Choosing the right eyeglasses for your face may at first seem a difficult and confusing task; however, with a few tips you can choose eyeglasses that will not only meet your vision needs but also give you a great look.
There are several factors that will help you make the right decision such as first looking for glasses that balance prominent facial features. For example, if you have a square-shaped face, you may want to try round frames. Round frames will complement your facial features.
Another factor to consider is your current visual acuity. This comes from a comprehensive eye exam. A comprehensive eye exam will ensure that your new lenses will have the right type and power you need for clear vision. A prescription will be given to you once the exam is finished.
Another point to consider when purchasing new glasses is your eyes, hair and skin color. If you want to highlight the natural color of your eyes, choose a frame that is in the same hue.
If you want to highlight your overall appearance, choose glasses that contrast your hair color. For example, if you have a warm complexion, you may like neutral-colored glasses. On the other hand, if you have a cool skin color, you will look great in jewel-colored frames.
Most importantly, choose glasses that fit your lifestyle and personality. To show creativity, choose glasses that have bold colors. If you are an athlete or enjoy an active lifestyle, choose glasses that have anti-scratch coatings. This will provide additional visual protection.
Keep in mind; there are several types of lenses available such as polycarbonate, which are thinner and scratch resistant, Trivex and Aspheric. Other types of glasses are photochromic and polarized sunglasses. Photochromic are glasses that change from clear to tint. They can be glass or plastic. Polarized sunglasses are lenses that reduce the glare from a surface like water and are effective for sports and diving.
Multifocal eyeglass lenses are bifocals and trifocals. People who are 40 or over often need to wear these lenses. They are lenses that have two or more prescriptions that correct vision problems.
Wearing glasses not only correct vision problems, they also protect your eyes from trauma. Examples of common irritants that can cause havoc in the eyes are dust, sand, grass or insects. Eyeglasses also provide protection from the sun. Eyeglasses and sunglasses block harmful UV rays from damaging your eyes.
Another benefit is convenience. Glasses are easy to clean and maintain in comparison to contacts. In addition, glasses are more comfortable to wear and are less likely of being lost than contacts.
Most importantly, glasses allow you to show your individual personal style. Because eyeglass frames come in a variety of shapes and colors, you can change your look each time you try on a new pair. New glasses can upgrade you quickly to the newest in fashion or you can purchase several frames and have them match your wardrobe.
Many like wearing contacts; however, eyeglasses work better for most because they are less expensive than contacts and glasses emphasize your best features. Glasses also make you more memorable. Wearing glasses make you stand out and that can be a plus factor in this competitive world.
To conclude, choosing the right eyeglasses for your face may at first seem a difficult task. However, by following the above tips, you will find the right glasses that will meet your needs. Talk with an optometrist soon and visit their eyeglass section. Try on several and then choose one or two that fit well and make you look great!
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