6 Ways to Use Your Extras before December 31

14th Nov 2022

Relying on a single pair of glasses may not be enough to meet all your vision needs.

One pair of glasses usually won’t do it all. While many people make do with just one pair of glasses, eyewear experts at L&F Eyecare want people to be aware that settling for one general-purpose pair often means they are compromising on their vision.

This year, we are are reminding our local community that there are many ways to maximise your optical extras depending on the different ways you use your eyes. “Our job as eyewear experts is to understand what will benefit you most and help you achieve the sharpest vision possible with a highly tailored solution. It’s what we love about our job.” said Markus from L&F Eyecare.

 “Being truly independent, means we have the choice of a huge range of technologies and products when looking at which eyewear will best suit your needs – whether you spend your time in front of digital screens, outdoors, playing sport or just wanting a new look to complement your current pair. We’ll help you make the most of your optical extras.”  

Six ways that optical extras can be claimed with L&F Eyecare, no matter which health fund. 

  • Digital Eyewear
    Eye fatigue, blurred vision and headaches are becoming more and more commonplace, as are neck, shoulder and back pain. This is no surprise given that Australians spend an average of 10 hours and 24 minutes on digital devices every day1. A dedicated pair of digital eyewear is recommended for people who spend 2 or more hours in front of digital screens, to help protect the eyes from the strain of their changing visual environment. 
  • Prescription Sunglasses
    Prescription sunglasses are one of life’s necessities for glasses wearers. Now that there are so many prescriptible frame options available, almost anyone can enjoy the outdoors with superior clarity and protection from damaging UV and glare at the same time. With summer just around the corner, a pair of prescription sunglasses is the perfect way to maximise one’s optical extras. 
  • Contact Lenses
    Contact lenses give people the freedom they need when glasses can get in the way. Like for
    sport, travel, weekends and special occasions. The everyday pair simply doesn’t meet every need. With the latest technologies in contact lenses, even the multifocal wearer can see as clearly at varying distances as they would with glasses. 
  • Reading Glasses
    Close up activities like reading and computer work can put a strain on the eyes and neck. Progressive glasses (also known as multifocal) can eliminate the need to constantly remove or peer over the top of a pair of glasses. Depending on one’s level of cover, reading glasses are often completely covered by optical benefits. 
  • Sports Eyewear
    Sports-specific eyewear are designed to protect the eyes from both injury and harmful UV rays. Something an everyday pair is not built to do. Sports eyewear can enhance one’s performance and visual comfort on the field. A smarter way for a sports enthusiast or athlete to spend their optical benefits. 
  • Driving Glasses
    Vision is responsible for around 90% of the information we use for driving, which is why even a small change in vision is cause for concern. Poor vision is a contributor to road accidents and yet it’s a risk every driver can easily reduce with a regular eye examination and the right eyewear recommendation.2 

These are just some of the ways that optical extras can be maximised before December 31st, rather than settling for one general-purpose pair.

L&F Eyecare has been proudly servicing the Gippsland community for over 40 years. The L&F Eyecare team, with their many years of collective experience can recommend wiser ways to invest one’s optical extras this year. 

The facts and figures in this release are sourced from research conducted by: 

1. Ernst & Young (2016). Digital Australia. Sydney, NSW.
2. ^Dr. Tj Van Der Berg, 2005, Relevance of glare sensitivity and impairment of visual function among European drivers, European Commission. World Health Organisation Training Manual 2006: Road Traffic Injury Prevention