Glasses

Glasses

If you’re new to wearing glasses or are looking to learn more, read our post on best glasses tips! On the other hand, if you’re over the age of 40, check out our posts on bifocal and progressive glasses. Lastly, if you're are looking for work glasses, read our posts on computer and safety glasses. To shop all of our favorite eye care products, visit our Amazon store!

An optician taking the pupillary distance (pd) of a child using a pupilometer.
Just like when you’re buying shoes or clothes, having the right measurements for your glasses is extremely important! Incorrect pupillary distance (PD) measurements can lead to the inability to see clearly out of your glasses and, honestly, nobody has time for that! In the video below, Sheena Taff breaks down exactly what is the pupillary distance of a pair of glasses. https://youtu.be/9ZIuwEdhqx4 If you don’t...

An Optician Reveals Her Best Glasses Tips

The ultimate guide to purchasing the perfect pair of glasses
Purchasing the perfect pair of glasses can be a daunting task! With so many frame choices and an overwhelming amount of lens options, where do you even begin? Oh, and not to mention the frightening notion of an often monogamous long-term relationship with whichever glasses you decide to buy - purchase the wrong pair and you could be faced with...
Here's what progressive lenses look like.
Let’s be honest, everyone want’s to look good, feel good and see well out of their glasses! But when the fine print on your restaurant menus or your smartphone starts to get blurry, the fear of needing reading glasses or bifocals to see is real! In the video below, Sheena Taff discusses what you need to know about progressive glasses. https://youtu.be/eagVSEMPEOs If you...
Here is the difference between glasses that have an anti-reflective coating and glasses that don't.
Anti-reflective coatings are extremely beneficial for your vision and appearance in glasses! In the video below, Sheena Taff discusses what you need to know about anti-reflective coatings. https://youtu.be/p1FKEwPHKsU If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. Have you ever seen your reflection in a picture frame or store window? While reflections can be used to check out your appearance, this is...
Tinted Lenses - What Are the Real Benefits?
Whether you’re sensitive to light or simply want to make a bold fashion statement, tinted lenses have a variety of uses. In particular, various tinted lenses can help improve your athletic or overall visual performance by enhancing what you see. In the video below, Jordan Almond discusses the benefits of wearing tinted lenses. https://youtu.be/HFMK8TC8yjQ If you don’t like the video or want...
When you go to the park, beach, or an outdoor venue, do you wear a hat or apply suntan lotion to protect your skin from the sun? The fact of the matter is, whatever the weather conditions, ultraviolet (UV) sunlight is continuously making its way through to your eyes. With this in mind, your eyes need to be protected! https://youtu.be/GlcXBO1f5wA UV protection...
Here's what single vision lenses look like.
https://youtu.be/zo6EFoaI5QQ Do you wear glasses? Depending on what your eye doctor prescribed, single vision lenses help you see at one of the following distances: Up close - as if you’re looking at your cell phone. In the distance - as if you’re looking at street signs. Somewhere in between - as if you’re looking at your computer. Related: "5 Simple & Effective...
Here's what bifocal lenses look like.
Invented by Benjamin Franklin, bifocal lenses are designed to help you see objects up close and in the distance. In the video below, Sheena Taff discusses what you need to know about bifocals. https://youtu.be/nqSe5tlooyI If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. However, keep in mind that they do not provide clear vision at intermediate distances, such as working...
Designed as lenses that turn dark like sunglasses in the presence of (ultraviolet) sunlight, photochromic lenses change back to clear when the sun goes down or when you walk indoors.
Do you ever walk outdoors without your sunglasses on and feel blinded by the sun? How about wearing your prescription sunglasses to a day event only to forget to your “regular” glasses for your evening drive home. The truth of the matter is, the protection and flexibility photochromic lenses provide you is undeniable! In the video below, Sheena Taff discusses what...
Scratch Resistant Coatings - What Are the Real Benefits?
We’ve all done it. You just purchased a fancy new phone only to drop it on the floor and crack the screen - before you bought the case to protect it. Just like your phone, your glasses also need protection (i.e. scratch resistant coatings) from the daily wear and tear of your busy lifestyle. In the video below, Jordan Almond...