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How To Pick The Perfect Pair of Eyewear

If you’ve been told that you have a refractive vision error, such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia or astigmatism, you’ll almost certainly need prescription eyewear to help you see clearly. Around 75% of people who need to have their vision corrected choose to wear glasses to improve their vision, but if you’ve not worn glasses before, finding the perfect eyewear can seem like a huge challenge.



Nevertheless, picking the perfect pair of eyewear is essential, not only to give you the best possible vision, but also to make sure that they are comfortable and that you feel confident when wearing them. So, how do you pick the perfect pair of eyewear. Here are our five top tips.



1. Consider your face shape


One of the most important things that will affect which glasses suit you best is your face shape. The right shape frames and lenses will complement your face, and even boost your confidence when you are wearing them. For example, glasses with strong angles help to counteract the softness in the cheeks and jaw of people with round faces. Meanwhile, people with long faces are complemented by wider, rounder frames that add width and softness. If you aren’t sure which face shape you have, ask your eyecare team for help.



2. Choose the right color


Glasses frames are now available in many different colors, from classic blacks, browns and greys to bold oranges, bright greens and hot pinks. Exactly which color you choose will depend on how much of a statement that you want to make! For everyday glasses, a variety that matches your skin tone and hair will be the most versatile. However, if you work in a creative industry, have a very strong personality or you simply want something a bit different, you may want to be daring instead!



3. Think about durability


How well are you realistically going to be able to look after your glasses? Are you prone to accidents or will you remember to always pop them in their case to protect them? There’s no getting away from the fact that some glasses frames are stronger and more durable than others, and you should take this into consideration when picking your perfect eyewear.



4. Ask your provider about lens options


It’s not just your glasses frames that are important. The actual lenses come in many different types, and it’s essential that you choose the right lenses to suit your visual needs. For example, there are a number of different lens coatings that can improve your eyesight and protect your eyes from health problems. Examples include:


  • UV protection
  • Blue light protection
  • Anti-glare
  • Scratch-resistance
  • Anti-fogging



Your glasses provider will be able to help you select the perfect lenses for you based on your unique needs.  



5. Ask your provider for help


Wearing glasses as directed is crucial for your long-term visual health. This means that it is in your best interests to spend time making sure that you get the perfect pair for your needs. Your eyecare team will be able to advise you which glasses will offer you the greatest comfort, style and vision.




For more advice on choosing the right everyday glasses, visit Primary Vision Care at Newark, Lancaster, Mount Vernon, Wilmington, or Waynesville, Ohio. You can also call (740) 299-1155, (740) 654-9909, (740) 393-6010, (937) 382-4933, or (513) 897-2211 to book an appointment today.

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