khaoskyle1184 karma2014-07-06 14:30:49 UTC
Anti Reflective Coating is a must for our LED light/fluorescent society we have created for ourselves. If you buy polycarbonate lenses, don't let a sales associate sell you a UV coating because polycarbonate lenses already have UV filter in them. Mirror Coats on sunglasses are garbage (in my opinion), don't ever get them. They scratch easily and if you really want prescribed sunglasses just go with a polarized sun lens.
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khaoskyle509 karma2014-07-06 14:26:27 UTC
By simply not letting the sales associate talk you into buying something you don't need. You may think that it's common knowledge, but many people don't think about their every day life when they buy glasses.
For example, Transition lenses are really cool, they are great for people who are in and outside a lot, whether they do gardening, construction, painting, etc. I wouldn't recommend them to people who do a lot of driving (they don't work in the car) or it can interfere with their job (regional supervisors, truck drivers, photographers, any one in a UV lab)
I've seen a lot of sales associates just sell it to people who don't need it because it looks good on their sales quota. Have you ever sat back and think about how you spend your every single day when it comes to how you use your eyes? Most people don't and some sales associates will abuse that.
khaoskyle278 karma2014-07-06 16:42:54 UTC
Hi! I think I have a question for you! I want to become an optician, but I am kinda lost on how to do that. I live in Texas! :D
khaoskyle271 karma2014-07-06 16:02:57 UTC
Step 1: Size. Always go with a frame that has the best "eye size" for you. All glasses have 3 measurements printed on them that's the Eye size (the size of the lens from left to right) the bridge (the distance between the lenses) and the Temple length (the arms). EDIT: experiment with different eye sizes and see which one fits your face the best.
Step 2: Plastic or Metal? This mainly depends on your nose. If you have a very shallow bridge and nothing can sit on it, go with metal. Plastic frames will just slide off. Nose pads on metal frames can be adjusted to fit your nose, plastic frames don't get that benefit. However, plastic frames are much more comfortable (in my opinion) and if you have a nose that can support it, give it a try! :D
Step 3: Durability. Look for frames that have a spring hinge, you can see them where the arm and the front of the frame connects, it's like this rectangular metal box that allows the arms to spring back into place once they have been moved. EDIT: In my experience they've been fine for me and other patients but it depends per person.
When it comes to looks, it's a matter of preference, but most frames are usually made of the same material.
khaoskyle201 karma2014-07-06 17:19:07 UTC
Its unethical and poor practice. It's your prescription, and if you pay for it, it's yours to use how you wish.
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