Types of Eyeglasses
There are many different types of glasses available in the market that you can use for either correcting your vision or protecting your eyes from pollution, dust, sun, and other harmful elements present in your surroundings. Let us have a brief look at each of these types in detail as follows:
As the name suggests, the corrective type of eyeglasses are specially designed for those who have vision problems. These glasses correct the refractive errors of the eye and provide you with a clear vision.
These glasses were introduced to protect the eyes from flying debris. For instance, if used in the field of medicine, they would protect the eye from blood spatter; when used in a factory setting, they would provide protection from saw dust, metal particles, and other dusts and debris. The material and the thickness of lenses used for making these glasses depend on their purpose, and they can be shaped for corrective vision problems.
This is the most popular type of eyewear and is commonly used for protecting eyes from bright visible light and harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Lenses used for making these types of glasses come in a variety of colors, with each of them serving a different purpose. For instance, if you are a traveler and spend most of your time in sun, then polarized sunglasses form a perfect match. However, if you just want to look stylish, then you can choose any color like green, gray, yellow, blue, purple, intense green, or gray-green. But, each color has its own advantages and drawbacks which you must consider before choosing one.
In addition to all these types of eyeglasses, there are some other types of eyewear that include three-dimensional (3D) glasses, bifocals, trifocals, reading glasses, and progressive lenses. Each of these variants is unique in its style and application.
Whatever type of eyeglasses you choose, make sure that they fit all your basic requirements. You can also consult an optometrist who will guide you in choosing the most appropriate eyeglasses.