Approximately 164 million people wear glasses. If you’re about to join the group, or you want to update your glasses in Houston, we’ve got some things to consider before you walk into the shop.
For many people, glasses are an investment and a worthwhile one at that. It is especially the case if you’re choosing to purchase designer eyeglasses or designer sunglasses. Choosing the right frames can not only help you see better but can help you feel confident and stylish.
Read on for some of our top tips on what to look for when you purchase a new pair of glasses.
This may sound like a no-brainer, but you don’t want to splash out on a nice pair of eyeglasses if your prescription isn’t up to date. If it has been a while since you last had your eyes checked, consider having another routine exam before you commit. You don’t want to splash out on Oliver Peoples lenses, for example, only to find out that they aren’t helping your vision or you need another pair.
Are you going to be wearing your lenses every single day? If so, you may wish to consider getting a protective coating on your lenses, depending on your daily needs.
Anti-reflective coating, for example, helps reduce strain on your eyes by eliminating or reducing reflective glare. The reflective glare is reduced in both the front and back of the glasses, giving you an even clearer picture of the world you see through your glasses. This is particularly helpful for those who may have trouble driving at night, as keeps distractions and glares to a minimum.
If you’re thinking of getting designer sunglasses, you may wish to consider polarized lenses. Polarized lenses reduce the horizontal glare from the sun, and can make it seem as though it isn’t even there, making your vision through the sunglasses crisp and clear. However, polarized sunglasses may make it harder to see things through LCD lenses.
Blue light coating glasses for those who work on the computer a lot may also be something to consider. A 2017 study in the Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics found that those who wore blue light glasses slept better at night, even after using a screen all day.
If you’re going to be relying solely on your glasses to see for you, you may wish to purchase a pair of backup lenses. These are lenses that you can have with you in your home in case you lose or break your first pair of lenses. Going without glasses may simply not be an option, so you’ll want to be prepared.
Your backup lenses don’t have to be designer frames, and in fact, purchasing something cheaper without fancy coating is recommended. However, backup lenses are important to ensure that you don’t end up losing a day of work, or fun because you can’t see anything until you get your main pair repaired.
If you have the budget, it is a great idea to purchase both prescription sunglasses and regular glasses at the same time. This way, you can always enjoy time out in the sun and can drive when the sun feels like it’s directly in your eyes, without having to sacrifice your vision. If you wear contacts, you may be able to get away with a pair of clear sunglasses to help you see on the sunniest of days. But if you’re a clear glasses wearer, you’ll likely want to purchase a pair of sunglasses as well to ensure you’re able to switch out your sunglasses.
If you’re going to splash out for designer eyeglasses, especially those with fancy coatings, you’ll want to make sure you’re properly measured for them. Measuring them for your face can help ensure that they fit you perfectly and that you don’t have issues with them sliding off when trying to wear them. This also ensures that you’ll be comfortable all day in your lenses and that you won’t have issues with them being too tight or too loose.
This one comes down to personal preference. What kind of vibe do you want to give off when people meet you? Do the glasses you’ve chosen look professional in your line of work? Are they comfortable for all-day wear, or are they fine for wearing every once in a while?
You’ll also want glasses that complement your face shape. There are countless articles in magazines that can help you determine your face shape and what looks the most flattering. However, you’re the only one you need to impress here. Do you think you look good in the glasses? If so, that’s all that matters.
Buying eyeglasses in Houston, whether they be designer sunglasses, designer eyeglasses, or something else, shouldn’t be a difficult task. Instead, it should be a fun and exciting step forward in your life, especially if you’re getting glasses for the first time.
Here at Eye Elegance, we have glasses to suit every taste and budget. We even have a large selection of designer frames from Adidas to Cartier to help you keep up with the latest styles. Click here to browse what we have in stock.
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