Human beings have been gifted with a magnificent power of sight; unfortunately, we’re quite often in need of glasses or contact lenses to keep it up to scratch. While regular eyeglasses have changed the lives of countless millions, they aren’t always practical.
Many hobbies (like contact or adventure sports) just weren’t designed with glass-wearers in mind. The same is often true in the workplace, where many professions require protective eyewear (to keep your safe and prevent eye emergencies) or specialised glasses for a specific purpose.
Specialised eyewear is not singly suited to the daredevils and adrenaline-seekers of the world, nor the high-physicality sportspeople at constant risk of shattering a lens. There are much less extreme scenarios where custom eyewear could substantially improve your life. Let’s examine a few of them.
So-called ‘computer glasses’ are currently available which are designed to minimise the effects of eye strain at work, as well as protecting your long term eye health. The prescription is optimized for the halfway-house between reading distance (a matter of inches) and distance vision. When you spend all day staring at a screen, this change can make a massive difference and take a load off your eye muscles.
It is common for glasses to come with an anti-glare coating nowadays, again aimed at stopping harsh light giving your eyes a rough time. However, some lenses are being produced which absorb the near-ultraviolet light which is emitted from your monitors. Overexposure to this light has been linked to the development of eye diseases further down the line, so may be worth investigating.
Eyewear which reduces glare and simultaneously heightens the contrast on the road will make driving an easier, more comfortable and safer experience. You’ll be able to see obstacles more clearly, and fewer accidents (and eye problems) will occur due to harsh lights at nighttime.
Welding is an extremely high precision task which requires both protective equipment for your eyes, and an accurate prescription for those with a refractive error.
The only thing you’ll need to do is schedule an eye exam with your optometrist. They’ll assess your vision and then discuss your own lifestyle and the reason why run-of-the-mill glasses just aren’t doing the trick anymore.
From there, your optometrist can make recommendation for existing products, or look into a custom design. It’s that simple.