What should one consider when purchasing frames for glasses?

Choosing frames for glasses can be a difficult decision. For some, the shape of their face and style preferences play a huge role in what they select. Others may have an aversion to certain materials such as metal or plastic due to allergies or other sensitivities. The options are endless! While this is often one of the most personal decisions we make when purchasing new eyewear, there are things you should consider before making your final decision. Whether it's for fashion or function, these tips will help guide you on your way to finding just the right pair of eyeglasses that suit you best! 

1. Consider the style of frame that you want

The number of options for looks is endless, so first, determine what works best with your face. Do you have a rounder face and want to draw attention away from the cheeks? Then square frames may be a good bet. If you have a strong jawline, then perhaps an angular style will look more flattering on your face.

When choosing frames, consider not only how they will look but also how they will function for your lifestyle and needs. Someone who works in a professional workspace may appreciate the classic look of metal or plastic frames while those looking for something more casual might choose colorful acetate frames instead.

2. Find a frame that matches your personality and reflect who you are

Upgrade your look by finding the right style of eyeglasses for your personality. Maybe you love cats and frequently dress up as one, so some playful cat-eye glasses might be just the look you're after! Or perhaps you are a nature lover who prefers to wear earth tones. A tortoiseshell or brown acetate frame might be perfect for you.

3. Make sure the glasses will be comfortable to wear for long periods of time

Some people have sensitivities to certain materials such as plastic, metal, or rubber. If you have sensitive skin and want a frame that has nose pads, make sure they do not contain any harsh chemicals such as nickel. It is also important to consider how the frames will feel on your ears if you plan to wear them for long periods of time. If the frames are too big or heavy, they could become uncomfortable.

4. Make sure your prescription is up to date before considering new frames.

Make sure to update your prescription before shopping for frames. Even if you have had the same prescription for years, it is possible that your needs have changed, so this will ensure that you are choosing the best option available!

There are many different frames to choose from. What's your favorite style? Let us help you find the perfect pair of glasses today!