Health & Technology

Health & Technology

Classic Specs’ health and technology insights keep you on the cutting edge of science related to your eyes.

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10 Signs of Dry Eyes and How to Treat Them

Have you ever experienced a stinging sensation in your eyes after hours of staring at a screen, or found yourself blinking a lot while reading a book? These could be more than just fleeting discomforts. They might be signs of dry eyes — a condition affecting millions worldwide. In this increasingly digital age, where screens dominate much of our lives, dry eyes are becoming a common concern, impacting both comfort and vision quality.
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Is 20/20 Vision Truly Perfect Eyesight?

When we think of perfect eyesight, the term "20/20 vision" often comes to mind. It's a standard we've been told to aim for, but...
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What Causes Eye Discomfort and Soreness?

Our eyes, remarkable as they are, can sometimes experience discomfort and soreness, leaving us wondering about the reasons behind it. In this article, we...
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Do You Need Blue Light Glasses?

Worries about the effects of blue light emitted by digital devices have escalated amidst our screen-centric digital era. Enter blue light glasses – a tech-driven remedy aimed at lessening the repercussions of extended screen usage. But do these eyeglasses really work? Let's uncover the realm of blue light and determine whether these specialized eyewear options are effective or merely fleeting trends.

Polycarbonate Prescription Lenses: Advantages, Disadvantages

When you're in the market for prescription glasses or sunglasses, the frame is often the first thing you think about. But the lenses you...

Do Prescription Glasses Protect Eyes?

Table of ContentsUV Protection in Prescription LensesBlue Light ProtectionImpact Resistance and Prescription GlassesTips for Enhancing the Protection of Your Prescription GlassesConclusion: Prescription glasses are, first...

Why You Should Wear Sunglasses Year-Round

Should you wear sunglasses year-round? The short answer is yes. Ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun damages almost all structures of our eyes, including our...

How to Take Care of Prescription Glasses

Prescription glasses are a big investment. You may spend a lot of time and money choosing the right frames and lenses to ensure you...

4 Tips on How to Take Care of Your Sunglasses

You finally find a pair of sunglasses that perfectly suits your face and feel great in them. How do you take care of them...

Do Blue Light Glasses Really Work?

Blue light glasses have a special coating or tint designed to reflect or block blue light from reaching your eyes. Is it worth it?

Progressives Benefits

There are several benefits of progressive glasses that you should consider if you need them, and they can save you the hassle of having to use different types of contacts or bifocals. Progressive glasses offer the benefits of a more youthful appearance and eliminate the lines on bifocals or trifocals...

How to Adapt to Progressive Glasses

Progressive glasses offer you the ability to have the same benefits of bifocals without the unsightly line. They give you the benefit of a more youthful appearance by eliminating the visible lines, and you can see at all distances clearly. Progressive glasses mimic natural...

Benefits of Wearing Glasses

Wearing glasses is sometimes an unappreciated necessity. Whether you visit an eye-doctor on a regular basis or buy your prescription glasses online, it's all worth it. People don't understand the positive aspects of having those fashionable rims sometimes, which is a great shame...

How Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes

Sunglasses are a huge trend for everyone because they are a fashionable add on that can make you more comfortable while also protecting you. Whether you wear retro sunglasses or big modern sunglasses, there are many reasons to wear them, and whatever your reason may be, the most important one should be that they protect your eyes in many ways. Everyone you know owns a pair of sunglasses, and here is why!

Progressives Overview

As people age, the ability of vision decreases and it may become harder to see things up close and further away. This can be a hassle if you have one pair of glasses for each further seeing and close seeing. People who deal with presbyopia also have the issue of focusing their eyes on closer objects, which can be irritating. Without the right pair of glasses, these people can be prone to getting headaches and being fatigued...

How Will My Vision Change as I Age?

Changes in vision can start as early as age eleven. At age eleven, vision changes are usually due to your genetic makeup and while it cannot be completely prevented, precautious methods may be taken to avoid exacerbating the situation. Vision changes can continue as an adolescent grows, usually becoming worse until growing ceases to increase at an exponential rate...

How to Prolong the Life of Your Eyeglasses

When you take the time to select the right pair of glasses, you are making an investment because you know you will keeping this pair for a while. To make sure you make your money's worth, it is equally important to use an alcohol-free glasses cleaning solution and cloth...

Ten Ways to Relieve Computer Eye Strain

In the digital age, we're increasingly conducting our lives on screens. Through computer, TV, smartphone, and tablet use, Americans spend over 8 hours each day looking at screens, on average. If you work in front of a computer, your screen time is almost certainly much higher than that. As a result, about two-thirds of us suffer from digital eye strain...

Are Vintage Sunglasses Safe?

Vintage sunglasses are a great option to buy if you're looking for a trendy pair of sunglasses; they haven't gone out of style in decades so you can make them an investment for your stylish future. Going in this direction with many of your style choices will create a timeless wardrobe...
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Vintage Sunglasses Are All The Rage

Now more than ever, we have created a habit of staring at screens almost every hour of the day- from waking up to switching...

Health Benefits of Wearing Sunglasses

Wearing sunglasses comes with plenty of health benefits that you should strongly consider before you step out on the beach or for a long period of time in the sun without any eye protection. Sunglasses are essential for protecting the health of your skin and eyes and preventing several different types of degenerative disorders. These health benefits are not commonly known among most people, so it can be helpful to get acquainted with them to emphasize how important it really is to have a high quality pair or two of sunglasses. They won't just keep you looking good but will also keep your eyes from developing some potentially serious conditions over time!

