Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Eyeglass Wearers Unite! Zeiss Educational Tools for Better Vision

I wear glasses for distance, and Lauren wears contacts daily. She jokes that without them she'd be blind. I keep trying to talk her into getting a pair of glasses as back-up, but she's pretty stubborn.

This month, we were provided with a ton of great educational tools that were created to enable eyeglass wearers to better understand their vision correction needs, ensure they get the most out of their next eye exam, and receive the best lenses to regain sharp vision from Zeiss.

Did you know that kids should start receiving eye exams at 6 months old? The schedule should be: 6 months old, three years old, right around the time they start school, then every two years, to check for any early signs of eye disease.

Don't be afraid to ask your eye care professional about the different lenses available to you, and how they can better meet your individual vision needs.

Know your coating options:
  • Anti-reflective: Reduces reflections to a minimum for crisper, clearer vision in all lighting situations. 
  •  Anti-scratch: Provides optimum protection against scratches which can interfere with vision.
  • Anti-static: Repels dust and dirt so lenses stay cleaner longer. 
  • Hydrophobic: Dirt and moisture slide off the surface, so the lens is quicker and easier to clean.
  • PureCoat® by ZEISS: This high-tech coating offers all-round protection including hard anti-scratch coating, anti-reflective coating, and the anti-static function all in one. 
  • UV coating: Some lens materials block 100% of harmful UV rays. Those that don’t require a coating or treatment that offers full UV protection.
Additional options may be available, such as:
  1. Self-tinting lenses: Tint reacts to changing light, darkening in the sun and clearing indoors.  Self-tinting lenses like PhotoFusion® by ZEISS also offer full UV protection.
  2. Polarized lenses: Sun lenses that filter out almost all glare created by sunlight reflected off of water, snow and other surfaces
Finding the right lenses for you, really depends on the lifestyle you lead, so make sure to tell your eye care specialist what you do for work, play, or leisure.

Most importantly, don't leave your lenses in the sun or near a heat source, because it could potentially damage your coating and frames. Living in Florida, it's really hard not to be tempted to leave my glasses in my car. Get a cute or a funky case for them, and make it a habit to pack it every time you leave.

For assistance on finding a provider near you, what kind of questions to ask at your next check-up, or useful information about vision and lenses, visit the Zeiss Educational Tools page for more details.

Special thanks to MomSelect and Zeiss for sending us this helpful information to share with our readers. We have been provided a gift card and lens cleaning kit in gratitude for sharing this information with our readers. 



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