Important Points To Remember When Buying Prescription Glasses

Your eyesight is one of the most important qualities you have, and it is something that you should never take for granted. Taking care of your eyesight also means ensuring you don’t put them under unnecessary strain, so you need to go to an optometrist and get a test to see if you need a pair of prescription glasses.

While the optometrist will give you a specific type of lens that you need to assist you with you visual impairment (such as lenses to improve long distance vision), it is up to you to go out and buy a pair of prescription glasses that you will be happy with for the foreseeable future. This includes picking a pair that suits your face shape, your sense of style, and provides both comfort and utility for you on an everyday basis.

Let’s take a look at some points you should keep in mind when you are shopping for prescription glasses.


Picking the right frame

The most distinct point of difference between the various prescription glasses you will be browsing will be the style of their construction. The frame of each pair will follow a certain predefined template, but may vary slightly here and there when it comes to embellishments and colouring etc.

There is no shortage of types of frames out there, with the only requirement that they comfortably and securely hold the lens in place, at an angle that’s convenient for the wearer to see what they are doing. Some frames can be categorised by their geometric shape (such as heart, diamond, round) or with more colourful names that reference their cultural origin (such as aviator).

While your personal taste is going to be what wins out here, it can be helpful to know what types of frames suit your general face shape. Picking prescription glasses that are suited to your face shape will mean that they sit more comfortably, and generally look better on you (at least in the eyes of most people).


The following will examine the different frames for prescription glasses and list which face shapes they are best suited to.

Rectangle frames generally suites round, triangle, heart, and oval face shapes.

Square frames tend to suit round, diamond, and oval face shapes.

Classic wayframe frames are best suited to rounded rectangle, rectangle, square, diamond, and oval face shapes.

Browline frames are generally suites to rounded rectangle, square, triangle, and oval face shapes.

Oval frames tend to suit people with rounded rectangle, rectangle, rhombus, triangle, and over face shapes.

There are many other frame types you can consider when you are out shopping for prescription glasses, and if you find it hard to remember what you are best suited to, you can always ask a helpful employee to assist you. If you like the look of a certain style of frames, but they don’t technically suit your face shape, you can still go with the look you really want (as being really happy with you choice is more important than what other may think about it).

Well, there you have it, some sound advice to keep in mind when you are buying prescription glasses. As long as you make sure you get a pair that adequately allow you to overcome the impairment the optometrist diagnosed you with, you can pretty much go with any style you like.

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