Choosing glasses can be a somewhat daunting task, especially when you consider the wide array of choices available. You are not limited by your local eyewear shop because with the internet, your options are virtually limitless. There are, however, some rules you can follow to make your shopping experience easier.
For best results, it is recommended that you consult your optician before you self-diagnose your lens prescription. Although in some places, you can choose which prescription is best for you simply by trying out various glasses frames and picking what feels best for your eyes, this is far from being scientifically reliable. Your optician underwent quite a bit of training in order to determine this more accurately, and it is advisable that you consult him or her rather than trust “what feels right” at the moment. What you may feel may change from one day to the next, and using the wrong lenses may actually worsen the condition of your eyesight instead of improving it.
Your optician may also advise you whether bifocals may be best for your situation, or whether you should go for varifocals instead.
The Shape of the Frame
The Internet is full of helpful articles to help you find the right frame shape for you. Whether your face is round, square, triangular, or diamond-shaped, there is a shape of frame that is supposed to complement your face. If you can easily determine the shape of your face, then you can order the “right” shape of frame.
You can also ask your closest friend, or perhaps your romantic partner for their opinions. The opinion of your partner may especially be relevant in this case, as pleasing them should be one of your priorities. Choosing wrongly, which in this case could mean not choosing what your partner wants, could have some repercussions.
Of course, your opinion should also count as well. If you believe you look good, then that confidence should become more evident in your posture and your actions. When choosing glasses for yourself, you ought to believe as well that you made the right choice.
The Right Colour
If you are buying your first and only pair of specs, then the colour should be neutral, such as black, grey, or steel. These colours should go well with all types of attire as well as all manners of occasions. You may be attracted to luminous lime-green frames, but this may not fit your work clothes, and they may be especially inappropriate for more formal occasions. Unless, of course, you are actually Sir Elton John, in which case you can do as you please because you are a living legend with enough confidence to pull it off.
The frame of your prescription glasses can be made from a wide variety of materials. You can have them in plastic, steel, or even titanium. Again, your personal preferences should be considered when choosing the frame.
You need to factor in your appearance, weight of the glasses, reaction of your skin, durability and maintenance requirements, as well as the cost to make your final selection.
As you can see, choosing glasses isn’t all that difficult, as long as you follow sensible guidelines that can help you make the best choice possible.