21 Feb Eye Health Over 50 and New Glasses
Happy Friday ladies!
I hope your week is going well. I thought since I bought a new pair of prescription eyeglasses., and sunnies ( on their way), I would talk about the importance of getting your eyes checked after 50.
I always have to laugh to myself when the assistant tells me to cover my eyes and read the letters. What is the line I can read? There then is these microscopic row of 5 letters that I would have to get up against with my glasses on to see! Do I get points for the Big E? Really though, I try to go each year to an Ophthalmologist, and over the last 2 years, my eyes haven’t changed that much. Small changes but nothing horrible.
It is recommended that people over 50 get their eyes checked once a year.
With EDS being a connective tissue disease, it can affect the eyes. I can have a disposition for macular degeneration.
What is that?
Macular Degeneration- According to the American Macualr Degeneration Foundation, ” Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans – more than cataracts and glaucoma combined..Macular Degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside back layer of the eye that records the images we see and sends them via the optic nerve from the eye to the brain. The retina’s central portion, known as the macula, is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye, and it controls our ability to read, drive a car, recognize faces or colors, and see objects in fine detail.”
My father in law, aged 91, has macualr degeneration and gets eye injections every 4 months or so. Now that is something I don’t think I could do! I can hardly keep my eye open when a makeup artist is putting eyeliner on my eye! But sometimes when you eyes are affected, you conjure up the courage!
I don’t have it and am also checked when I see the doctor for other eye diseases or health. They use a machine, which checked the inside of your eyes and is able to look for diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease. I am in the clear. It is a test I recommend getting when you see the eye doctor.
Progressive lenses are something I need but my doctor also said if I could read without glasses and don’t strain, to go that route. Progressive lenses help those who need to see far and also read or see things close up
I recently bought new prescription eyeglasses and do often by glasses on-line. I have purchased online at Zenni Optical, Coastal, Smartbuyglasses ( designer), Eyebuydirect, and these from Glasses.com.
What I love is the selection and the price. I can often find a coupon ( Retailmenot) or a Promo Code on the actual site. I have an oval face shape and petite face, so I need a small frame.
As you know, these are my favorite frames. They aren’t produced anymore, but they are the Holcombe from Warby Parker. I wished they made them in other colors, as it would make life easy!
Here are the frames I am thinking about- I have a strong prescription and get a thin lens.
Ray ban- Clubmaster 5154. On Glasses.com, you have 14 days to return. This gives you time to try them on and wear them for a bit.
The measurements are 49-21-140, which is the lens width, the bridge, and the shank length.
They are considered unisex for men or women. I love the brick/gold color combination, and they have alot of other colors to choose from.
I am loving the color of these glasses, just got the shanks adjusted so they are nice and secure.
I also love this light tortoise Wayfarer style from Eye Buy Direct.
and these are similar with a smaller profile. Again, another browline pair.
If you missed my post from a year or so back on choosing glasses for your face shape, click HERE for the POST.
I have an Oval face shape, which is said to wear any style of frame, square, browline, round. For me, the main concern is size- in which I need a smaller frame.
Are you concerened with Eye health as we get older? Have you bought glasses on-line?
Have a great weekend,