Eye Glasses Vancouver, WA
Prescription Eye Glasses are worn for vision correction. About 40% of people will need glasses during their lifetime. Estimates tell us that 25% of children need vision correction. Not caring for your vision can cause further damage to your eyes and in our children, it can delay their academic progress.
The first eyeglasses we have record for were from Italy in about 1286 and by 1301, there is written documentation of guild regulations in Venice governing the sale of eyeglasses. How much more knowledge do we have because of the invention of glasses? Did this invention lead to the development of other lens including microscope and telescope lens? Glasses have altered our history for the better. Some historical figures who have been recorded to wear glasses include Henry the 8th, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin.
Types of Glasses
|•||Reading Glasses: These are a non-prescription form of glasses for little to no need for correction.|
|•||Single vision Glasses: These glasses are for only one distance. Patients may need to accommodate for the opposite distance.|
|•||Bifocal Glasses: Bifocal divides the lens allowing for part of the lens adjusted to see up close and part to see in the distance.|
|•||Trifocal Glasses: Tifocal lens are similar to bifocal, but allow for a middle area of the lens to be adjusted for seeing arms length away.|
|•||Progressive Glasses: Sometimes referred to as a no-line bifocal, progressive lens provide a smooth transition between bifocal lenses.|
Contact us at Evergreen Eye Care in Vancouver, WA. Drs. Zamberlan and Horrocks are happy to discuss your options with you.
UV (UltraViolet) Light
We know that exposure to the sun and UV light can be damaging to our skin, but did you also know that the same UV light can be harmful to the eyes? UV light, even that from normal everyday exposure can cause eye diseases such as: cataracts, macular degeneration, and pinguecula.
To help protect your eyes, wear sunglasses that are rated UV400 or UVA/UVB. Also, any polarized sunglass lens automatically comes with UV protection.
Children need to wear sunglasses too. By age 18, kids have received almost 50% of their total lifetime UV exposure. So, when you put sunblock #50 on your little one's skin, think of sunglasses as sunblock for their precious eyes. If your kids won't keep sunglasses on, try a hat – hats block about 40% of the sun's damaging rays.