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What are some things that call for special eyeglasses?

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You might want special eyeglasses for:

  • Computer work: They can ease eyestrain from staring at a screen.
  • Driving: "Driving sunglasses" can block light, and glasses with that have both your lens prescription for distance vision and an anti-reflective coating help.
  • Reading: Reading glasses are good for close-up hobbies too. And the readers you see in stores are OK for most people.
  • Sports: Goggles with polycarbonate lenses can prevent injuries. So can polycarbonate shields and wire face guards.

From: Eyeglasses That Do the Job WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Correcting Your Vision With Glasses and Contacts," "When to See an Eye M.D.," "Introduction to Eyeglasses: Lens Design," "Introduction to Eyeglasses: Lens Enhancements," "Introduction to Eyeglasses: Frames," "Play Sports Safely -- Use Eye Protection," "Eye Injury Prevention."

American Optometric Association: "Criteria for Determining Whether the Need for Eyeglasses or Other Treatment Is Related to Computer Use," "Care of the Patient With Presbyopia," “Recommended Eye Examination Frequency for Pediatric Patients and Adults.”

AllAboutVision.com: "Specialty Eyewear: Glasses for All Seasons, for All Reasons."

The New York Times: "Need Reading Glasses? Welcome to Middle Age."

HealthyVision2010.org: "Eye Safety at Work Is Everyone's Business."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on December 25, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Correcting Your Vision With Glasses and Contacts," "When to See an Eye M.D.," "Introduction to Eyeglasses: Lens Design," "Introduction to Eyeglasses: Lens Enhancements," "Introduction to Eyeglasses: Frames," "Play Sports Safely -- Use Eye Protection," "Eye Injury Prevention."

American Optometric Association: "Criteria for Determining Whether the Need for Eyeglasses or Other Treatment Is Related to Computer Use," "Care of the Patient With Presbyopia," “Recommended Eye Examination Frequency for Pediatric Patients and Adults.”

AllAboutVision.com: "Specialty Eyewear: Glasses for All Seasons, for All Reasons."

The New York Times: "Need Reading Glasses? Welcome to Middle Age."

HealthyVision2010.org: "Eye Safety at Work Is Everyone's Business."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on December 25, 2018

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