Are you considering purchasing a new pair of glasses for yourself or someone that you care about?
Have you ever considered that there is a very large difference between just buying new glasses
and having a prescription filled?
Buying glasses doesn’t really require any more than having them just appeal to your overall sense of
what might look good. Having a prescription filled by someone who is qualified and knowledgeable goes
much further than picking a frame that just looks good. Many issues need to properly be addressed so
that you will have a pair of glasses that really can meet your needs.
You may be aware of some of your needs but there are many items that go into choosing the proper frame
and lens combination. Some of the items that go into proper frame selection are the shape of your face,
the color of your hair, your complexion, the acid in your skin, how far apart your eyes are, where your
eyebrows are in relation to your eyes, the position of your ears, the length of your nose, the bridge of
your nose, the style that suits your personality, the durability of the frame, the material that is used
for the frame, how the frame can make the prescription look its best, the weight of the frame, and of
course not least of which is the cost of the frame.
In choosing lens options there are at least as many things to consider. The material of the lenses,
the various properties of the lenses such as the chromatic and spherical aberrations, the scratch resistance,
the weight of the lenses, reducing the reflections on the lens surfaces, the type of bifocal/multifocal used
that will work best for the individual, any cosmetic tints to enhance the view while also enhancing your
appearance, ultraviolet protection, would polarization be helpful, a photochromatic lens that will change
from light to dark when going out into the sun, and of course the cost of the lenses.
When purchasing your next pair of glasses, please give some thought to some of these things that I have
brought to your attention. Now that you understand the difference between just buying glasses and having
a prescription filled you are better equipped to make an informed decision. You can be properly fit into
a quality pair of glasses without spending a lot of money, by having someone qualified helping you with
your choices. Remember though, that you generally will get what you pay for and if the deal looks too
good to be true that it probably is too good to be true. When you are properly fit into a pair of
glasses, they will provide you with great vision, great looks and great functionality which is exactly
what you and your eyes deserve.