8 things to know before you buy glasses online

Eyewear

Are contacts or glasses right for you? How do you know you’re picking the perfect pair of sunglasses for any season?  And what’s the latest style trend? In this section, learn all about the fashion and function of eyewear so you’re sure to find just the right fit.

8 things to know before you buy glasses online

Sophisticated mobile technology has made online shopping more secure and convenient than ever1. But, buyers beware – not all online stores are created equal. In fact, within the vision industry, results from a study conducted by the American Optometric Association …

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choosing contact lenses

Glasses not your thing? Here’s how to make sure contacts are right for you.

Whether you have an active lifestyle, need peripheral vision correction or simply want freedom from eyeglasses, contact lenses could be the right choice for you. Contact lenses are even easier to wear and available for more patients’ prescriptions with advancements …

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How to decide if contacts are right for you

If getting new glasses is similar to getting a new pair of shoes, then changing from glasses to contacts is more like learning how to ride a bike. Contacts aren’t an accessory change. They’re a lifestyle change. Glasses are easy. …

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3 must-have contact lens qualities that will keep the red out

Contact lens manufacturers are continually improving technology in order to provide the most comfortable experience for wearers. Let’s take a look at dry, red eyes and how lens technology is pioneering new solutions in the quest for comfort. As everyone …

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Get fashion and function with your new glasses.

In many ways, shopping for glasses is like shopping for any other fashion accessory. You peruse the styles. You try them on. You decide what looks best on you. When it comes to glasses, fashion is important. But that doesn’t …

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Get the perfect fit: find the right lenses for your sunglass needs

If you wear eyeglasses and spend a lot of time outdoors, you may want to consider prescription sunglasses. Providing convenience, comfort and protection, they can enhance your time outside. And today you have many choices when it comes to finding …

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The glaring risks of winter: The vision-saving role of sunglasses in the cold

Anyone who has watched the winter Olympics understands the necessity for sunglasses even on the coldest, shortest day of the year. Snow can be blindingly reflective— sometimes literally. And the cold, while it diminishes the sun’s heat, doesn’t reduce the …

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The specs on shades: How to pick the right pair of sunglasses

Jack Nicholson once said that without his sunglasses, he’s just fat and 60. He may have a point. Sunglasses can improve your look, but not if you’re a heart shape wearing frames made for a square. Regardless of your face …

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A new perspective on frames: Choosing the right reading glasses

If you’re holding your book at arm’s length, then it’s probably time for a new frame of reference. Or, more likely, some references on new frames. The signs you need reading glasses are easy to spot. What’s more difficult is …

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Contacts emergency! How to fix those common contact mishaps

In the 2012 animated film “Hotel Transylvania,” a cape-drawn Dracula figure is suddenly repulsed when he sees a teenage boy attempt (clumsily) to remove a contact lens from his eye. Dracula only saw the half of it. Stuck lenses, torn …

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Lens Technology

Do I need glasses? 10 signs you need an eye exam

One of the clearest signs that you might need glasses is the inability to read an actual sign. But there are many other clues that can reveal if your powers of observation are fading. There’s no need for the Sherlock …

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What your vision symptoms say about the kind of lenses you need

Finding the world around you a little out of focus lately? You’re far from alone. More than 75 percent of Americans require vision correction. And while vision symptoms can put a damper on your daily activities, they can be corrected …

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  • 80% of learning in the first 12 years comes through the eyes

    Source: The Discovery Eye Foundation, Learning-related vision problems, July 2014.