Knowing which of your glasses will fit your needs in any given scenario is a great way of prepping for everyday work and personal life.
However, this can often become a bit of a pain when you realize you’re going to need multiple pairs of glasses to suit the different situations you’ll find yourself in on that day.
This can be especially true of our workplaces where often we’re expected to perform a multitude of tasks that vary significantly for their demands on our eyes.
In this article, we’ll take a look at a few different careers professionals could find themselves in, and find out which kinds of feature glasses would be needed for optimal performance.
We’ll try and take into account not only the jobs these professionals will be doing, but also the environments in which they will be working in, so as to cover the different situations that may come with each profession.
Let’s take a look.
Office-based work can cause a lot of strain on your eyes due to a number of different factors.
From staring at a computer screen for extended periods of time to the kinds of bulbs that are used to light the office space, if you work in an office environment, you’ll need to be prepared.
Luckily, there are already solutions at hand.
Various companies have invested in researching and producing specs with an anti-reflective or AR coating, this is used to reduce or eliminate glare from the front and back surfaces of your lenses that can cause eye strain.
Using AR coated glasses as well as incorporating eye resting techniques such as taking regular breaks from computer use and taking few minutes to focus on distant objects can help reduce eye strain in the workplace.
If you’re a professional athlete that needs a pair of glasses to endure weeks of endless training and exercise, durability is going to be one of your key concerns.
For those working in sports, their specs will need to be able to fit securely on the users face without risk of coming loose or falling off.
Glasses that won’t smash into thousands of pieces if they’re dropped that can also provide the correct kind of distances your vision will need for whatever activity you will be engaging in would be your best bet.
As sports are often performed outdoors, glasses that provide protection from UV rays will also prove beneficial to your long-term eyesight.
Photochromic glasses could prove ideal for those working on sports fields for long durations of their day as they would adjust according to the levels of sunlight you are exposed to during your hours outside.
Durable, long-sighted and possibly even photochromic glasses could be the ideal solution to those working as athletes or in sports-based careers.
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People working in outdoor-based environments can expect to face many of the same challenges as those working in sport-based fields.
Some of the hazards glasses can face while working outside can include weather conditions that produce either poor visibility or extreme temperatures that will need to be dealt with by any eyewear looking to become valuable to these professions.
A tree surgeon, for example, will need sturdy, durable frames with lenses that suit their particular eyesight requirements.
If you’re working in high places, such as trees in this instances, polarized or antiglare lenses will also prove to be a valuable investment in this situation.
Working outdoors also means that your specs will need to be able to endure a variety of different environmental demands.
If your work in dusty or sandy outdoor areas that can become windy, a scratch-proof coating for your lenses can prove effective in reducing the tiny scratches and scrapes caused by particulate matter in the air.
The same logic can be applied to both wet and foggy areas so waterproofing and anti-fogging treatments may be something that could benefit those working in such conditions.
Travel or Transit Professionals
Travel and transit workers have a somewhat different set of eyesight obstacles to overcome when it comes to choosing the best pair of glasses.
Bus, train or taxi drivers as well as those working as couriers will also have to bear in mind the time they spend traveling at night and weigh up the pros and cons of certain benefits provided by different glasses.
Vehicle operators operating nightshift services will most likely need to spend some time looking into the different options available to them.
However, there are a multitude of companies now experimenting with night time-specific driving glasses and so the development of glasses that have these features will most probably become commonplace.
Alternatively, couriers working the majority of their hours during the day could also expect photochromic glasses to assist their eyes.
By adjusting to the light conditions the face, an area in which antiglare technology would also help as windscreens and windows, can tend to produce a glaring effect on sunny days.
As with any work involving operating vehicles or machines, drivers and operators need their glasses to remain in place at all times, and finding a pair that fit securely and comfortably is a must.
Working at night can put a huge strain on your eyes if appropriate care isn’t taken.
Low-light conditions can be difficult due to work in due to not being able to focus to far in front or around you as well as general poor visibility.
As previously mentioned, night time-specific driving glasses are currently available and further research is being done to further improve this budding technology, however, at present, the market remains modestly-sized.
The future of glasses aimed at enhancing night time vision appears bright, it would seem.
Low-light conditions aren’t the only hurdle to overcome when working at night, however.
Building and construction workers working on roads, motorways or train tracks often work at night to avoid delays during the day and need to be able to find their specs if they happen to slip off or get dropped somewhere.
A handy trick to avoiding loosing your specs is to choose a pair with a bright, reflective or glow in the dark frame. Alternatively you could apply these yourself.
And with that we round up our look at some of the different features career professionals may need to check out in order to optimize their glasses for their workplace.
Whatever your line of work, it’s always worthwhile to take a look at what’s on the market and see whether you there’s anything out there you could benefit from.
Planning ahead in terms of the longevity of your glasses and your work environment can mean the difference between replacing your specs once every two years and once every six months.
So, did we leave out any specific specs features or careers that you feel deserved to have been looked at? Sound off in the comments below and let us know!
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