All About Polarized Sunglasses

Polarized sunglasses are great for outdoor activities and driving. Here's what you need to know before making a purchase.

The Downside of Cheap Glasses

Cheap glasses can be alluring, as you might want to save money on your next purchase and you might be tempted to snag what seems like a great deal. However, in the majority of cases you're simply throwing money down the drain.

Changes in Vision

Eyesight is something that we often take for granted, and it is only when we notice our vision changing that we realise how important it is to take care of our eyes. It is quite important then, that we are aware of possible vision changes and how to prevent and adjust to it them, especially as we grow older.

What to Expect at Your Next Eye Exam

As eyes and our vision are arguably one of our most vital senses in life, it is important that we make sure our eyes are in good condition by getting an eye exam regularly. An eye exam is essential not only for determining whether or not you need glasses...
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All You Need to Know About Hypoallergenic Glasses & Reading Frames...

For people with sensitive skin, or people who tend to have allergic reactions when metal comes into contact with skin, it is important to consider choosing hypoallergenic glasses frames instead of the harsher metals. There are many different materials that hypoallergenic glasses...

The Effects of UV Rays on Vision

During the harsh, cold winter season, thoughts are weary, days are cloudy, and you were probably doing everything you could to keep yourself warm . But finally, the passing of few months led to warmer weather and before you know it, you are outside happy and free. Every spare moment...

Non-Prescription Glasses: Are There Benefits? Can They Cause Damage? (2023 Update)

Many of us can recall our memorable days of being made fun of in elementary school for wearing glasses. (Does “four-eyes” ring a bell?) Luckily for you, things have changed since then, and we are onto a new chapter in our lives where we now have a positive relationship...

Progressive Glasses Vs. Bifocal Glasses

You've hit the big 4-0. That's right, you're forty years old and we know what you're thinking: ‘Where has the time gone by?' But there's something different you notice in this stage of your life and that things are looking a little fuzzy around you—even with your glasses on...

What is Myopia?

You are on the road to check out a restaurant for the first time. Your GPS is set and you are on your way. Even though your GPS tells you to make a turn on a specific street, you had a hard time making out the letters until you got close enough. The next thing you know is that you missed...

How Does Lack of Sleep Affect Your Vision?

Our eye health depends on the numbers of hours we spend every night to receive the necessary nutrients our eyes need to function. However, finding the time to sleep can be difficult to come by if we have tight schedules or live a high-paced life where we're always on the go...

The 5 Best Foods for Healthy Eyes

Maintaining your eye health is something that should be a priority for people of all ages – not just those who have begun to experience vision loss. The sooner you begin to actively take care of your eye health, the better chances you have at avoiding conditions that can affect...

Everything You Need to Know About Lens Coatings

It's that time again. You've searched through dozens of frames and tried on a dozen or so more. You've talked with your eye doctor and figured out which lenses will be the best fit for these perfect new frames. The search is finally over: you've found your new eyeglasses...

What are the Symptoms of an Eye Infection?

Eye pain is one of the most common signs that you are experiencing an eye infection. It could be internal or external, it could cause redness or inflammation, and it could be acute or chronic...

What Are Those 3 Numbers On My Glasses?

Glasses frame size—not many people give much thought to it. After all, you don't often hear people ask at the shop “Do you have glasses in this glasses frame size with these dimensions?” There are always questions about the frame styles, product material, and...

What’s the Big Deal About Progressive Glasses

Progressive glasses are among the most popular styles we carry because of how functional and fashionable they are. Not only do progressive lenses take the place of bifocals and trifocals, they also maximize clarity and...

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Taking care of our eyes is important in every stage of life. When we purchase our retro glasses from an online source, we are making sure we have a lifetime of vision. However, some people are unfortunate enough to experience AMD...

Basic Eyeglasses Care

Congratulations! You've searched high and low, and, finally, you've found the perfect pair of glasses online. You place your order, excited to receive the eyeglasses you've desired for so long. They arrive, you put them on, then...

Basic Eye Care

Taking care of your eyes for a lifetime is essential, and, sadly, not enough people realize it. Thankfully, with men's glasses fashions coming into vogue, more people are seeking spectacles. However, knowing how to take care of your eyes at...

Taking Care of Your Eyes After 60

Taking care of your vision should always be a priority for you, but it is especially important once you reach the age of 60. Your eye health can get more compromised as you get older. As you approach your later years, you should be scheduling...

What are Polarized Sunglasses?

You might've seen the term “polarized sunglasses” thrown around a lot in recent years—that they're beneficial for your eyes, they help your vision and motley of other things. While it's not untrue that polarized...

What are High Index Lenses? Advantages & Disadvantages

Understanding how the eye works helps better inform how glasses and high index lenses work. Within the human eye is a small pocket which contains a lens. This lens allows light to pass through to photoreceptor cells which then convert...

Why You Still Need to Wear Sunglasses in the Winter

Consider for a moment when you typically think about wearing your best sunglasses. Is it on a cloudy day? No, you most likely break out the best sunglasses in the summertime when there's plenty of sunshine...

Myths and truths about polarized sunglasses and glare

Glare occurs when sunlight is reflected off a surface, and it can temporarily blind you along with distorting your depth and color perception. Polarized sunglasses feature a special chemical film that can significantly reduce glare. Polarized lenses are...

How Glasses Work

Eyeglasses are all the rage right now. People are flocking to become spectacled. Whether they're buying glasses for the family, prescription glasses online, or just a nice pair of frames without prescriptions for decoration, people want...

Glasses Frames: All About the Small Details

Millimeters make the difference between cool and uncool glasses. Learn the details on each Classic Specs glasses frame.