Specialty Eyewear in Gainesville, FL

Besides eyeglasses for regular use or sunwear, there are still various types of specialty eyewear or “task-specific” eyeglasses. Since one pair of eyeglasses does not fit all sizes in most cases, those specialty eyeglasses such as computer glasses, driving eyeglasses and protective glasses are helpful in specific circumstances. In most cases, regular prescription eyeglasses cannot meet individual requirements in terms of eye safety, UV protection, reading vision provision and the like. Most people should switch to another pair of specialty eyewear for a dedicated task or activity that involves an unusual visual situation.

Specialty Eyewear for Work and Hobbies

Just as “one-size-fits-all” doesn’t always fit, neither does one pair of eyeglasses for all situations. For instance, ordinary bifocal glasses require wearers to look down through the bottom part of the lenses to get close vision. For people who spend hours on close reading, neck discomfort will surely occur. In this case, special-design bifocal and trifocal glasses named occupational bifocals and trifocals are a perfect solution. In addition, a separate pair of reading glasses might be helpful if your hobbies include close-up work such as beading, needlepoint, crafting or anything requiring intense focusing at a very close distance. In addition, librarians, mechanics, electricians or plumbers are encouraged to use lenses with a Double-D design, which has a D-shaped bifocal segment at both the bottom and top sections.

Spectacles for Eye Injury Prevention

Safety glasses are not regular glasses and regular glasses are not a replacement for safety glasses. One major difference in these two products is the material. Safety eyeglasses including sports glasses and shooting glasses usually feature ultra-durability, a wraparound design, top and side shields. The protection of the eyes is a must while participating in a risky activity involving flying objects or particles. Also, the “safety goggles worn over glasses” look is not safe either. Regular glasses under safety glasses do not allow safety glasses to sit where they are supposed to or, in some cases, to seal appropriately to your face. If you need prescription lenses, and you wear safety glasses on a regular basis, the safest option is to buy prescription safety glasses.

Glasses for Sports, Shooting, or Target Practice Enthusiasts

Most sports require good visual acuity for satisfying performance, such as tennis ball, golfing and skiing. Sport-specific glasses can both enhance performance and provide necessary eye protection. This type of specialty eyewear is often made of polycarbonate lenses, covering skiing goggles, shooting glasses, swimming goggles and so on. There are actually many more sports that require the use of particular eyeglasses, like baseball, softball, hockey, football, paintball, just to name a few.

Computer Glasses

Computer glasses are particularly helpful during long periods of regular computer work. Frequent computer users who wear only ordinary glasses may suffer from computer vision syndrome (CVS) symptoms such as eye strain and headache. Computer glasses are designed to address intermediate vision which is needed during computer work. There are times when both intermediate and near vision will work better by having computer progressive lenses or traditional bifocals prescribed.

Driving Glasses

Glare reflecting off the road or the car’s windshield can be in fact in many cases the cause of an accident because the driver fails to see the other cars or a pedestrian. Driving glasses do minimize the risk of accidents. Driving glasses come in two categories: sunglasses designed specifically for driving and prescription eyeglasses. Sunglasses for driving usually utilize polarized lenses and prescription glasses for driving always have anti-reflective coating, which also aim at reducing glare.

Nearly everyone can benefit from specialty eyewear. Let us know about all the different things you like to do, and we can tell you about the best special-purpose eyewear to fit your needs.