At Bauer & Clausen Optometry, we’re also advocates for what is called “task-specific” eyewear. It’s one of the reasons we have you complete a visual demands survey as part of your eye examination. For those who work on computers, for example, having eyeglasses designed to reduce glare and allow you see clearly from an appropriate distance can help reduce eye strain and tiredness. They can even help reduce pain in your neck and back caused by having to move closer to or further from the screen and/or also from having to tip your head back with bifocal lenses. Other types of task-specific eyeglasses include those for hobbies, such as reading, sewing, woodworking or tying flies.
In addition to daily eyewear, we carry a broad selection of safety glasses suitable for both sports and work. Keep in mind that safety glasses are an important part of keeping your eyes healthy—even if you don’t need prescription lenses to see clearly. Our opticians can show you which frames carry the right level of protection for your needs, including those bearing the ANSI-Z87.1 safety rating.
Sunglasses aren’t just for summer days spent at the lake. They help to shield your eyes from the sun’s damaging rays, keeping them healthier and feeling better all year round. Not all sunglasses are created equal, however. Even if you have 20/20 vision, choosing eyewear with high-quality construction and lenses proven to block UVA and UVB rays is a must.
With the right lenses, sunglasses can also improve your vision when you’re driving, hitting the slopes, on the water or on the golf course. We assist you in choosing not only the frames that fit you well, but also the type and color of lens ideal for the types of activities you enjoy.