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A huge portion of the population in this country have to wear prescription glasses. And as we become more reliant on technology, the worse our eyesight is getting.
If you currently wear glasses, it can often be challenging to find the best ones for you. From finding glasses that are within your price range to ones are to your style.
To help guide you in the right direction, here are 4 simple tips you can use!
- Compare and Contrast Different Styles
If you rely on glasses, you’ll want to find a pair that suits you down to a tee. Which is why it’s important to compare and contrast the different styles that are available before settling on the right one for you. You want glasses that look professional, and yet are still to your taste. Therefore, spend some time eliminating any frame types that don’t work.
Luckily, many opticians (whether they are only online or have physical stores) allow you to try on several pairs before you choose which ones work for you. This way, you can get a pair that’s in the right shape and shape for you.
- Budget, Budget, Budget
Unfortunately, many pairs are expensive – especially designer prescription glasses. Not only do you need to think about the cost of the lens, but the frame itself. So it’s worth looking at various shops before deciding on the pair. Compare costs and whether you really need glasses that will damage your finances in the long term.
- Look at Lenses
The primary thing that you should be looking at when it comes to prescription glasses is the lenses themselves. Although style might initially be the thing that you look out for, the main purpose of them is to improve the quality of your vision. Of course, your optician will help you to determine the strength of prescription you need, but there are certain features that you might want to look out for.
For example, you could opt for lenses that have a UV coating, lenses that filter out the harsh blue light that’s emitted from a computer screen or progressive lenses that are designed to help with looking at objects from different distances (this site is good for progressive lenses).
- Consider Your Face Shape
As aforementioned, another key thing that you can look at is your face shape. Everyone has a unique face shape and certain frames will look better on some people’s faces than others. There are certain face shapes that you can look out for and compare yours against:
- Round – rounded glasses
- Square – angular glasses
- Oval – rounded glasses
- Heart/Diamond – glasses that are wider than your face, such as cat-eye glasses.
Of course, the shape of frame you opt for is up to you. But by looking at what’s recommended and trying on different styles you’ll get a better feel of what you’ll like to wear every day.
So, there you go! Those are 4 simple tips you can use to help find the right glasses for you. Of course, at the end of the day, the ones that you choose are up to you. But by using this resource along with your optician’s advice you’ll be able to find the best glasses for your budget, style and eyesight in no time at all.