My children had their annual eye exams last week with one of our optometrists. My son, Alistair wears his eyeglasses for distance correction and, well, my daughter Anni wears them just for fun.
Alistair’s correction went up again this visit. As with most children, he was not complaining about his vision, nor did we notice him squinting or straining. I find with most of my younger clients, they don’t really complain. But when you put the new correction in front of their eyes, they are amazed at how clear everything looks.
Alistair does a great amount of reading, but doesn’t bother taking off his eyeglasses for close up work. I spoke with the optometrist about using a new technology lens for him.
There’s a new technology with eyeglass lenses that allows for a bit more magnification for reading. You may be thinking bifocals. It’s similar to that. The idea is that the lenses are designed with a softer correction in the bottom so that the eyes are not looking through the maximum correction. Alistair’s maximum correction is required for vision beyond 4 feet. This correction at the bottom of the lenses is softer, and hence mimics the idea of an old pair of eyeglasses with less strength. This way, the bottom of the lenses is not ideal for beyond 4 feet, but it works wonderfully for the closer range.
With Alistair’s prolonged reading (sometimes for hours) and the use of computer devices, we are seeing that people are straining their eyes more and more.
This is a great lens option for those that are not in any type of bifocal, trifocal or progressive lenses. These are lenses that are designed for children and adults before they enter the multifocal lenses.
If you are on a computer, laptop, iPad , eReader, book or newspaper for long periods, it eases the effect of the long distance prescription for the eyes to feel less strained and fatigued. The concept of these lenses is also great for anyone who does other close up work just to ease the strain; cooking, crafts, art (whether it’s for leisure or work). If you are not one to take off your eyeglasses (like my son), it softens and eases the eyes into a comfortable close working visual experience.
Get back to your gadgets now.
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Silvia Yeomans is the owner of Queen Spectacle. Queen Spectacle has locations in Port Credit, Streetsville and The Kingsway. Queen Spectacle is a full eye care team recognized for their service excellence. For more information, visit their website at www.queenspectacle.com