amount of sunlight in the immediate area. These lenses also offer 100% protection against ultraviolet rays.

If you have to drive a lot, then you may like to consider polarised lenses that diminish glare and are known to help reduce eye fatigue. Some people wear these when they are on the computer during the daytime, as well.


Going even further when it comes to comfort, an antireflective coating can be added to lenses once you have selected them. This can often reduce any reflections that may otherwise distract you, which will especially help when you are driving at night.

Variable Vision

If you have a complex prescription, the good news is that there are several different varieties of lens available. Technology has also advanced here, and lenses can be created to offer you several different fields of vision depending on whether you are looking down at your cell phone, through the middle at a television or through the upper part at something farther away.

Getting It Right for You

Have a word with your fitting specialist to come up with a solution that takes into account all of your lifestyle needs.


9 March 2018