How to pick the perfect pair of eyeglasses

Most people are very careful about what clothes they wear. Yet, when it comes to their glasses, they tend to simply go with the latest trend or stick with the frames they have been wearing for decades. Both approaches usually leave them wearing glasses that don´t work well for them.

With this in mind, I thought we would take a look at the steps you need to take to pick the perfect pair of glasses for you. By following them you can work out if browline styles like these glasses are for you, or you should be opting for rectangular or round frames instead.

Understand your face shape

The first step is working out what face shape you have. This can easily be done by following the advice you can find in YouTube videos, like this one. Or, by asking an optician or online eyeglasses retailer for advice.

Armed with that information you will be able to easily narrow down your options. But, be careful. An awful lot of people make the mistake of assuming that their face shape never changes. When in reality it can. For example, if you lose or put on a lot of weight or are a young person who is still growing. Even having dentures fitted can affect face shape a little. So, bear this in mind and periodically recheck your face shape if you feel you need to. Once you have established what shape face you have, use an article like this one to narrow down your options.

Practical considerations

Next, you need to think about how you are going to be using your glasses. This sounds a bit silly because clearly, you will be using them to enable you to see properly. But, it is nonetheless an important question.

You need to think about the activities you do that are in some way reliant on your glasses. For example, reading, writing, doing crafts and playing sports.

Make a note of each activity. Then, ask yourself what features your glasses need to have to make sure that they do a good job for you in each of those situations. For example, if you work in an office under glaring lights an anti-reflective finish will likely help.

If you are not sure what you need, go online and do some research. Articles that are written by your country´s ophthalmologic organization are particularly informative. You know that the information you find in them is current, properly researched and truly impartial.

Price

Most of us have a limited budget to work with. So, price considerations are important. But, be careful. Shop around and use coupons to get a good deal rather than simply buying the cheapest pair you can find.

Also, consider buying your eyeglasses online. Usually, this is where you will find the best deals. Online prescription glasses retailers sell huge volumes and have very low overheads. As a result, they are able to sell very good quality frames and lenses at low prices.

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