bookmark_borderReasons for Blurry Vision

The easiest way to get blurry vision is to walk around without your glasses on. This may sound stupid, but lots of people refuse to go to the eye doctors and get their eyes checked or re-checked. The result: blurry vision.

You can also get blurry vision from consuming too much alcohol or taking illegal drugs. I’m sure most of you have had a few too many beers and had your vision go wacko as a result. I’m also sure that none of you have ever done illegal drugs, so you wouldn’t have any first hand experience with blurry vision because of it. Guess you’ll just have to take my word for it.

If you have high blood pressure you may experience some blurry vision. This is explained in depth in the articles on high blood pressure found on at our site.

Blurry vision can also be a result of over exerting yourself. For instance, if you go jogging and push your body to the limits, it’s only a matter of time before you aren’t getting enough oxygen to fuel your body and so your vision may blur.

If you have a cold or viral infection you may get blurry vision in short doses. If your body is fighting off an infection of some type, it saps your resources and sometimes you end up with blurry vision. It could also be secondary to allergy symptoms.

Some prescription drugs have the added bonus of giving you blurry vision. If you are experiencing blurry vision from a prescription drug, you might want to consult your doctor. They may change your prescription to one that doesn’t give you blurry vision.

I suffer from migraine head aches occasionally. Often, when I’m suffering from one of these episodes, I get blurry vision.

You may experience blurry vision at steep altitudes. I’m sure that most of you don’t mountain climb so you will never have to worry about this side effect. You never know for sure though, so I thought I’d add it in for good measure.

I’m also afraid of heights. If I’m up high (high for me may not be high for you. Anything over ten feet is a major accomplishment for me. I’m such a wimp.) I tend to get blurry vision. Funny how the body works. I’m afraid of heights because I don’t want to fall, so naturally my body gives me blurry vision. Who says nature doesn’t make mistakes?

Sometimes blurry vision could be a symptom of a more serious health problem. If you suffer from blurry vision frequently, you should see a doctor and get checked out. Perhaps, you might also think about seeing your friendly neighbourhood eye doctor for good measure.

bookmark_borderAbout Reading Glasses

The main two types of frames are full frames and the smaller Franklin glasses. The full frames have the entire lens made as per the reading prescription, the smaller Franklin glasses sit lower down on the nose and look like half-eyes.

Reading glasses are for those who would be closely looking at objects for a long time. However they are not the same as computer glasses, which are different in design. These glasses will be blurry if you try looking across a room through them.

The half eyes are for those who need to read and look up to discuss things, say, for example, if you are a consultant who needs to interact with people as well as read and write at the same time.

Before you decide on reading glasses, you need to visit an ophthalmologist or an optometrist. Ophthalmologists are doctor specializing in treating eye problems. Optometrists examine the eye, diagnose problems and prescribe glasses. They are not medically qualified. They will give you a prescription with a number, against which you can get your glasses made. An eye examination by an ophthalmologist is a good idea as it could diagnose or even rule out other eye problems.

Today there is a wide range of reading glasses to choose from. Some are even foldable to fit in small, handy, attractive cases. The frames available are interesting and flattering. You can get these in stainless steal, gold or silver rimmed or even in trendy plastic, in a variety of shapes and colors. If you are looking for something exclusive, choose handmade frames. Accessories like magnifiers to read really small print, or even in dim light are also available.

Remember to choose a reputed maker for spectacles are expensive. The better they are made, the longer they will last and the more well-suited they will be to your needs. As far as looks go, today the old adage ‘Guys don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses’ just doesn’t apply to this fashion accessory anymore!

bookmark_borderSafety Reading Glasses

When these things first came out there was only one company that had them available,
and I was a distributor for that company, so I was doing pretty good with them on eBay, but as it is with everything in the eyewear industry once something new starts to catch on, other manufacturers get involved, so now here we are several years later and I couldn’t even begin to tell you how many companies are now making safety reading glasses.
Needless to say the eBay market is flooded now so I’m not selling as many on eBay as I used to.
But they are still one of my hottest selling items on my web site and off my mobile truck.

These safety readers really are the greatest thing since sliced bread when it comes to a safety or industrial environment!
Why is that? You might ask, here is why.
Many of you, myself included, that have been wearing prescription eyewear whether regular or safety glasses for any length of time have it in our train of thought to go to the doctor periodically and get an eye exam, we wear glasses so our mindset is such that we know from time to time we have to go and get an updated prescription.

But as I’m sure you’re aware of, the times we live in now and this generation is full of baby boomers,
we have more middle-aged people now from 40 to 65 than ever before in the work force.
And although a large number of these people have never needed glasses in the past,
As they get older they need some help reading.
So what do they do?…They go to the nearest Walgreen’s Drugstore, or Rite Aid or what ever Drug store is in their area and buy themselves a pair of Cheaters, or off the shelf
Reading glasses.

  • Because it does not require a prescription
  • Going to the Dr. for an eye exam is not in their train of thought
  • It is convenient, and they are there anyway

And for the most part that is OK for people to do.
But, what makes it bad is, if you are working some place where safety glasses are needed
What happens is, (I see this all the time in my job) people will wear the safety glasses
That the company provides for them for free, then they carry their drug store Cheaters in their pocket, and when they need to see close up or read something they take off the safety glasses, and reach in their pocket and put on the cheaters.

Well what’s wrong with that Mr. Mobile Eye Guy?
Think about it……those drug store cheaters are not safety glasses, and they are not Z87 OSHA compliant, so every time you take off your safety glasses to put on your cheaters
YOU ARE AT RISK for an injury! Why take the chance with your eyes?

That is why everybody in a work environment loves these things, and more and more people are starting to look for them.
You don’t have to carry around an extra pair of glasses, you can just put your Safety Reading Glasses on and leave them on all day, then:

  • You are OSHA compliant
  • You minimize the risk for injury
  • You don’t have to look over your shoulder for the Boss or Safety director
  • Best of all you can see what you need to see!

Safety Readers are available with Clear Lenses, Smoke (sunglass) lenses or Indoor/Outdoor lenses

And that My Friends is why I think this is really a Great product what ever Brand name you buy.
I now carry Radians ProX, and Dewalt safety readers, but there are several other brands available out there.