A clearer guide to understanding vision, opticians and glasses
At Glasses Direct we want to help you find great glasses for less, that's why we want this guide to be a support to help you make informed choices when you'll next need a new eye test and when it comes to shopping for glasses. Sometimes, when we have our eyes tested, it's hard to understand the results of the examination. Our research shows that daunting technical terms and confusing prescriptions are making people worried about choosing glasses for themselves.
85% of people don’t understand their eye prescription.
Glasses stand apart from the rest of our wardrobe because they are designed to help us see first, but are also a fashion accessory. So it's very important to find the perfect pair to suit our needs, but choosing glasses definitely doesn't have to be a bore.
57% of people have never questioned their eye prescription.
This guide aims to give you information on:
Optometrist are responsible for the health of your eyes, while a dispensing optician is the person who gives you your glasses or lenses. Our research has shown that people place a lot of trust in their optician and rely on them not just for eye tests, but for everything to do with their eyes, including what glasses and lenses they choose. While it’s important to trust a medical expert with your eye health, you can play a much bigger part in choosing the best glasses for you. It’s your look after all!
We want this guide to help you make clear, informed choices when it comes to shopping for glasses, just as you would for shoes or clothes. We also hope that we can save you some money in the process.
Have fun shopping!
March was Workplace Eye Wellness Month. We want to give some advice on how to protect your eyes during work hours if your job involves the use of computers and screens. Frequent and repetitive exposure to digital devices could cause screen fatigue symptoms, such as eye redness, eye strain and headache.
There are a few small remedies and actions that can help rest your eyes when spending long hours looking at screens. You can find below some summarised tips. If you want to read the steps below more in depth, just visit our blog!
Who are they and what do they do?
Advice on your eye test including how you can get free eye tests
Our handy tips on understanding your prescription
Eye jargon made clear
Learn more about how you use your glasses in everyday life
Our handy hints on everything eye related
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