Everything about ametropia and how glasses can help

Briefly explained through the jungle of ametropia

Ametropia affects many people and can have a significant impact on everyday life. Luckily, there are glasses that can help correct these problems. In this article you will learn more about the different types of ametropia and how glasses can help.

Types of vision impairment

There are different types of ametropia that require different corrections:

  1. Nearsightedness (myopia): You can see close objects clearly, but distant objects appear blurry. This is often caused by an eye shape that is too long.
  2. Farsightedness (hyperopia): You can see distant objects clearly, but close objects appear blurry. This is often caused by an eye shape that is too short.
  3. Astigmatism: Irregularities in the curvature of the cornea result in distorted or blurred vision for both close and distant objects.
  4. Presbyopia: As we age, the lens in the eye loses flexibility, making it difficult to see up close.

 

How glasses help with vision problems

Glasses are a simple and effective means of correcting ametropia:

  1. Concave lenses for nearsightedness (minus lenses): These lenses are thinner in the middle and thicker at the edge to correctly focus light on the retina.
  2. Convex lenses for farsightedness (plus lenses): These lenses are thicker in the middle and thinner at the edge in order to focus the light correctly on the retina.
  3. Cylindrical lenses for astigmatism (cylindrical lenses): These lenses have a special curvature to correct the distortion caused by an uneven cornea.
  4. Bifocal or progressive lenses for presbyopia (multifocal lenses): These lenses offer multiple viewing areas to enable both close and distance vision.

Tips for choosing the right glasses

When purchasing glasses to correct vision problems, there are a few important points to consider:

  1. Lens power: Have your eyes tested by an optician or ophthalmologist to determine the exact diopter number.
  2. Lens material: Plastic lenses are lighter and more shatterproof than glass lenses.
  3. Coatings: Consider whether you need additional coatings such as anti-reflective, anti-scratch, or blue light filter coatings.
  4. Frame material: Look for light and durable materials such as titanium or high-quality plastic such as acetate or glasses made from Rilsan.
  5. Comfort and fit: The glasses should sit comfortably and not pinch.

Care and maintenance of your glasses

To ensure that your glasses last a long time and always look their best, you should care for them properly:

  1. Cleaning: Use mild soap solutions or special glasses cleaners such as our Brill foam cleaner from Hypreader to clean the lenses and frame. A microfiber cloth is ideal to avoid scratches.
  2. Storage: Store your glasses in a sturdy case when you are not wearing them to protect them from dust and damage.
  3. Caution when handling: Avoid placing the glasses with the lenses facing down on hard surfaces and do not sit on the glasses.

Ametropia does not have to be an obstacle. With the right glasses, you can see clearly again and enjoy your everyday life.

It is important to have your eyes checked regularly by an ophthalmologist, as well as to check your eye pressure or vision, for example.

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