When deciding on lens quality, factors like material, thickness, and treatments like anti-glare should be considered. But, it's important to know that making a lens thinner can reduce its quality and cause vision problems or discomfort. Treatments like anti-glare, anti-scratch, and polarized can enhance the quality and comfort of the lens.
Protection against harmful blue light
If you use electronic devices a lot, it's important to protect your eyes from blue light. Blue light comes from electronic devices, the sun, and certain types of lighting. It can make your eyes tired and damage them over time. If you use electronic devices frequently, it's crucial to safeguard your eyes from blue light. Blue light is emitted by electronic devices, the sun, and specific types of lighting. Over time, it can cause eye fatigue and harm. To prevent this, search for lenses that block blue-violet light while allowing the beneficial blue-turquoise light to pass through.
- Blue-turquoise light is important for our body and metabolism, like vitamins and minerals. It helps regulate our natural sleep/wake cycles called circadian cycles.
- Using digital devices for a long time can make your eyes tired and hurt them because of the blue-violet light.
Anti-glare, anti-scratch and other treatments
These are chemical multilayers applied to the lens in order to increase protection/aesthetic and visual comfort:
- The first “varnished” layer is commonly known as anti-scratch. This layer protects and prevents scratches and micro-scratches on the lens. Lens materials are easily scratched, hence why this layer is used in 99% of cases.
- The anti-glare treatment is a surface coating that reduces stray reflections of light on the surface of the lens. This treatment is always associated with the anti-scratch treatment.
- The polarized treatment is a filter applied on the surface of the lens to reduce glare caused by light reflection on bright surfaces (ideal for nautical activities, driving, etc.).
- The photochromic treatment is used for its versatility and practicality when alternating between outside and inside activities, but also for monetary reasons as you get two pairs for the price of one. Depending on the supplier and the technology used, the lens darkens when exposed to UV rays or when the brightness increases. At BonLook, our sun lenses tint at the exposure of UV rays.
When choosing a frame, it's important to consider your face shape and prescription. Consult an eye care professional like the opticians at BonLook to find a frame that is both aesthetically pleasing and technically appropriate for your prescription. For example, if you have high astigmatism, avoid round frames as they can shift the axis of correction, affecting your vision quality. Also, consider your facial features like nose shape and temple width to find a frame that fits comfortably and securely.
Sun protection is crucial for protecting your eyes from premature aging and diseases like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Don't assume that a dark tint on your lenses provides enough protection from the sun. To properly filter UV rays, the lens material must have the property to filter UV rays. Look for lenses like those at BonLook that are specifically designed to filter out UV rays for optimal sun protection.
In conclusion, a pair of glasses, be it sunglasses and glasses or specifically prescription glasses, can make a world of difference to your style and vision. It is paramount to prioritize high quality, but equally important is dependable customer service when making such a purchase. After all, a prescription eyeglass is not just a fashion accessory; it's a daily essential for many.