7 things to consider when thinking about new glasses

January 30, 2023

Choosing the right pair of spectacles can greatly impact your daily life and comfort. Here are some important things to consider when selecting new spectacles:

  1. Prescription: Make sure to have an updated and accurate prescription from your optometrist. This will ensure that your glasses provide the necessary correction for your eyesight. Your prescription will also influence the thickness of your lenses and can guide in choosing the most suitable size of frame.
  2. Frame Style: Consider the shape of your face and choose a frame that complements it. Different face shapes suit different frame shapes, so choose wisely.
  3. Material: Spectacle frames come in various materials such as metal, plastic, stainless steel and titanium. Choose a material that is comfortable, durable, and fits your style.
  4. Lens type: Different lenses have different features, such as scratch resistance, anti-glare, and UV protection. Consider your lifestyle and choose lenses that will meet your needs.
  5. Comfort: Make sure to try on several pairs of glasses to find the most comfortable fit. Consider the weight of the frame and the position of the nose pads.
  6. Cost: Spectacles can range from affordable to very expensive. Consider your budget and choose a pair that provides the right balance of style, quality, and affordability.
  7. Warranty: Ask about the warranty and return policy of the glasses. Make sure you understand what is covered and what is not.

In conclusion, choosing new spectacles is a personal and important decision. Consider your prescription, frame style, material, lens type, comfort, cost, and warranty to ensure that you select the best pair for your needs.

At Wallace Opticians, we provide eye examinations carried out by experienced Optometrists with adequate time to assess your needs and make recommendations that are personalised to your situation. If your current eyewear is adequate in terms of prescription, lens design and in good condition - we will be delighted to tell you so!

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