Choosing your Eyeglasses

Choosing the right eyeglasses can be overwhelming, with so many different styles, shapes, and lens options to consider. However, with a little bit of research and consideration of your personal needs, you can easily find the perfect pair of glasses that suit your style and vision requirements.

When selecting eyeglasses, the first thing to consider is the shape and size of your face. Your glasses should be proportionate to the size and shape of your face, so choose frames that are slightly larger or smaller than your face, depending on your preference. In general, round frames work well on square or oval faces, while square frames are a good option for round or oval faces.

Next, consider the style of frames that you prefer. There are many different styles of eyeglasses available, from classic and timeless frames to more modern and trendy options. Think about your personal style and what you feel most comfortable wearing when choosing your frames.

Once you've narrowed down your options based on shape and style, it's time to consider the lens options available. There are many different types of lenses available, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. For example, single vision lenses are the most common type of lens and are suitable for people with one prescription for both distance and near vision. Progressive lenses, on the other hand, are designed for people with presbyopia, a condition that causes difficulty focusing on close objects.

In addition to the type of lens, you'll also need to consider the lens material. Glass lenses are the most traditional option, but they are heavy and can break easily. Plastic lenses are lightweight and shatter-resistant, but they can scratch easily. Polycarbonate lenses are the most durable option, but they are also the most expensive.

Finally, consider the additional features that may be available with your glasses. For example, some lenses come with coatings that can reduce glare, improve scratch resistance, or block harmful UV rays. Additionally, some frames come with special features, such as adjustable nose pads or spring hinges, that can make them more comfortable to wear.

Overall, selecting the right eyeglasses is a personal decision that depends on your individual needs and preferences. By considering the shape and size of your face, the style of frames, the type of lens, and the additional features available, you can find the perfect pair of eyeglasses that suit your needs and enhance your personal style.

Author
David Greening David Greening, ABOC, BS(HONS) Ophth. Dispensing David is our resident optician, and has been in optics since 2002. He attained his Bachelor of Science degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing in Kent, England (2014). He has extensive experience, having managed his own practice for many years prior to arriving at Astorino & Associates Eye Center. He is a licensed American optician (ABOC) and is well-recognized for his quality of service, attention to detail, and patient care.

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