Let’s face it; with our busy lives, multiple hobbies, and everything in between, having multiple pairs of eyewear handy is a necessity. Have you ever gone to pick out new eyeglasses but were too overwhelmed by all of your options, though? Listed below are a few things to keep in mind when choosing eyewear that's perfect for you.
Choosing Eyewear Style
Depending on your look, you may find it necessary to have a pair of glasses that are complementary. A night out on the town is going to require a more stylish frame than what you need for work. Having different styles of glasses can help remove the dilemma of having a pair that doesn’t match the occasion by giving you situation-specific options.
Choosing Eyewear Size
To see what size frame fits best with your face, you might have to try on multiple pairs. If the frames are too small, they may feel tight on your head and restrict your peripheral vision, or they may pinch your nose and leave red marks. But if they are too big, they may slide down your nose and slip off your face. To get the perfect fit, you can adjust the tightness around your ears.
Investing in Protection
Your standard eyeglass options may not adapt and darken in reaction to sunlight--unless you have photochromic lenses--so it may be smart to invest in a pair of prescription sunglasses to protect your eyes. Polarized lenses are a good option because the tint applies to your specific sport or hobby.
Your face shape
Your eyewear should contrast your face shape but also be in scale with your face size. Below are common face shapes and recommended frame shape:
Oval: wide or walnut-shaped frames
Base-up triangle: frames with a wider bottom, light color or lightweight
Oblong: frames with more depth than width
Square: narrow frames and with more width than depth
Diamond: cat-eye shaped frames or other detailing on the brow line
Round: narrow frames which are wider and have a clear bridge
Base-down triangle: frames with color or detailing on the top half
Weight and material
Eyeglasses are constructed from different materials: plastic, metal, or a combination of materials. Depending on the material you choose, the weight, flexibility, and cost of your eyeglasses will vary.
Metal Frames: these frames have adjustable nose pads, can come in hypoallergenic
materials and last longer
Plastic Frames: these frames are lighter and are usually less expensive. Plastic frames
also require less maintenance than metal frames
Do you have other questions about choosing eyewear? Schedule an appointment with us to find the perfect pair!