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6 Things to Consider When Choosing Eyewear

August 15 2021

Are you due to revisit your eyewear? If you’ve been wearing the same glasses for a few years now, it may be time for an update. There are actually quite a few things to think about when it comes to picking glasses or contacts. In this article, a Lake Stevens, WA eye doctor lists a few things for you to keep in mind.

Sun Exposure

Are you in and out of the house all the time? If so, you may want to get transitional lenses. These darken in bright light, protecting your eyes from the sun and harmful UV rays. When you go inside, they’ll lighten up again. You won’t be constantly taking your sunglasses on and off. (This is also a good bet for people who tend to lose their sunglasses a lot.)

Night Vision

Many people have a hard time seeing at night, especially as they age. If you are often out after dark, you may find that anti-glare lenses are a great choice for you.


If you’re an athletic type, contacts may be a natural choice for you. These are safer than glasses when playing sports. They also offer better peripheral vision, which comes in handy when you’re hiking or jogging. Plus, if needed, you can put goggles on over them.


Do you like travel? As things open up again, many people are packing their bags and headed off on much-needed vacations. Disposable dailies and extended-wear contacts are both great options for travel.

Computer Age

The average adult spends over 8 hours a day online these days. Over time, the blue light emitted by computer screens will take a toll on your vision. Unfortunately, the damage blue light does to your retinal cells is irreversible. You may want to consider glasses that filter out blue light. Your future self will thank you!


Last but certainly not least, your personal style is also a factor. Many style guides offer tips on choosing glasses based on skin tone and facial shape, but at the end of the day, your preferences really matter the most. If you like to play with different looks, consider getting colored contacts. Just be sure to only get these from a licensed optician or vision care center.

Are you due for new contacts or glasses? Contact us, your Lake Stevens, WA eye care center, today!

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