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Light Sensitivities And Prescription Glasses

If you have sensitive eyes, then your prescription glasses can help to minimize your sensitivities. You will need to work with your eye professional to find the glasses that work the best for your specific condition. Keep reading to learn about some things that can help you to choose the right glasses for your sensitivity issue.

Look At Different Light Colors

Light sensitivities can vary substantially, and while some people may be sensitive to all wavelengths of light, other people may find that certain colors are more bothersome to them. Prescription sunglasses, as well as transition lenses, can be used to block these types of light while allowing other wavelengths to reach your eye. This is particularly helpful if you have low visual acuity and find it difficult to see objects clearly in low-light settings.

To help with figuring out your unique sensitivity, your optometrist or ophthalmologist will use a light with different color settings. Colors are changed, and you are asked to gauge your specific sensitivity to the light. Once the testing is over, the eye doctor will choose prescription lenses for you that can block the wavelength with a specific color of tinting. These are called photochromatic lenses.

The photochromatic lenses can be used at all times and you may also be prescribed special sunglasses for outdoor wear if you do not want transition lenses. The lenses in both of these types of glasses will offer UVA and UVB coatings for further eye protection.

Wide Frame Options

The eyes can only be fully protected from the light if they are large enough to offer protection across the front and side areas of the face. For this reason, your eye professional will suggest that you choose from a variety of larger frames. These frames should sit close to your face. You may want to choose ones with arms that are a bit wider as well to block any light that may enter towards the side of the eye. 

When it comes to sunglasses, your eye doctor can suggest wrap-around frames that provide almost complete coverage of the eyes to limit exposure to the sun. Sunglasses that fit over the top of your glasses can help as well, but these may be less fashionable than the wrap-around varieties. 

Once you choose your frames and the glasses are ordered for you, make sure that your eye professional ensures proper fit when they arrive. This allows for optimal vision and protection according to the shape of your face.

To learn more, contact a resource that offers prescription glasses.