For Your Eyes Only: 6 Tips to Choose the Best Spectacles

Wearing glasses is no longer un-cool. They have become stylish and in fashion. Well, even if they weren’t, those without 20/20 vision would need to invest in them regardless. We’ve come up with 6 tips to choose the best spectacles. 

1 . Look for a Style that Will Look Good on Your Face

Going into an optical store can be overwhelming – there are so many colours, frames, and shapes – you seem to be spoilt for choice. But be sure to find your happy medium. Don’t go for a frame that is too big for your face and gives it an unflattering look. Don’t select one which is too small and makes your face look huge either.

2 . Look for a Frame that Suits You Best

Next, select the correct frame pair for your glasses. Frames can be split into three categories in order to ease your selection— rimmed, semi-rimmed, or rimless. You can also choose from materials made of plastic or metal. There is also a range of frames available in different shapes to find out what glasses suit your face. Rectangle, wayfarer, cat eye, round and aviator shapes are some of the most common ones, to name a few.

You may suffer an allergic reaction from the nose pads in certain metal frames if you live in very warm or humid settings. Plastic frames are very durable and light-weight but they only come in rimmed styles. They are particularly suitable for young kids because they can take a lot of damage.

3 . See How They Fit

Check the fit once you select a frame. Just as lenses are essential to your clear vision, it is also essential to have the correct pair of frames. Since you’re going to wear these spectacles all day long, they’re not supposed to pinch your ears or nose or slide down your nose. The frame’s appearance is essential, but convenience is a concern. Choose lightweight frames to prevent you from feeling any pressure on your nose bridge and ears. 

4 . Look for the Correct Lens Design and Material

The next decision is regarding your lenses. Only the correct pair of lenses — zero power, single vision, progressive or bifocal— can provide the vision accuracy you’re expecting. Choose the material of the lens that best suits your lifestyle. Five variables can influence the eyeglass lenses you choose: appearance, convenience, vision, durability, and safety. There are a variety of materials available at stores that include polycarbonate, glass or high-index lenses. Consult the optometrist at the store before you choose one that fits your requirements.

5 . Don’t Forget Colour!

Those with a warm skin tone should avoid frames in pastel colours such as yellow, red, or blue. Go for light colours instead, like gold, beige, olive green or brown. Those with cooler complexions should choose frames in silver, purple, grey, blue, or black colours. Each country has its own colour preference as white symbolizes purification in sorrow in East Asia but happiness in Australia.

6 . Think of Glasses Not as Add-ons but a Defining Feature

Your glasses are part and parcel of your appearance. Do not consider them something you can simply remove. They are a defining feature of your style and you need to look at them that way. With a great pair of glasses, you can actually base your look around it rather than the other way around. They are a signature part of your personality so pick a frame that not only accentuates your face but your whole person.