Buying New Eyeglasses that Fit Your Face

Many people today need to wear eyeglasses in order to see properly. These people will need to see an optometrist on a regular basis to check their eyesight. If there are changes that need to be made a new pair of glasses will be in order. Other people will randomly choose to change out the frames they have and will order new glasses more frequently. The optometrist you see will be able to help you to make a good choice in frames. They need to fit your face properly as well as be able to handle the lenses that will be going into them.

 

New Frame Styles that Can Be Purchased

 

Eyeglass frames are constantly changing, and it is hard to keep up with the latest trends. Most optical companies will have a selection of the latest styles as well as tried and true standard frames. They come in a wide range of sizes and colors and depending on what you choose, the prices can vary widely. You can pay up to several hundred dollars for a new pair of glasses between the frame and the lenses. Bifocal lenses are more expensive, and they need to go into frames that will allow for the line that divides the two vision sights. Many of the small frames that are available will not be good if you need to have bifocals. Large frames can also be a problem if the frame exceeds the contour of your face. In order to be able to see properly, the lens will need to be centered on the frame and if it is too wide, it will throw off your vision. Ask your optician to help you choose the right style for your prescription.

 

Process of Getting Eyeglasses Made

 

When you go to the optometrist, he or she will give you a prescription that you need to give to your optician. The optician is the person who will order the right lenses and sizing of frames for you. Careful measurements need to be taken before they can place the order. These measurements will include the bridge of your nose and your pupillary distance. This is the distance between the two pupils of your eyes. As stated before, the lens needs to be centered in the frame and this distance tells the optician where the center of the lens should be placed in order for you to see well. You should try to stay as still as possible when they are taking these measurements as movement will throw off the calculation. Many offices now use a device that the optician can look through that will automatically measure these distances. Again, staying as still as possible is best.

 

Some people enjoy getting new eyeglasses as it makes them feel that they are updating their overall look. Others who do not like wearing glasses will opt to have contact lenses ordered for them. However, today many people are wearing glasses that don’t even have a prescription lens in them.

Bradley P. Bolden

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