While eyeglasses themselves are not new, they are being designed by high
profile names and are made with the most innovative of materials.
Frames are generally made from plastic or metal. Now hypoallergenic
solutions are available if you suffer from skin allergies or you can
request a strong plastic such as polycarbonate. Some frames are also
highly flexible, reducing the possibility that they will break.
Even advancements in technology have allowed for the development of
specialized lenses. Polycarbonate lenses are thinner, lighter and more
resistant than most plastics. Polarized lenses reduce glare and as a
result cause less eye fatigue. And photochromatic lenses have chemical
coatings that allow them to transition form light to dark when moving
from indoors to outdoors.
When picking out eyeglasses, do not only think about your personal
style and how you will look, but also focus on how you would like your
eyeglasses to function in your daily life. Remember to select frames
that flatter your face shape and your colouring for the most appealing
If you are interested in eyeglasses as a corrective alternative and
you live in or around Boston,
feel free to contact our office to schedule an eye exam with one of our
doctors today. We will gladly answer any of your questions and provide
you with the best treatment options available to you.
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