Buying new glasses can feel rather stressful. These are, after all, going to be worn on your face every day for the foreseeable future. So, how do you choose the best frames? Well here are some key points to keep in mind:
When you buy a good quality pair of glasses, you can expect them to last you years in the future. The problem is telling if a pair of glasses is of high quality can be rather difficult.
For ease, buying from a well-respected company means you’re more likely to get a higher quality frame. These brands have a loyal following, so the manufacturers will always ensure that their frames and lenses are made from the best quality of material.
By taking the time to shop around, you will start to learn which frames are of high quality and which are cheaply made. Also, take the time to read reviews from other customers, as these will help you tell if your chosen glasses have been made to last.
If you’re investing in a good pair of high-quality glasses, you’re going to expect your frames to be stylish, especially if you want to impress your friends and family with your new glasses. If you don’t feel very fashionable yourself, it’s worth a quick research online.
There are numerous blogs and fashion websites that will advise you on what the latest trends are in the world of glasses. Perhaps oval is the must-have or illusion frames may be making a comeback. Whatever frames you choose, make sure they are the height of current fashion.
Yes, your glasses are a style statement but they’re also there to help keep your eyes protected. So, if you plan to go out in the sun, it’s advisable that you invest in some prescription sunglasses as well. True, your normal glasses will provide some UV protection, however, you need sunglasses if you plan to be in the sun for long periods of time.
These days, prescription sunglasses are easy to find, with most of the top brands offering prescription lenses.
When you get offered the chance to add anti-glare (AR) protection to our lenses, it can be tempting to avoid the extra cost. However, you should always add the anti-glare protection to any frames you buy! This is because with AR you stop reflections occurring at the front or back of your lens. This means that more light gets in to your eyes, so you’ll be able to see better.
Even better, your AR coating makes your glasses look better. Which is a must for those of us who love taking selfies, as the coating will make your lenses look invisible, eliminating the annoying glare that would show in photographs.
Looks and anti-glare technology aside, perhaps the most important thing you should look for when buying new glasses is how practical they are. You might adore those quirky frames with their tiny lenses but, the question is, will you be able to see out them.
The same goes for glasses with bright colours or lots of bling. They might look good on the weekends, but would they be appropriate for the office?
Overall, to get the best frames, you should always buy from a reputable company and keep practicality in mind. You can always buy a second, jazzier pair, for your time off!