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How well do you see out of your glasses?

POSTED ON February 12, 2010

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I admit, sometimes I am lazy.  Rather than take the five minutes to scrape my windshield this morning I decided it wasn’t that bad and that I would be fine to drive with some ice build up impacting my vision.  On my drive in to the office I could see okay, but I realized as I was stopping at a light that I did not have perfect vision.  My depth perception was a bit off and overall, I did not have the clear vision I need to ...

I admit, sometimes I am lazy.  Rather than take the five minutes to scrape my windshield this morning I decided it wasn’t that bad and that I would be fine to drive with some ice build up impacting my vision.  On my drive in to the office I could see okay, but I realized as I was stopping at a light that I did not have perfect vision.  My depth perception was a bit off and overall, I did not have the clear vision I need to drive at my best.

This situation is actually quite similar to wearing glasses that have scratches all over the lenses or even wearing glasses that do not have an anti-reflective coating on the lens.  When patients do not buy eye glasses regularly and try to make their scratched lenses last longer, they are impacting their vision.  Sure, they can see, but it isn’t the best vision possible.  The same can be said for patients that do not have an anti-reflective (AR) coating on their lenses.  AR coating, or sometimes referred to as “no-glare” lenses, reduce reflections on the lens due to light and glare.  From a performance standpoint, this helps reduce rings from light, which is important when driving at night and also when looking at a computer monitor.  From an appearance perspective, AR coatings reduce the reflections on the lens, creating a better look. When the glare is reduced on the outside of the lens, it allows others to look at your eyes without any annoying reflections, giving you a more natural look.

Dr. Tavel Family Eye Care recommends that you always have an annual eye examination from the best eye doctor possible for health reasons.  In addition, we recommend that you buy eye glasses whenever your lenses become too scratched up and for most people we recommend anti-reflective lens coating to reduce glare and improve vision.

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