Skin Irritation may be caused by Cheap Glasses and Sunglasses! Glasses Buyer Beware: Here is the SEVENTH post of the 10 days and 10 reasons. Cheap eyeglass frames can cause skin irritation or worse. This you should know if you are considering purchasing cheap glasses.
This is SEVENTH part of our series: 10 Days 10 Reasons!
At first glance, some cheap eyeglass frames may look like more expensive frames. But often, they are made of low-grade materials that can cause skin irritation over time. Cheap plastic frames can get bleached by UV rays and the finish can roughen after a few months of wear. The color of the plastic may also change. Cheap metal frames often contain nickel alloys that can cause skin irritation; others can discolor your skin.
The most hazardous piece of information to know is that cheap eyeglass frames and cheap sunglasses occasionally are recalled. They then are removed from the market because they contain lead paint or other toxic substances.
We all have a budget limit. We all want to know what we are paying for. We don’t know the differences until we do our homework. We will help you with the homework and show and explain the differences in quality of different glasses and sunglasses when you come in. Schedule an Appointment and have your eyes examined by our doctors. www.EyewearGallery Dr. Warren Johnson / Dr. Do Nguyen
Budget-Stretching Tips When Buying Glasses
So what can you do if you or your family members need glasses and you want the best value possible?
Here are a few tips to help you stretch your budget and get all the benefits of high quality eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses:
- Take advantage of your vision insurance benefits. Many people fail to use the vision insurance plans (such as VSP and EyeMed) that they are enrolled in as part of their benefits package at work. These plans essentially work like a gift card program — just show your card and you get significant discounts on eye care and quality eyewear. Your HR representative at work can help you locate a participating eye care provider.
- Ask about bundles. Many optical stores provide a discount on premium eyewear products such as anti-reflective coating, photochromic lenses and progressive lenses if you purchase them as part of a bundled package. Ask your optician for details.
- Know the terms and conditions of warranties. Premium eyewear can be a better value than cheap glasses if it comes with a warranty against lens scratches and frame materials and workmanship. Warranties are particularly valuable if you work or live in a harsh environment and for children’s eyeglasses. Ask your optician to explain the terms and conditions of warranties included with your eyeglasses and sunglasses.
Also, ask your eye care professional about possible discounts for multiple purchases, special promotions on specific frames and lenses, and financing plans for eyewear purchases to make quality eyewear more affordable.