Top 3 benefits of prescription lenses

Prescription lenses
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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

While wearing ready readers sounds like an easy solution for poor eyesight, here’s why you should reconsider.

If you need lenses in order to see more clearly, it’s important that you look into the idea of having lenses made specific for your prescription. This is because no two people have the same vision, and lenses simply can’t provide a one-fits-all solution. It’s important, then, that you visit your optician and receive lenses that are created for your vision needs.

With that in mind, we take a look at some of the reasons why investing in prescription lenses is beneficial for you.

Visual benefits

Prescription lenses are created to correct your specific vision condition. For instance, if you suffer from refractive errors such as myopia, astigmatism and/ or presbyopia, you will require a particular type of lens to help correct your vision.

You will benefit from clearer, sharper vision if your lenses are created with the right strength and power for your eyes. By attending an eye examination, you can ensure your lenses are suited to correct your vision to improve your visual performance.

Physiological benefits

Modern dispensing methods mean that lenses can now be personalised to your posture and physiological behaviour. Older styles of lenses meant that you had to move your head to see through the correct part of the lens, which could result in neck or shoulder pain.

Having your lenses custom-made to your needs doesn’t just mean from a visual perspective. It can also improve how your lenses fit, ensuring the light reflects off the right part of the lens into your eye for clearer vision.

Prescription lenses can also help reduce eye strain, or protect you from harmful UV light.

Lifestyle benefits

Lifestyles have changed a lot in the last few decades, including the increased use of digital screens. If your lifestyle includes frequent use of digital devices, you may require lenses that support your eyes when looking at pixelated screens to ensure your eyes don’t have to work too hard.

Likewise, if you have an active lifestyle that includes a lot of outdoor sport or driving, you can wear lenses that are tailored specifically to this. This can ensure visual comfort at all times, helping you to get on with life without being interrupted by vision problems.