We’re Now Designated Essilor Partners

We are now designated Essilor Partners: the only one in Coral Springs. This designates Vision World as the finest in the USA in Digital, Transition and Anti Reflective Blue Blocker Technology for Varilux Lenses and all Reading and Distance Eyeglass Lenses.

Why Do People Need Prescription Eye Glasses?

Eye Doctor Appointment

By Dr. Mark Gendal, O.D., F.A.A.O

The reason people wear glasses is to achieve clear comfortable vision for both distance and near activities. Hundreds of years ago, scientists including Benjamin Franklin discovered that lenses bend or refract light in various ways. When placed in front of the eye they change how people see and when the optics are correct they make people see more clearly.

When your Optometrist turns down the lights and shows you some letters on a chart and asks you, “Which is Better One or Two” they are calculating how your eyes refract light. Myopia or nearsightedness causes the eye to over bend light, resulting in poor distance vision. Hyperopia or farsightedness is when the eyes under bend light, resulting in blurry close and often far away vision. Astigmatism is when the front of the eye is shaped like a football causing the eye to bend light in a bracket, producing difficulty with vision at all distances. Astigmatism is a major factor for inability to see at night, headaches, reading avoidance in children, and fatigue.

The Doctor incorporates your specific visual needs and your refraction, and determines strength of your glasses to provide you with clear functional vision. The Doctor may prescribe eyeglasses for children that are specifically for learning, visual perception, sports, or to enhance binocular vision. Surgeons, dentists, and computer operators may need anti reflective glasses for near point activities. Athletes may wear recreational or special sunglasses. Construction workers need safety lenses for eye protection. People over 40 have Presbyopia where the lens in the eye loses its flexibility to focus. They may require reading glasses or progressive eyeglasses that help see distance and near.

The difference at Vision World is that we have experienced Opticians who determine what types of frames and lenses are precisely for you. We use strictly Varilux lenses and anti-reflective coatings. We use the most accurate measuring techniques to fabricate your glasses in house on computerized state of the art equipment. Most of all, we make you look great. We have eyeglasses for every age and budget. We are also exclusive in Coral Springs for Oliver Peoples, Dita, NW 77th Street, Dior, Prada, and many more. Come in and make a spectacle of yourself!! Browse our amazing eyeglass and sunglass collection and see how Vision World is clearly the best.  

It’s always a Clear Day at Vision World!!!

When Choosing Sunglasses, Does UV Protection Matter?

Answers from Dennis Robertson, M.D.

Yes, ultraviolet (UV) eye protection matters. UV radiation from the sun can damage not only the skin of your eyelid but also the cornea, lens and other parts of the eye. UV exposure also contributes to the development of certain types of cataracts and possibly macular degeneration.

When you’re choosing sunglasses, look for UV-protection details on product labels. Choose sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB rays. Skip sunglasses that neglect to offer details about their UV protection. Keep in mind that the color and degree of darkness sunglasses provide have nothing to do with the sunglasses’ ability to block UV rays. Also, opt for wraparound sunglasses or close-fitting sunglasses with wide lenses that protect your eyes from every angle.

Standard prescription eyeglasses in the U.S. are treated to provide UV protection while retaining a clear, nontinted appearance. Some contact lenses also offer UV protection, but should be worn in combination with sunglasses to maximize protection.

Of course, UV protection isn’t the only consideration when it comes to selecting sunglasses. In addition to UV protection, consider these extras:

  • Blue-blocking lenses. Blue-blocking lenses can make distant objects easier to see, especially in snow or haze. They’re popular with skiers, boaters and hunters. Lenses that block all blue light are tinted amber.However, when driving, it’s recommended that tinted sunglasses be gray to ensure proper traffic light recognition.
  • Polarized lenses. Polarized lenses reduce reflected glare, such as sunlight that bounces off snow or water. They’re useful for skiing, driving and fishing.
  • Photochromic lenses. These lenses darken or lighten as the amount of available light changes. However, they take time to adjust to different light conditions.
  • Polycarbonate lenses. Polycarbonate lenses offer impact protection during potentially hazardous sports and activities.
  • Mirror-coated lenses. Mirror-coated lenses reduce visible light.
  • Gradient lenses. Single-gradient lenses, which are dark on the top and lighter on the bottom, reduce glare while allowing you to see clearly. They’re useful for driving, but not sports. Double-gradient lenses are dark on the top and bottom and lighter in the middle. They’re useful to wear during water or winter sports, but not for driving.

The Best Eyeglasses for your Face Shape

If you’re a glasses wearer, you know that the frames can completely make or break your look. We get it! They may be essential for your eyesight, but they’re an accessory all the same. So choosing correctly is extremely important.

There are lots of factors to base your choice on, including your personal style and coloring (eyes, skin, hair) — but perhaps the most universal is your face shape. There are five basic shape categories that most of us fall into. If you don’t fit one perfectly, go for the one that is closest to your shape. As with any body feature, there are all kinds of variations.

For those with a square face shape, be sure to avoid glasses with hard lines that might make your face look boxy. Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Warby Parker Neil Blumenthal told us that “a frame that is wider than the widest part of the face helps to balance the proportion of a square face.”

Heart-shaped faces, those with a chin much thinner than their forehead, need to find shapes that balance the width of their face. Blumenthal suggests trying to “minimize width at the top of the face” by choosing frames that widen at the bottom. Oval faces are the luckiest, as they can pull off almost any style. You may want to balance the curve of your face, so choose square, rectangle or upswept glasses to balance your face.

Oblong, or long face shapes, will see much more length than width. You’ll want to choose frames that are larger, to break up the length of your face. Those with round faces will want to choose frames that add angles, are structured and slim. Lenses that are wider than they are deep, as well as those with dark frames help define a round face.

A final thought — and all-around good advice — Blumenthal told us that “for eyewear in general, juxtapositions work best: the more angular your features, the rounder your glasses should be and vice versa.”