You have probably come across people wearing glasses that don’t look right on them. Others keep experiencing visual problems despite having glasses that are supposed to rectify their vision difficulties. In both cases, likely, the person didn’t choose suitable eyeglasses. Most people think that because particular glasses look good or work for someone else, they will also look good on them, which is not true. At Karns Vision Center, we have helped thousands of people in Knoxville find glasses that suit them. Let’s look at some tips for choosing the right glasses.
1. Take an Eye Exam
Unless you only want glasses as a fashion accessory, you need to get an eye exam at an optometry clinic to identify your vision problem. After the exam, the optometrist will figure out the right lenses to solve your visual needs. Keep in mind that getting over-the-counter lenses without visiting an eye doctor can increase your vision problems and even introduce new ones you didn’t have before.
2. Familiarize Yourself With the Different Face and Frame Shapes
When picking suitable eyeglasses, it’s vital to familiarize yourself with the different face and frame shapes. Generally, we recommend that you choose frames that balance the shape of your face. For instance, if you have a round face, consider going for rectangular or square frames and vice versa. Oval faces fit most frame shapes.
3. Express Your Style and Personality
Glasses are an excellent way to express your style and personality. Therefore, try to select frames that reflect your sense of style and your unique personality.
4. Consider Your Lifestyle
If you are an outdoorsy person, your eye doctor will recommend that you get a polarized coating on your lenses to eliminate the sun’s glare on shiny objects. It’s best to add a blue light filter to your lenses if you spend a lot of time staring at a phone or computer screen.