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7 Reasons to Buy a Second Pair of Glasses

woman sunglasses 2 640See why an extra pair of eyeglasses is a necessity, not a luxury!

Do you always window shop outside optical stores, thinking about buying a second pair of glasses? It’s time to stop gazing at the window display and enter our optical store! There are many great reasons to own more than one pair of prescription eyeglasses.

At The Eye Studio, we update our eyewear collection regularly, so you can choose from a wide selection of frames to match all of your needs – functional and fashionable. We invite you to visit our eye care center in Portland, Oregon, anytime!

Why buy more than one pair of eyeglasses?

  • One pair doesn’t always work for all distances

If you’re over 40, chances are you have difficulty reading small print up close. It may be tricky to read your smartphone or that detailed report your office just sent out. Called presbyopia, this vision condition is a normal part of aging, corrected easily with reading glasses (prescription lenses for near vision). Nowadays, a modern range of stylish readers are available, with no resemblance to the ones your gran used to wear on a chain around her neck.

  • Eyeglasses break

Even the highest quality frames can get bent, crack, or break. They can get knocked off your face, fall to the floor, or squashed under a pet or kid. You need a spare pair of glasses to wear as you wait for the repair, especially if your vision prescription is strong.

  • Computer vision

If you spend long periods each day looking at a digital screen, specialized computer glasses will help prevent the irritating symptoms of computer vision and digital eyestrain. Computer glasses give you the benefits of a crisper image, less glare, and protection against hazardous UV blue light rays.

  • Glasses for driving

Even if you have photochromic lenses in your eyeglasses, you still need to keep a quality pair of polarized sunglasses handy for driving. That’s because car windshields block UV rays, so photochromic lenses won’t darken in response to the sunlight. Polarized sunglasses will give you a comfortable vision for driving – without squinting or straining your eyes.

  • Glasses to complement your look

You have more than one shirt and more than one pair of shoes, right? So why think that one pair of eyeglasses can match everything you wear? The glasses you wear to work aren’t always the right look for a vacation weekend. Eyewear should coordinate with both your outfit and your activity.

  • It’s easy to misplace your glasses

Do you take your eyeglasses on and off throughout the day? If so, you’re probably familiar with the experience of forgetting where you put them and then searching frantically for your eyewear. With a spare pair of frames, you can just wear different glasses until the first pair shows up.

  • Eyeglasses for sports

Fast flying balls and full-body crashes put your eyes in danger! Impact-resistant sports glasses are the ideal solution for protecting your eyes, as well as upgrading your performance with customized tints, wraparound designs for enhanced peripheral vision, and polarized anti-glare lenses.

Your time is precious. We’re here to help you choose your glasses!

Our Portland, Oregon, opticians and eye care specialists will help you save time by directing you towards the best features for your eyeglasses. Tell us about your schedule, daily needs, and personal taste – and we’ll narrow down your options to make choosing eyewear at The Eye Studio efficient and enjoyable.