Six Things You Shouldn’t Assume Before You Get Glasses For The First Time

If you'll be getting glasses and you've never had them before, you might not yet be properly informed. A lot of patients make inaccurate assumptions when they're getting glasses for the first time.

The following are six things you shouldn't assume before you get glasses for the first time. 

Patients always have to pay for glasses out of pocket.

Some people think that glasses always must be paid for out of pocket and that patients cannot use insurance coverage to pay for the costs. However, many patients have vision or health insurance plans that include coverage for not only eye exams and prescription lenses but also for eyeglass frames. 

Wearing glasses will make your eyes worse as time goes on.

It is a common misconception that eyeglass wearers always become increasingly dependent on corrective lenses over time. Some people even think that their vision will actually get worse if they decide to start wearing prescription lenses.

The truth is that wearing eyeglasses won't negatively impact one's vision and can actually protect the health of the eyes by preventing eye strain. 

Your glasses won't require any maintenance.

It's important to take good care of your eyeglasses so that they last as long as possible. Cleaning eyeglass lenses is the most important task to take care of regularly. Patients also might want to purchase an eyeglass repair kit so that they can periodically tighten or replace eyeglass screws. 

Your glasses will give you perfect vision for the rest of your life.

You'll eventually need to return to your eye doctor to get a future eye exam done since your vision will change as time goes on. Your vision could either worsen or improve in the future so adjustments need to be made to your corrective lens prescription. 

You won't feel confident in social situations with glasses on.

Some patients who have never had glasses before assume that they'll feel like they don't look as good with glasses. However, you may end up feeling more confident with your glasses on since a well-designed pair of eyeglass frames can actually really enhance the wearer's appearance. 

You'll have to use your glasses all the time.

If an eye doctor says that you can benefit from having glasses, this doesn't mean that you'll have to wear your glasses all the time. Many patients with glasses only need to wear their glasses in certain situations like when they're driving or reading.  

For more info about glasses, contact a local company.