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Why You Should Never Settle For Cheap Eyeglasses

Need new eyeglasses? These 4 ways investing in quality frames and lenses can protect the long-term health of your vision. 

Eyesight plays a vital role in our lives and is important for our daily activities such as driving, reading, watching television and using the computer. Not seeking vision correction, such as eyeglasses or contact lenses, for poor eyesight can lead to a number of problems including:

  • Headaches and fatigue
  • Lower school performance for children
  • Greater risk of accidents and injuries when driving
  • Incomplete development of vision for infants

Calgary Optometrists Can Protect Your Family’s Vision

At our eye clinic in Market Mall, our qualified optometrists provide a wide range of services from eyeglass dispensing and contact lens fittings, to comprehensive adult/children eye exams and glaucoma testing to protect your vision and ensure the quality of your eyesight.


Why You Should Never Settle For Cheap Eyeglasses

High-quality, safe eyewear is an important investment and when you purchase cheap eyeglasses, you could be jeopardizing the health of your vision. If you are in need of a new pair of spectacles or sunglasses, here are some of the reasons why you should never settle for a poor-quality, cheaper pair:



Cheap eyeglasses are manufactured with very little quality control. This means that the lenses may not be able to correct your vision problems adequately. Even the smallest mistake in your lenses such as a slightly-off focal point or too-strong magnification can cause problems such as:

  • Eye strain
  • Headaches
  • Blurred/double vision
  • Poor eyesight
Benefits of Custom Eyeglasses

Investing in a quality pair of eyeglasses made specifically for you can ensure that you get custom lenses that correct your vision. The precise prescription will relieve eye strain and headaches and you can be sure they are made with care and quality.



Quality glasses are made to fit your specific vision issues. For example, you may have astigmatism in one of your eyes. Perhaps one of your eyes is more near-sighted than the other.

There are many different and unique vision problems because a variety of factors affect our sight. While cheaper eyeglasses may help in some way, they cannot provide ultimate correction because they are not manufactured for your particular set of problems.



The inexpensive lenses in cheaper eyeglasses are one thing, but what about the frames? Since they aren't made exactly for your face, with all its unique quirks and particularities, the fit will most probably won't be correct.

Ill-fitting eyeglasses come with many problems including:

  • Improper vision correction
  • Less pleasing aesthetic appearance
  • Discomfort and pain
  • Constant fidgeting (pushing loose glasses up your nose, adjusting tight frames behind your ears)
  • Because they are not comfortable, you will be less likely to wear them



Your eyeglasses are designed to do much more than simply look attractive. A quality pair will protect your vision and keep your eyes safe.

Not only might cheap eyeglasses come with the wrong prescription power, but they are also not suitable for protecting your eyes from the blue light that is emitted from computer screens and other digital devices.

This is important because blue light can negatively impact your eyesight in the following ways:

  • Increased risk of developing macular degeneration
  • Retina damage
  • Sore/dry eyes
  • Blurred vision

In addition, low quality sunglasses can fail to fully protect your eyes from harmful UVA and UVB rays, even when the sticker claims to.


Call Today

Invest in eyeglasses that are safe, attractive, durable and exactly what you want. Market Mall Optometry has the top brands and latest styles to suit all your needs. Call us today at 403-286-4884 or book an eye exam today.

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