Glasses

Glasses

If you’re new to wearing glasses or are looking to learn more, read our glasses purchasing guide! 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...
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...
1-12 prism diopters.
Prism correction is an optical element added to your glasses to reduce or eliminate double vision, also known as diplopia. In the video below, Sheena Taff discusses what you need to know before getting prism put in your glasses. https://youtu.be/0j2NJ4W2hRM If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. Do you need prism in your glasses? When experiencing double vision with both eyes...
Carrot Eyewear Review
As an optometrist, I love educating patients on the importance of eye health and wellness. This includes yearly comprehensive eye exams, safe contact lens wear, and the importance of UV and harmful blue light eye protection. I was intrigued by Carrot Eyewear because it was created by Dr. Jennifer Tsai, an optometrist who understands the importance of protecting your eyes...
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...
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...
Here is a boy wearing transitions lenses looking up at the sun.
Summer is coming to an end and it's time for kids to go back to school! Are you making sure your children's eyes are fully protected from UV and harmful blue light? Below, Dr. Ryan Corte interviews optometrist and fellow Transitions Change agent, Dr. Jennifer Lyerly, on children's glasses and blue light protection! For highlights from this interview, watch the video below!  https://youtu.be/xQ_244nd8S8 If you don’t like...
Gunnar Optiks Review
If you're reading this review, chances are you saw Joe Croft pitch Gunnar Computer Glasses on Shark Tank! Or, maybe you're a hardcore gamer and you're interested in learning more about the ever-popular Gunnar Gaming Glasses. Regardless of how you landed here, I'm glad you did. As an optometrist, my passion is educating patients and...
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...
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...