Busted! Don’t Believe These Eyewear Related Myths!

Author: Spectacles Vision Centre | | Categories: Eyeglasses , Eyeglasses Store , Optical Store , Optometrist


There’s no shortage of health advice online, on TV, or even from friends and family. Unfortunately, along with the good, a lot of bad information is out there. Sometimes it’s not easy to tell the difference between fact and fiction, and eye health myths are no exception. To help you steer clear of misconceptions, Spectacles Vision Centre has debunked some of the most widely believed eyewear-related myths.

Myth 1: Astigmatism is a disease
Astigmatism is often incorrectly thought of as eye disease or eye health problem. Astigmatism is NOT a disease. It is simply a different type of refractive error, like Myopia (near sighted) or Hyperopia (farsighted), and is quite common.

Myth 2: Opticians are eyeglass makers
Well, yes, we often make eyeglasses, but we do so much more. We fit contact lenses, low vision devices (various special magnifiers), and some even fit prosthetic eyes (artificial). We are also known as the “FrontLine of Eyecare” and healthcare practitioners.

Myth 3: Buying online eyewear is as good as going to a store
This is not true. In fact, it is almost impossible to take the needed measurements accurately without proper training. More so, many other factors can’t be accounted for when buying online, such as pantoscopic tilts, wrap and fit of the frame.

If you’re looking to steer clear of these myths, reach out to Spectacles Vision Centre. As the best sunglasses and eyeglasses store in Huntsville, Ontario, we are an independently owned, high-quality optical dispensary that specializes in first-quality eyewear, including eyeglasses, contact lenses (including lenses for single daily use, patients with astigmatism and multifocal contacts), and low vision aids as well as counseling on fit and use of all above-mentioned products.

For a complete list of our services, please click here. If you have any questions about Spectacles Vision Centre, we’d love to hear from you, please contact us here.


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