Three reasons to wear glasses even if you don’t need visual correction

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At some point, we’ll all need glasses to help us see near or far or both. If, however, you’re one of those people who has never needed glasses, I would bet you haven’t thought about non-prescription glasses. I’m not talking about glasses without lenses because that’s silly. I’m talking about solving problems you may not even realize you have. Take a look below at the three reasons to wear glasses even if you don’t need visual correction. I’ll bet at least one of them is something you haven’t considered much.

Do you work at a computer every day?

Most people today spend hours on a computer every day. The problem is that a computer isn’t like a book; it’s a moving, living screen. That actually makes it hard for your eyes to find out just exactly where to focus—even if you don’t realize it.

After a couple of hours without a break, your eyes can become strained. Ever get any blurry vision or headaches after whizzing through spreadsheets? That’s digital eye strain.

While taking breaks is absolutely recommended (read about the 20-20-20 rule), you can also help reduce strain by wearing computer vision glasses.

Computer vision lenses are specifically designed for a distance of about an arm’s length away. The great thing about these lenses is they are typically treated with a high-end coating to reduce or eliminate eye-stressing glare and reflections.

Solution: UNITY computer vision lenses with UNITY Performance Coatings.

Are you attached to a smartphone or tablet 24/7?

For many people the first and last thing they do each day is check emails or texts on a smartphone. If you spend a majority of every day looking at screens—the computer, your tablet or smartphone, the TV, etc.—you’re getting exposed to harmful blue light.

Over time, this exposure can lead to macular degeneration. In the short term, it can also affect your sleep cycle. Blue light is becoming an increasingly important topic as we integrate more and more technology into our lives. Think of the babies and children today who are growing up on a tablet. Then add in TV and decades of sitting in front of a computer and you pretty much spend most of your life in front of a screen.

Solution: UNITY lenses with BluTech blue light protection.

Do you go outside?

This one should have been your first guess. If you’re outside, you should be wearing sunglasses. At the very least, wear sunglasses whenever you’re outside for more than a few minutes.

It’s also worth noting that it doesn’t matter where you are or what time of year it is—sunglasses are important. The sun burns your eyes just like your skin—only your eyes don’t fully repair.

Solution: UNITY lenses with Outdoor BluTech. These lenses offer 100% protection from UVA/UVB radiation and filter harmful blue light from the sun. It’s the best of both worlds and available for virtually any sunglass frame.

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