Have a taste for the finer things in life? A pair of bespoke designer frames might suit your chic style.
Or are you a frequent traveler and adventurer who likes to get your hands dirty? In that case, a more affordable, yet durable set might be best.
The perfect pair of lenses are out there, but tracking them down at the right price point can feel impossible with so many online retailers now available. Next time you’re shopping for eyewear, follow these simple steps to get matched with a pair that suits your personal style and your lifestyle.
1. Ensure your prescription is up to date.
Before shopping for new frames, it’s essential to get your eyes checked. Our optometrists recommend patients have their eyes checked once a year. Annual exams help you uncover underlying conditions that could be impacting your vision. An accurate prescription is an essential first step in choosing the right pair of glasses.
See where our team is rolling next and book your eye exam onboard our Mobile Vision Clinic today.
2. Match your eyewear to your lifestyle.
Don’t let the wrong pair of glasses get in the way of your daily routine. Opt for eyewear that suits your needs for comfort, durability, and protection.
To find the best pair for you, consider how your eyewear impacts your…
Do you spend long hours in front of the computer? Then, titanium frames probably aren’t necessary (unless you have some extreme hobbies). However, blue-light-blocking lenses are a must-have to prevent eye strain.
If you work a more physically demanding job, then comfort and durability are key. Plus, scratch-resistant lenses and metal frames can prolong the life of your glasses. Lenses can even be tailored to your needs to ensure maximum comfort for long-term wear. Coatings can reduce glare, offer UV protection, and more. Some materials even offer hypoallergenic properties to offer an added layer of eye protection.
Different activities demand different types of eyewear. If your weekends often consist of camping in the wilderness, then durability and clear vision will keep you on point in rugged terrain. If video games are more your speed, then you’ll need eyewear that doesn’t interfere with your gaming headset – especially during late-night rallies.
Regardless of your profession or hobbies, comfort is key, and Assistant Clinic Manager Barri Smith says the latest eyewear is all about comfort and flexibility. “If you haven’t tried out any of these new eyewear technologies, now is the perfect time. Premium progressive lenses allow you to easily see various distances without swapping your frames, and new daily contact lenses make it feel like you are wearing pillows for your eyes!”
3. You have to feel good in your glasses.
Your eyewear should make you feel comfortable and confident.
In her experience fitting eyewear for countless patients, Barri has uncovered a few simple tricks you can follow to ensure the perfect fit:
- Avoid hiding your eyebrows behind your glasses.
- Ensure your eyes are centered in the lenses.
- Wrap temple pieces over your ear to ensure the best fit.
Once you’ve got the basics covered, it’s time for a try-on session.
What’s trending in eyewear?
According to Liz Alicakos, Senior Operations & Logistics Manager and Licensed Dispensing Optician, “Statement eyewear is big right now. Most shoppers are opting for either bold colors or completely clear frames. Although the styles are completely different from one another, they both exude fun and fashion.”
Bold may seem intimidating, especially if you’re accustomed to a sleek black frame. Liz shares her advice for selecting and maintaining confidence when trying out new looks. “I always say to go oversized, chunky, or bold. This gives you the best flexibility with the rest of your fashion choices. For clear frames, think about how they’ll look combined with your style. I recommend wearing an outfit you love when it’s time to try on eyewear!”
Explore different colors, patterns, and styles to find a pair that reflects your personality and suits your individual taste. Consider factors such as your skin tone, hair color, and wardrobe preferences to ensure your eyewear complements your overall style.
The perfect eyewear crafted just for you.
Don’t hesitate to ask your optometrist or our store managers for advice. We love answering questions and getting to know you one-on-one. In fact, these conversations are one of the most memorable and important parts of our jobs. Barri shares that she loves asking patients questions about their style or their habits to help them find the right pair
“While patients are waiting for the doctor, that’s our opportunity to ask questions about their everyday lifestyle and whether they’re looking for something similar to their last pair. Sometimes simply asking what color jewelry a patient wears most often can help us make a decision.”
Understanding how your eyewear impacts your lifestyle will help you narrow down your choices, so you can get the best lenses for your needs.
Schedule your next visit to pick the perfect eyewear for your unique style!