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How to Choose the Best Corrective Eyewear for You

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People are mostly recognized by their faces, so choosing the right eyeglasses is one way we can define our identity. For people who wear prescription glasses regularly, they are part medical device and part fashion accessory. Do you want to appear youthful, fun-loving, conservative or hip and stylish? You glasses can tell the world a lot about you.

Choosing corrective eyewear might seem like a daunting task at first. It is normal to have a lot of questions about glasses and contacts. The staff at Weston Eye Center can help answer any questions you have and will make sure you have up-to-date corrective eyewear prescription. It is very important to wear corrective lenses; not wearing glasses can result in headaches and other issues.

How to Choose the Eyeglasses That Are Right for You?

There’s not one single pair of glasses that would fit all aspects of your life; most people own more than one pair. Here are a few things to consider when choosing the frame:

  • Material, such as metal or plastic
  • Style, for example, conservative, hip or retro. Choose the frame that’s right for your face shape
  • Frame color that compliments your skin tone, eye color and hair color
  • How many pairs of glasses you have. Is this going to be your most used pair or do you have different eye glasses for different activities, like working out, computer work, driving
  • Choose age-appropriate frames. Being a member of AARP doesn’t mean you have to wear old-fashioned, stodgy glasses. Young people can choose something more edgy and fashion forward

Eyewear for the Whole Family

If you are a high school or college student, now is the time to develop your own personal style and identity. With so many different styles available you can choose one that’s right for you. Interesting and unusual shapes, bright and edgy colors and modern materials, all will help showcase your unique personality.

Choose eyewear that’s right for your occupation. If you are a tennis coach, your needs are different from a busy stay at home mom. You might need more than one pair of glasses, one more conservative for work and another, sturdier pair, for the weekend when you are busy with home-improvement projects and sports. If you are going to be active in your glasses, you’ll need more durable lenses and frames.

Having more than one pair of glasses can also save you in an “eyeglasses emergency” when you accidentally lose or break them. If you ever broke a pair of glasses, you know how invaluable that second pair is; it’s always wise to have a backup.

Also consider what type of lenses you need. Do you need single vision glasses, bifocals or trifocals, or do you prefer progressive lenses? Your frame choice might depend on the lenses you require. The best lenses are shatter-resistant (made of polycarbonate) and have ultraviolet protection. An experienced optician can help you select the right frame for your lenses and will make sure the glasses fit your face properly.

Frame Material – Why Does It Matter?

There are so many different materials to choose from:

  • Plastic
  • Metal
  • Unique frame materials, such as wood, horn or bone
  • Gold
  • Silver

Each material has its pluses and minuses. When shopping for eyeglasses ask your optician about the benefits and unique qualities of each material. There will be a lot of variations in quality, price and how lightweight or heavy the frames are.

If you have allergies, consider hypoallergenic materials, such as nickel-free metal, stainless steel or plastic. Someone who wears glasses all day, every day, will need lightweight or ultra-lightweight glasses.

Final Thoughts – Things to Consider Before Seeing Your Optician

Before you go to see your optician, make a list of the most important things about your eyeglasses and make a list of your priorities. What is most important to you? Consider the following factors:

  • Durability
  • Comfort and Fit
  • Price
  • Trends
  • How many pairs of glasses you have

If you take care of your glasses, put them in the case when you aren’t wearing them and keep your lenses clean, a good pair can last a long time. Protect your investment by taking proper care of your eyeglasses.

Our experienced and knowledgeable staff at Weston Eye Center is available to assist you with your corrective eyewear needs. We can help you choose the right lenses and frames, and we will make sure your prescription is up to date.We will help you make the right choice for you and your family.

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