Traveling even lighter with lightweight eyeglasses
Packing your things into a suitcase or backpack and waving goodbye to your commitments and worries for even just a weekend is, for many of us, exactly what the doctor ordered. Never is this more so the case than on a dreary Monday commute stuck behind a slow driver who is determined to prove that the speed limit is only a suggestion. Booking and planning a trip is half the fun of actually going on a trip. Space is limited, so only your best clothes are picked. You’re going to look great. But what about eyeglasses? Should you purchase new eyeglasses for the trip? Or will your everyday office frames work just fine? Traveling even lighter with lightweight eyeglasses! Let’s take a look.
Lightweight frames for lightweight worries
We’re going to suggest that if you’re planning a trip, opting for lightweight eyeglasses is a no-brainer (see EyeBuyDirect). This isn’t because of the actual weight involved – thick frames aren’t going to slow you down when running through the airport to catch your flight – but because of the gentle but persistent strain that is going to be placed on your nose and ears pretty much all day every day. Think about it. When you’re at home, unless your eyesight is particularly poor, you probably don’t wear your glasses all day, like sitting in front of the TV in the evening completely glasses free, for example. But when you’re travelling, your daytime and evenings will be packed with activities, meaning constant use of your eyeglasses. Lightweight frames can help. You’ll barely notice them, and that can be more useful than you might believe.
Heavy things break when they fall – lightweight things don’t
Ever dropped a mug of hot coffee? That’s a smashed mug and coffee everywhere. Same goes for plates of food. When it comes to your eyeglasses, you may have noticed over the years that the thicker the frame, the more likely you are to run into accidental breakages. That’s simply down to weight and dimensions. Bigger and heavier things stand more chance of breaking. Smaller lighter things stand more chance of bouncing and surviving a fall. That’s why when you’re planning to travel, you should consider switching to lightweight eyeglasses if for no other reason than to save yourself the hassle of carrying three and four pairs of emergency backup eyeglasses in anticipation of breakages. If your only pair of eyeglasses is going to be dropped onto a hard surface, you want them to bounce, not break … otherwise, finding an optician who can fix your broken glasses abroad would be another hurdle!
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