Here's how glasses can improve your wellbeing
10 tips for greater wearer comfort
Everyone knows that glasses enable us to finally see clearly again. Together with the right spectacle lenses, glasses correct our visual impairments. But did you know that glasses can do even more to improve a person's wellbeing? Here are our ten most important wellness facts – at a glance:
Some people suffer from headaches for years and don't know why. Quite often the cause of these headaches can be traced back to defective or uncorrected vision and to the subsequent eyestrain. That's why you should have your vision checked at your optician.
A long day at work in front of the computer screen can lead to back, neck or shoulder pain. The cause: often you're not looking at your screen optimally while trying to see it clearly. This strains your eyes, but a special visual aid for working at the computer can help your eyes relax. You'll be amazed at how many options there are for improving your wellbeing at work – just ask your optician.
Heavy glasses which press down on your nose or behind your ears should really be a thing of the past. Sometimes you just need to pay your optician a short visit to eliminate these pressure points. The best tips for relaxed vision and the perfect fit. But there's another possible solution: perhaps it's time to finally invest in a light pair of frames with thin, cutting-edge lenses. The choice is yours.
Many spectacle wearers tire of constantly switching between their everyday glasses and sunglasses. It's no fun for your glasses either when you haphazardly throw them into your purse or put them in your pocket. Self-tinting lenses are the very epitome of comfort, in particular for those who need to wear glasses in every situation: enjoy perfect vision in all lighting conditions as these lenses go from clear to dark and back again at an incredible speed.
These days, looking at our smartphones is as familiar as breathing. We hardly notice anymore how often we switch our gaze between our mobile and the world around us. But our eyes certainly do, particularly as we get older. They're working overtime, and one consequence is what is known as computer vision syndrome. This can cause headaches, muscle tension and over-tired eyes. The solution:
Glasses protect your eyes. When you think of protective eyewear, safety goggles probably come to mind immediately. But don't forget about sports eyewear, which – thanks to its wrapped design – offers excellent protection (e.g. from the wind at high speeds), ideal vision in shifting light conditions and, last but not least, protects your eyes from small pebbles in the air when you're speeding down the slopes.
And we shouldn't forget about glass lenses if the wearer has e.g. a job where they're subjected to an especially high level of dirt and dust but requires crystal-clear vision.
You might have heard that blue is calming, yellow is pleasant in diffuse light and supposedly improves your mood, whereas rosé increases your visual acuity. A lot of people discuss what each lens tint can do. Here's a general rule of thumb: how a lens tint affects the wearer actually varies from person to person. Try out different lens tints at your optician to find the one that is right for you. Your optician will be happy to give you more information.
Sometimes it's important to have better contrast than your natural vision affords. This can be important with sunglass lenses if more acuity is required or with everyday glasses if contrast vision is impaired by certain visual defects. Exciting vision solutions for greater contrast perception are awaiting you and your vision needs.
This is for all those water sports enthusiasts, drivers and anyone who is repeatedly annoyed by reflections when they look through their sunglasses: lenses with a polarisation filter reduce the reflection caused by reflected sunlight on damp or shiny surfaces, so that you can enjoy comfortable vision. Ask your optician to show you the difference.
You often hear that drivers don't like to be on the road in twilight conditions because they don't feel confident behind the wheel. A person's vision during the day and at night, with wide-opened pupils, can be very different. The important thing: using a measuring system – the i.Profiler®plus from ZEISS – your optician can determine how well you see at night and optimise your vision with special lenses featuring i.Scription® technology.