Facts about vision correction

Facts about vision correction

Do you think that you need glasses because you are dealing with vision issues? Are you looking to learn more about how eyeglasses can help with vision correction and how you can have your eyes thoroughly tested? At Mountain Eye Care, our vision care specialists are here to assist you with your vision correction. With high-quality eye exams and a very large selection of lenses and frames from the most popular and reputable brands, our clients can take advantage of our one-stop-shop for vision care! In this article by Mountain Eye Care, we share some facts about vision correction for your research.  

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  • Wearable eyeglasses can be traced back to Italy around 1284. The first eyeglasses were simply glass lenses mounted on heavy frames that were held up manually or worn on the nose. These frames were made of natural materials like wood, copper, leather, and bone.
  • Early Spanish eyeglass manufacturers fixed ribbons to the lenses and looped the ribbons on the wearer’s ears to keep them from constantly slipping down the nose. This led to the eventual creation of the modern temple arms that allow glasses to rest comfortably on the bridge of the nose and on top of the ears without slipping in the 1700s.

Wearing someone else’s glasses 

Contrary to popular belief, wearing someone’s glasses will not damage your eyes. You may experience headaches due to eye strain and eye fatigue if you wear them for long, but they won’t do any lasting damage.

Cheap glasses 

Cheaper glasses work just as well as expensive ones in blocking harmful UV rays, but the more expensive, prescribed ones tend to provide better protective technologies because they are customized to the individual wearer.


Plastic, polymer, metals, wood, and semi-precious stones are just some of the materials that are used to make glasses. Obviously, the more precious the material the more expensive the glasses will be! A lot of people purchase glasses that suit them and their personality, so the material does come down to personal preference a lot of the time. 


Contact lenses can be worn to replace glasses. Generally, the same prescription is applied to both glasses and contact lenses. Contact lenses are worn daily around the world and are just an alternative to eyeglasses. You can swap back and forth between specs and contacts if you want to! 

This article includes just a few facts about vision correction topics. To learn more about vision care for your individual needs, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Mountain Eye Care today. 

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