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Why You Should Be More Cautious About Cheap Glasses

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Wearing a pair of eyeglasses is not just about getting that fashionable look. These eyeglasses help you maintain your eyesight to keep away various medical conditions. Nowadays, many people have been turning towards cheap glasses instead of glasses that are properly suited to treat their vision. While these glasses may help you see properly for some time, they’re affecting your eyesight long term and making it worse for you in the future. This is why you should consider purchasing prescribed glasses from professional stores. Mentioned below are a few reasons as to why you should remain more cautious when buying cheap glasses.

1.     Prescription Lenses

If you’re suffering from a mild eyesight issue, your eye doctor will give you prescription lenses. Prescription lenses are best for people who suffer from astigmatism, as they help with distant vision issues. Hence, if your eye test results show that you need prescribed lenses, you should stick to them.

2.     Aging Decreases Eyesight

It’s quite obvious that the older you get, the weaker your eyes start to get, especially if you don’t take care of them. Older people who suffer from major eye issues typically have difficulty seeing small objects, as they struggle to focus on things close to them. Such people are prone to developing Presbyopia, which is the inability to focus at a close range. For a person who is already struggling with this, the last thing they need is cheap glasses. Presbyopia leads to many health conditions, and wearing cheap gasses will only worsen your eyes’ condition than it already is.

3.     Non-Prescription Glasses Are Not Good Enough

Some people, who don’t have major eyesight issues, can choose to wear non-prescribed glasses, usually known as cheap glasses. However, your doctors will never advise you to do that. If you happen to purchase a pair of cheap glasses, the best you can do is take some advice from your doctor about what type of lens to get, and if the glasses you got are suitable enough for you.

4.     Skin Sensitivity

Unfortunately, the manufacturers of cheap eyeglasses use poor quality materials that are most likely to leave you with rashes and cause skin irritation. Mostly, these glasses contain cheap plastic and metal frames that could come in the way of your skin texture.


While all cheap glasses may not cause any immediate harm to your eyesight, it’s still better to stay safe than sorry. Your eyes are one of the most important organs that need the right care, especially if you don’t want to face any more complications in the future. Hence, it’s sensible to avoid going for cheap glasses and get the right prescribed glasses.

Written by Total Focus

At Total Focus Optometry, we’ve spent the last 70 years building meaningful relationships with our patients and their families. From routine eye exams to contact lens fittings we offer our patients a variety of services to meet their eye care needs.

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