Prescription Lenses And Weather Conditions

Posted on: 17 October 2017

If you work outdoors, or you spend a lot of time outside regardless of the weather, then you want to make sure that you get prescription lenses that accommodate your needs in those conditions. This article will cover different types of weather and explain why some types of lenses may be better for those conditions than others.

Lenses for high winds – If you are going to be out in extreme winds frequently then you should consider getting yourself a pair of glasses instead of only having contact lenses. When it's windy, you may find that your eyes feel dry or they will tear up. Either way, your eyes will be very uncomfortable if you are wearing contacts when this happens. Also, the wind can blow debris in your eyes that can scratch your contacts and cause other irritation that won't be easy to take when you have them in. This is why it may be a good idea to wear glasses instead. You should consider having a scratch resistant layer be put on the lenses so dust doesn't scratch them.

Lenses for bright days – If you are going to be out in the bright sun, then wearing regular eyeglasses may be very uncomfortable. You won't be able to put on sunglasses with your glasses on and this will leave you having a hard time seeing with the sun in your eyes. You do have a couple of options available to you. You can wear contact lenses, so you can also put on a pair of sunglasses when you go outdoors, or you can have a tint put on prescription glasses that gets darker when you step outside, so they work like sunglasses. You can choose from many different colors of tint for your glasses, so you can also enjoy a look that you feel fits your style the best.

Lenses for extremely cold days – If you spend a lot of time outside when it is very cold out, then you may want to opt for contact lenses. If you wear glasses when it is real cold outside and you look down at any time then your glasses will more than likely fog up on you. You will either have to wait or remove them every time this happens in order to wipe them off. Also, when you go back into a warm house they may fog up again. This won't be an issue if you wear contact lenses outside when it is really cold out.

For more information on what kind of lenses would be best for you, contact an optometrist like Dr Joel Zuckerbraun PC.