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4 Ways Cheap Eyeglasses Can Damage Your Vision

While many people settle for cheap eyeglasses, nothing could be more dangerous to your vision and eye health. Here’s why you should never settle for cheap spectacles and how our Calgary optometrists can help you find quality frames within your budget. 

Eyesight plays an extremely important role in our lives. It’s critical for performing daily activities such as driving, reading and using a computer, and not seeking treatment for poor eyesight, such as eyeglasses or contact lenses, can lead to a number of problems, including: 

  • Constant headaches and eye fatigue 
  • Poor performance in school or at work 
  • Greater risk of accidents or injuries when driving 
  • Incomplete vision development for infants 

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At Market Mall Optometry, our qualified optometrists offer a wide range of services for your entire family, from eye emergency care and children's’ eye exams to cataract management and contact lens fittings. Whatever your needs, we have the expertise and knowledge to ensure the long-term health of your eyes. 

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4 Reasons You Should Never Settle For Cheap Eyeglasses 

Good vision is so critical to your quality of life so investing in high-quality eyewear is an important step to take. When you purchase cheap eyeglasses and lenses, you may be saving money in the short term, but you could also be jeopardizing the health of your eyes. 

If you are in need of new eyeglasses, here are 4 reasons why you should never settle for a low-quality, cheap pair: 

1. Cheap Eyeglasses Often Come With Cheap Lenses 

If you are looking to cut your costs on eyeglasses, that may mean that you will settle for cheap lenses as well, and they may not be able to correct your vision problems adequately. Why is this dangerous? Even the smallest mistake in your lenses (eg. a too strong magnification) can cause problems such as: 

  • Eye strain 
  • Constant headaches 
  • Blurred or double vision 
  • Poor eyesight 

Our Calgary Optometrists Can Customize Your Eyeglasses to Suit All Your Needs 

Investing in a pair of eyeglasses made specifically for your needs can ensure that you get the right lenses to correct your vision. The precise prescription will eliminate any headaches and eye strain, greatly improving your quality of life. 



2. Cheap Eyeglasses Cannot Be Tailored To Your Specific Problems 

High-quality eyeglasses are made to fit your specific vision concerns, such as astigmatism or if one of your eyes is more near-sighted than the other. While cheaper eyeglasses may be able to help a little, they cannot provide ultimate correction because they won’t be made for your particular set of problems. 


3. Cheap Eyeglasses Don’t Provide the Right Fit 

Apart from poor quality lenses, low quality frames not only look cheap but they also most likely won’t fit your face correctly.

Such ill-fitting eyewear comes with issues such as: 

  • Less pleasing aesthetic appearance 
  • Discomfort 
  • Poor vision correction 
  • Constant readjusting (eg. pushing loose glasses up your nose or adjusting frames that pinch behind your ears) 

In addition, because poor quality frames don’t look good and they aren’t comfortable, you will be less likely to wear them. 



4. You’ll Be at Risk Of More Serious Eye Conditions 

Your eyeglasses are designed to be much more than just a fashion statement. A quality pair will work to protect your vision and eye health. Not only will cheap eyeglasses come with the wrong prescription and poor lenses, but they also won’t protect your eyes from the blue light that is emitted from your digital devices, such as computers and phones. 

Investing in a quality pair of spectacles with blue light lenses is important because the harmful blue light emitted from computer and phone screens can negatively impact your eyesight and result in a higher risk of: 

  • Developing macular degeneration 
  • Retinal damage 
  • Dry eye syndrome 
  • Blurred vision 



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Do you want to know more about how our Calgary optometrists can help you obtain high-quality frames and lenses within your budget? Visit our Calgary eye clinic at 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW (Next to Milestones) Calgary, Alberta, T3A 0E2. 

Alternatively, you can contact us at 403-286-4884 or fill in our online contact form.

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