The month of January is the month of good intentions. On other occasions, ZEISS VISION CENTER Seville has published a decalogue of good visual practices. On this occasion, and with a view to the year 2023, its professionals want to remember everything that glasses can do to improve well-being and that, probably, is not known
The month of January is the month of good intentions. On other occasions, ZEISS VISION CENTER Viapol has published a decalogue of good visual practices. On this occasion, and with a view to the year 2023, its professionals want to remember everything that glasses can do to improve well-being in addition to visual correction.
“We all know that glasses allow us to see clearly again. With the right lenses, glasses correct our vision problems. But what they may not know is that glasses can do even more to improve our well-being”, says Javier Vega, technical director of ZVC Viapol.
The ten most important aspects are summarized below:
Some people have headaches for years and don’t know why. Often the origin of these headaches ends up being associated with vision problems and eyestrain. “When this happens, it is advisable to go to the optician to have an eye exam done. Sometimes glasses work real miracles. Checking your binocular vision, that is, how both eyes coordinate, is essential to eradicate chronic problems, as we do at ZVC Viapol, with ZEISS Visual Analysis”, says Javier Vega, technical director of ZVC Viapol.
Spending a long day at work in front of the computer can cause back, neck and shoulder pain. That’s because you often don’t look at the screen properly to see clearly. This strains the eyes, but a special visual aid for working in front of the computer can allow the eyes to relax. “At ZVC Viapol we have multiple options to improve visual well-being at work,” continues Vega.
Heavy glasses that put pressure on the nose or behind the ears, leaving unsightly marks every day, are a thing of the past. “It is enough to approach the optics to put an end to those pressure points, but there are more possibilities. Technology today allows new lightweight frames with thin and modern lenses”, explains the director.
Many eyeglass wearers are tired of constantly switching between their prescription glasses and sunglasses. Also, glasses don’t do well when thrown haphazardly into a bag, shirt pocket, or glove compartment of the car. Photochromic lenses are perfect, particularly for those who need to wear glasses at all times: they allow perfect vision in all lighting conditions as these lenses go from light to dark and vice versa at incredible speed.
Nowadays, looking at the smartphone is part of life. You no longer notice how often you change your gaze between your mobile phone and the real world. But the eyes do perceive it, especially with the passing of the years. They work overtime, and one consequence is what is known as computer vision syndrome. As a result, you can suffer from headache, muscle tension and excessively tired eyesight. “Digital lenses, whose design has been designed for the way we look at reality now, can help,” explains the optician.
Glasses protect the eyes. It’s what safety glasses do at work. But sports glasses should also be taken into account, which – thanks to their curved design – offer excellent protection (eg from wind at high speeds), ideal vision in changing light conditions and, last but not least, Importantly, they protect the eyes from small particles in the air when descending slopes at high speed.
It is widely believed that blue lens color has a calming effect, yellow is pleasant in diffused light and supposedly improves mood, while pink increases visual acuity. Many people debate what each lens color can influence mood. But, as a general rule, it can be said that the way in which the color of a lens affects the wearer really varies from person to person. “Trying different colored lenses in the optician to find the most suitable one for each patient is something that we have by habit at ZVC Viapol,” says Vega.
Sometimes it is important to perceive better contrast than natural vision provides. It happens with sunglasses, when greater sharpness is needed, or with prescription glasses, if contrast vision is limited due to vision problems. “ZEISS Visual Analysis at ZVC Viapol offers patients and their visual needs interesting vision solutions that improve contrast perception,” explains Javier Vega.
Water sports enthusiasts, drivers and anyone who is bothered by reflections when looking through their sunglasses have a perfect solution in polarizing filter lenses. They reduce the glare produced by sunlight reflecting off wet or shiny surfaces, so that the user can enjoy comfortable vision. “At ZVC Viapol, we show them the difference,” continues Vega.
Many drivers do not like to drive at sunset because they feel unsafe behind the wheel. The vision of a person during the day and at night, with open pupils, can be very different. The important thing is that by using a measurement system – such as the ZEISS i.Profiler®plus – the optician can determine how well you see at night and optimize your vision with special lenses that incorporate i.Scription® technology. “In addition, there are lenses such as ZEISS DriveSafe, which have been designed to provide drivers with extra security. They are daily glasses for driving,” Vega concludes.