5 Things to Consider When Selecting a New Pair of Frames
There’s nothing better than a fresh start at the beginning of the New Year. And if you’re due for a new pair of glasses (here’s how to tell), considering these five factors will help you pick the perfect pair and keep you looking and feeling your best all year.
- Lifestyle & Use
The first thing to consider when picking your new pair of frames is your lifestyle. When will you need to wear your new glasses? If you just need them for reading or driving, you’ll likely be looking at entirely different options than if you need glasses for all-day wear. Do you play sports or lead an especially active lifestyle? If so, you may consider lightweight, plastic lenses and more durable, basic frames. Your intended use can help your eye doctor narrow down the wide selection of eyeglasses available to options that best fit your needs.
Once you’ve chosen which type of frame is best for you, consider what you’ll want and need from your lenses. In addition to choosing between plastic and glass, you can also select a variety of enhancements from non-scratch lenses to anti-reflective coatings, UV tints and filters. Learn more about considerations for choosing the right lenses here, or schedule an eye exam to speak with one of our optometrists.
Now that you’ve considered utility and functionality, it’s time for the fun part—style! Your glasses should be a reflection of your own personal style, while also complementing your face shape and complexion. From color and style to proportion and shape, we have everything you need to know about choosing the right pair of frames in our handy guide.
- Fit & Comfort
Considering fit and comfort is also essential to picking the right pair of glasses. Even the most stylish frames won’t look or feel right if they’re not properly fitted. A few general rules of thumb are that your frames should not cover your eyebrows or rest heavily on your cheekbones, and your pupils should be centered within each lens.
A final consideration is value. New glasses are an investment in your sight, and it’s important to measure the cost of your new frames with the value of your selection. With a wide array of brand names to choose from, we can help suggest the best frames to match your needs and your budget.
Happy New Year!