Over four billion adults in the world wear glasses – but how many of us are comfortable when wearing our lenses?
We seek for comfort no matter where we are; either at work or even a social gathering. Comfort can come from different places – it’s in what we wear, what we drive, what we sleep in, and our environment just to name a few. However, comfort doesn’t come easy and sometimes, can cost us quite a dime.
Among others, those who suffer from short or long-sightedness can find it challenging looking for comfortable eyewear. Some may even end up wearing ill-fitted glasses for years without knowing how properly dispensed and comfortable eyewear feels like.
A family endeavour
Aaron Aussie and his wife, Paulvinne Tan founded Flexzoom Optometrist since 1990. As the founder and CEO of Flexzoom, Aaron firmly believes, “It is the customers’ right to have comfortable eyewear and we as optometrists are obligated to provide them with the best options available to suit patient lifestyle and needs.”
Aaron suggests giving vision greater priority, “Over the years, we’ve helped many customers who have either been wearing spectacles with the wrong prescription or not fitting properly on their face and didn’t even realize they were putting up with blur, imbalance or discomfort.”
“Contact lens users should visit an optometrist for eye examination. An optometrist would have the knowledge and resources to help them determine the type of contact lenses suitable for them.
Different lifestyles require different types of lenses, so please do pay a visit to your optometrist for a contact lens consultation. As one of the ACUVUE® Eye Health Centres, we are always willing to help.”
Similar to how we wear different shoes for different activities, users should treat contact lenses with the same ideology.
“Most people tend to use the same pair of lenses for every occasion. It’s easy to see how wearers with a more active lifestyle require a different type of lens than those who spend most of their time indoors. As an eye care professional, my job is to educate and provide the public with safe and comfortable vision.”
“The public are usually unaware of the importance of having different types of lenses for different needs. It is important to check your eye health and get properly fitted contact lenses,” he adds. Flexzoom has partnered with Johnson & Johnson Vision throughout the years, united by this same philosophy.
In 2010, the World Health Organisation estimated that there are 246 million people with low vision, and uncorrected refractive errors are the main cause (43 per cent). The correct usage of contact lenses or spectacles will not only help the users find comfort in their daily life, it can help prevent a plethora of eye diseases and future complications.
“Certain eye diseases are referred to as silent killers, because they can inflict permanent eye damage with almost no prior symptoms. That’s why you should get routine eye examinations from Optometrists. We are equipped with the latest technology to help you screen for diseases and assist you in caring for your eye health,” says Aaron with a smile. — The Health