Why Keep Two Pairs of Glasses?

2 Pairs of Glasses

Military life is about as far as you can get from a life of excess. It’s stripped back to the bare essentials. So, as a veteran, active military personnel or military family member, you may question the need for two pairs of glasses. Why spend money on getting 2nd pair of glasses when you’ve already got one pair that works?

Accidents Happen

Glasses technology has advanced in leaps and bounds over the last few decades but ultimately, they are still made of materials that can be damaged or broken, depending on how they are treated.

This actually happens most frequently at home, whether they’re accidentally sat on or knocked off a table. Aura Glasses can also become more fragile over time if they aren’t handled with care. For example, if you often wear them on your head or routinely take them off and put them on using one hand, you can stretch the joints and eventually cause them to snap.

Broken Glasses

If you play sports with your glasses on, it’s easy for them to get broken through an unexpected impact, whether that’s having them knocked off your face by a collision with a fellow player or an incoming ball, or a trip or fall.

Once damaged, you may have a go at a DIY home repair, however, this often results in wearing ill adjusted glasses which in turn, affects your clarity of vision. Ultimately, you’ll need to get your broken glasses repaired or replaced and that takes time. With a spare pair of glasses, you don’t have to compromise on your vision while you’re waiting for your main pair to be fixed. With the holidays just around the corner, you won’t want to spend them squinting over the dinner table or on FaceTime as you catch up with friends and family.

Convenient and Timesaving

If you mainly use your glasses for reading, having a spare pair located wherever you like to read makes life easier. You can even keep one pair in the car and one at home, so you don’t have to waste time looking for misplaced glasses before leaving to go out!

Safety Matters

Broken Glasses is A Safety Issue

For some people, going about their daily activities without glasses is more than challenging, it’s a safety issue. People who need to wear glasses for vision correction and struggle to see without them on should always have more than one pair of glasses in case they lose or break their main pair. Try and keep your spare pair(s) where you know they’ll be accessible or somewhere that you can easily remember and safely navigate to if you lose or break your existing pair.

Safety is also vital on the road. If you need glasses for driving, keeping a spare pair of glasses in your car is essential. It means you’ll never forget them when you’re heading out and you’ll have them ready in case you break, lose or misplace your main pair. This will ultimately keep you and others on the road safe by ensuring you can see clearly.

Take A Break from Your Contact Lenses

Contact lenses offer some advantages over glasses, for example, when playing sports. Sometimes your eyes need a break from them though, especially if you have eye allergies or they are aggravating any dry eye symptoms. If you catch an eye infection, such as pink eye (conjunctivitis), or get an eye injury, you’ll also need to stop wearing your contacts while your eyes recover. There are also those times when you’ve just too busy to notice that you’ve run out of contact lenses or solution to store them in. Or, what about the occasions when you drop or lose your lenses?

Contact Lenses Vs. Glasses

Whatever the reason, when it’s time to take a break from your contact lenses, having a spare pair of glasses mean you can still enjoy clear vision.

Flexibility in Fashion and Function

Wearing glasses on active military duty restricts you to a certain non-descript style. After all, nothing should detract from your uniform. What about when you’re off duty though? Your eyewear options definitely open up again, allowing you to have 2 pairs of glasses with styles and colors that suit the occasion.

Having more than one pair of glasses isn’t just about fashion, it’s also about function. Your second pair could be prescription sunglasses or more robust eyewear that you can wear when playing sports. If you spend a lot of time in front of a computer, especially late into the evening, you might want computer glasses that have a special lens coating to filter out blue light – studies have suggested that too much exposure to blue light close to bedtime can interfere with your sleep patterns.

Get A Great Deal on Your New Pair of Glasses

Holiday Discount on Glasses

Get 2 pairs of glasses for convenience, for peace of mind and for flexibility and do it without blowing your budget with Specs for Vets. As we serve veterans, active military, and their families, we offer all of our frames at much more competitive prices – with up to 50% off retail value. A new pair of glasses really doesn’t have to be expensive, especially when you factor in our special discount.

Buy your glasses at our online store this month and in January and you can enjoy 25% off all of our frames. All you need to do is enter our discount glasses promo code FRAME25 at the checkout. Find your perfect match on our online shop now!

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