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. If you like our posts, subscribe to our newsletter!

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...
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...

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...
Safety Glasses - Here's What You Need To Know
Do you work in an environment that requires eye protection? Are you looking for ways to protect your eyes while doing outdoor or in-home construction? If so, you should highly consider wearing safety glasses. In the video below, Sheena Taff reviews exactly what you need to know about safety glasses! https://youtu.be/JuRcuBVqT7s If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue...
GUNNAR Glasses Review, Pricing, and More
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 happy to provide you with my professional insight! As an optometrist, my passion is educating patients and those...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Glasses Style Meets Function with Transitions Lenses
Do you ever have trouble finding glasses that compliment your personal style? Need some advice? Below, Dr. Ryan Corte interviews optician and fellow Transitions Change agent, Daniel Brunson, on maximizing eyewear style and function with Transitions lenses! For highlights from this interview, watch the video below!  https://youtu.be/u-mQ5HcCZUg If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. Dr. Corte: My name is Dr. Ryan Corte and...