4 Real World Advantages To Wearing Glasses

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In recent years glasses have become the epitome of chic and cool. They're more in vogue than ever.

But just in case you're still on the fence about rocking a pair of specs, here are some of the things that make them awesome.

You Can Actually See Properly

A bit of an obvious one here, but definitely worth noting. A report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) stated that almost 50% of people wear glasses or contact lenses due to eye issues. This is a huge statistic and one that should be taken seriously.

If you're having trouble with your eyesight, don't ignore it. We're all busy, I get it, but it isn't worth the risk. Doing that can lead to even more damage.

Even if you think your sight is good, you should still get your eyes checked by an optometrist every two years. If you're over sixty, you should do it annually. If you do notice any changes to your vision, definitely do it sooner.

And because they can be bulk-billed to Medicare (as long as you're listed on a valid Medicare card without optometry restrictions) there is no out of pocket cost to you.

Instant Transformation

Glasses can give you a completely different look, simply by slipping on a new pair. This is great if you're looking to change up your aesthetic.

As a bit of anecdotal evidence, one of our journalists started wearing glasses specifically designed to combat eye strain from screens, and their co-workers commented on how great they looked in glasses.

Alternatively, if you're someone who wants the option to look different from day to day, why only get one pair? At Specsavers you can get two designer pairs from $199 including standard single vision lenses and even prescription sunglasses.

Personal Style

Back to the idea of transformation — glasses give you the power to better control your own personal aesthetic and match it to your style.

Do you prefer thick frames? Rimless? Bold colours? Muted tones? Full frame? Half frame?

You have a world of choices available to you that you can match perfectly to your look and wardrobe. Personally, I enjoy the look of black, thick framed specs on a suited gentleman. Just, damn.

But that's not for everyone and that's perfectly okay. You do you.

Here are a few particularly chic designer options to get you started.

Features And Protection

Glasses won't just protect your eyes from dirt and dust, many modern pairs can also be kitted out to fight off UV rays. But that's just the beginning when it comes to modern eyewear technology.

These days, lenses in particular are designed to be compliment the needs of almost everyone — from sports lovers and avid drivers to people who work out in the sunlight or are in need of particularly strong prescriptions. Your lenses can be designed especially for your needs.

There are lots of different options to choose from at Specsavers, so have a bit of fun and get 2 pairs that suit you.


To explore the world of designer glasses for yourself, check out the Specsavers website.

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