Glasses vs. No Glasses Vision 

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Let’s assume, you’ve just gotten your glasses prescription but you’re hesitant to purchase because, just like everyone else, you’ve heard the ”eyeglasses only make your eyesight get worse” myth or you’re unsure about the changes glasses may make to the way you currently view the world.

We’ve got you! In today’s blog post, you’ll learn the truth about prescription glasses and how they help improve your vision. We’ll also help you decide whether wearing glasses is a better option than leaving your eyes bare.

How Glasses Work

Prescription glasses are used to correct refractive errors—abnormalities in how light enters and forms images in your eyes. Common refractive errors include: myopia (nearsightedness), farsightedness, presbyopia (difficulty seeing up close that develops as you age), and astigmatism (blurred vision at any distance due to an irregular corneal shape). These vision problems may cause symptoms such as blurry vision, headaches, eye strain, double vision, and difficulty focusing on objects.

Glasses correct these errors and prevent these symptoms by bending light rays, changing how they enter your eyes and converge to form images. It is important to note that wearing glasses won’t completely eliminate refractive errors; they work just when you’re wearing them. In addition, wearing the wrong glasses can also exacerbate these symptoms and fail to correct your vision problem effectively. An optometrist or ophthalmologist can help ensure you have the correct prescription for your glasses.

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How Prescription Glasses Improve Eyesight

Here are some benefits of wearing them if you have a refractive error or an eye condition:

  • Glasses improve your visual clarity—you will be able to see both far and near objects clearly while you have them on. This change in your vision can make daily activities much easier and more enjoyable.
  • They reduce eye strain, headaches, and tiredness by lessening the workload on your eyes.
  • They give you a more accurate perception of depth and distance. This ensures your safety while carrying out daily tasks like reading or driving.
  • Glasses can also have protective properties. Certain lens types offer protection against UV rays, glare, and harsh blue light from computer screens.
  • A carefully picked pair of glasses may even serve as an extra fashion accessory, helping to boost your confidence and appearance.

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Drawbacks of Not Wearing Glasses

Choosing not to wear corrective lenses for refractive errors has almost no noticeable benefits. Your vision, without glasses, can get worse over time. There are several reasons why not wearing your glasses is  a poor decision, some are:

  • Refractive errors, like myopia (nearsightedness), are known to gradually worsen over time. Avoiding glasses in the early stages robs you of the opportunity to slow down defect progression.
  • Refractive error symptoms like blurry and double vision reduce your clarity and ability to bring objects into focus.
  • Uncorrected refractive errors cause you to lose your perception of distance and depth. If left unchecked, this can increase your risk of accidents and injuries.
  • Uncorrected refractive errors put more stress on your eyes, causing eye strain. If it persists, it may lead to weakening of the eye muscles and more serious visual defects.

Risks of Wearing the Wrong Glasses

Doing that can negatively impact your eyesight and overall visual health. Incorrect prescriptions or poorly fitted frames can lead to increased eye strain, headaches, and blurred vision. Over time, using the wrong glasses can exacerbate refractive errors and potentially cause long-term damage to your eye muscles. It’s crucial to get an accurate prescription and ensure your glasses fit properly to maintain optimal vision and avoid these adverse effects. If you experience any discomfort or vision issues with your current glasses, consult your eye doctor for an updated prescription.

Vision With Glasses vs. No Glasses

If you still have doubts about whether you want to get prescription glasses or not, Let’s help you decide with the side-by-side comparison below:

Glasses No glasses
Clarity Sharp and clear vision. Blurry vision and difficulty to bring objects at certain distances into focus
Impact on Eye Strain Reduced eye strain and headaches as a result of proper vision correction. Increase frequency of eye strain and headaches as a result of squinting to focus objects.
Impact on Daily Life Makes performing daily tasks easier and smoother Unclear vision may get in the way of your activities.
Impact on Safety Lesser chances of accidents and mishaps as your vision is clear, sharp and defined Increased chances of accidents due to impaired vision
Long-term Effect on Eye Health Slows the progression of refractive errors and prevents the development of other visual complications Refractive errors may worsen if left unchecked
Cost More expensive option, but the health benefits definitely outweigh the monetary costs No cost at present. You may have to pay in the long run due to worsened or more complicated defects

 

From the comparison above, it is clear that your best bet is definitely to wear your glasses regularly and pay proper attention to your visual health. However, if you still don’t want to wear glasses, you may have to explore other correction options.

Do You Really Need Glasses or Are There Other Options?

Vision correction isn’t limited to just eyeglasses. There are two other options to get you as close to normal vision as possible: Contact lenses and laser eye surgery—a permanent vision fix.

Contact Lenses

You can choose between glasses or contact lenses if you want the same corrective function as eyeglasses without having to carry the weight around. If you would like to get one, you should visit your eye doctor, get an eye exam, and get fitted with the right prescription for you. You should know that they are more expensive than glasses and prolonged use may cause eye irritations, though.

Laser Eye Surgery

Also known as LASIK, this is the only known way to change your vision and get rid of refractive errors permanently. This surgery completely reshapes your cornea, allowing it to receive light in a way that forms the perfect image and gives you an accurate perception of both distance and depth.

We advise you speak to an expert to get more information about this procedure. It is important to note that this option is more expensive than other eye care options.

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Get the Right Pair of Prescription Glasses for Your Eyesight

If you have been struggling with your vision, or you have any visually related symptoms, we advise that you take an eye exam and get an eye prescription. After getting a prescription, we’ll fit you with the perfect pair of glasses to improve vision from our store:

  1. Go to lowcostglasses.co.uk and scroll through to pick out a frame you like. We understand that this can be a headache with the number of choices available. Read through our frame guide for more information before making a choice.
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  2. Click the “Try On”  button to upload your picture and virtually try on the frame you’ve picked.
  3. Click the “Enter Prescription” button. Select the Lens type you need and fill in your prescription values and pupillary distance. Click “Continue”.
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  4. Choose the lens perks you’d like your glasses to have and click “Add to Bag”
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  5. Proceed to the checkout page, fill out your shipping address and billing details, and add a coupon code if you have one. Sit back, relax, and your order will be at your doorstep in a few days.
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