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5 Reasons Why You Need a Backup Pair of Eyeglasses

Phoebe Jade

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Phoebe Jade

Updated: 12 June 2024 •  
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Having an extra pair of glasses is like having a spare tire for your car — you never know when you’ll need it, but it’ll be a big relief in an emergency!
There’s no telling when accidents or Murphy’s Law may occur, so having backup glasses can be a lifesaver. Read on to learn more about why a backup pair may be useful for you.

1. Accidents may happen

Some things are beyond our control, and one of them is accidents. Sometimes, they could even involve your glasses! Whether it’s breakage, loss, theft, or something else entirely, it pays to have an extra pair of eyeglasses in situations like this.
broken eyeglasses

If your glasses break, it pays to have a backup pair you can use readily so you don’t have to get a new one right away.

Let’s face it — even the most careful people can drop and break their glasses when they least expect it. If it happens when you’re away from home, especially in a foreign country, a backup pair can save you from having to hunt down an optometrist, get a prescription, and dig into your travel fund to buy new glasses.

2. Backup for contact lenses wearers

Contact lenses are incredibly convenient, but it’s recommended to wear them for a limited period of time only. Wearing them for too long can cause discomfort, dry eyes, blurred vision, and fatigue. In worse cases, you may even get a painful eye infection.
That’s where backup glasses may come in handy. Having them will ensure you can still see clearly whenever you need to remove your contacts. The last thing anyone wants is to go through the rest of the day not being able to see.
eyeglass and contact lens

Spare glasses come in handy when you have to take out your contact lenses.

Having a pair also makes things easier in the following situations: running out of spare contacts, missing contacts, and torn contacts.
In summary, if you wear contact lenses, having backup glasses is the practical thing to do.

3. You spend a lot of time staring at screens

From phones to computers, it’s undeniable that most of us now spend a lot of time looking at screens. However, this can have adverse effects on our eyes. In cases like this, there’s no better way to protect our vision than having backup glasses with blue light filtering and anti-reflective coating.
These types of coatings help combat the symptoms of digital eyestrain.
How? Blue-light filtering lenses protect your eyes from — you guessed it — the harmful blue light emitted by screens, therefore reducing headaches and improving your sleep quality. Meanwhile, anti-reflective coatings reduce the glare caused by the light from electronic displays, making it easier on the eyes when you look at a screen for extended periods of time.
woman wearing eyeglasses in front of a computer screen

Blue-light filtering lenses protect your eyes from the harmful blue light emitted by screens, therefore reducing headaches and improving your sleep quality.

If you’re shopping for a pair from Mouqy, you’ll be happy to know that we’ve got blue-light glasses available. It’s definitely a bonus that’ll help you save and protect your eyes if you get lots of screentime.

4. Protect eyes from UV rays

Traveling can involve a lot of time spent in the sun, which is tough on your eyes. That’s why it’s good to have a pair of prescription sunglasses with you to protect them from harmful UV rays while still allowing you to see clearly.
woman wearing glasses with UV protection at the beach

Having prescription sunglasses with you while traveling helps protect your eyes from harmful UV rays while correcting your vision.

Overexposure to UV rays can lead to various eye problems like cataracts, AMD (age-related macular degeneration), and even cancer.
When picking out prescription sunglasses, make sure they fit snugly on your face and have lenses large enough to cover your eyes properly. On top of that, look for labels that guarantee full UV protection.
Remember: sunglasses aren’t just a fashion statement – they’re an investment in your long-term eye health. So pick them wisely with both style and safety in mind.

5. Mix and match with more outfits

Expressing your personal style shouldn’t just be limited to your outfits, it should extend to your eyewear too! Ideally, you should have a pair of glasses for different occasions. That way, if you’re going from one dress code to another, backup glasses will come in clutch.
man wearing eyeglasses that match his suit

Different settings call for different glasses, so with two pairs of specs, you can always make your best impression no matter the occasion.

Heading to a dinner party from work? Change up your specs for the occasion and make sure you’re making the right impression at every moment! Different settings call for different glasses. With at least two sets, you’ll be able to make the best impression no matter what the occasion is.

Backup glasses are practical!

We’ve all heard the phrase “It’s better to be safe than sorry”, and it rings especially true when it comes to eyewear. Aesthetic reasons aside, having a backup pair of glasses keeps your eyes healthy. Whether it’s to protect them from UV rays, reduce eyestrain from constant screen viewing, or give you relief from contact lenses, there are more pros to having a backup pair than we could fit in this article.
While it is an investment, it doesn’t have to come at the expense of your wallet. At Mouqy, we strive to keep glasses affordable for everyone while maintaining quality and comfort. With budget-friendly prices, buying multiple pairs for various occasions and purposes also becomes more accessible.
P.S. Before you check out our glasses, make sure your prescription is up to date first!

Phoebe Jade

Written by:

Phoebe Jade

Phoebe is a registered nurse, licensed teacher and writer who's passionate about creating content that educates and inspires.