Tips for Picking the Perfect Pair of Glasses

Tips for Picking the Perfect Pair of Glasses

With so many different types and styles of glasses to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start with picking the right glasses for you.


Here are some of our top tips for picking the perfect pair of glasses.


Get the Right Prescription


It may sound obvious, but the most important thing is to make sure that your glasses contain the right prescription. Ideally, you should have a new eye exam ahead of getting your glasses so that you can make sure that your new eyewear contains the right prescription to enable you to see clearly. Speak to your eye doctor about scheduling an eye test first before you start shopping for new glasses.


Consider the Frame Style


There is a huge range of different glasses styles, and choosing the right frames is often one of the hardest decisions that you have to make when it comes to picking the perfect pair of glasses. Popular shapes include classic aviators and round lenses, as well as chic cat-eyes, serious rectangular, and modern geometric designs. Other options include going rimmed, semi-rimmed or rimless, metal, plastic or wooden, embellished or plain… the choices are endless. There are lots of virtual tools that let you see what you would look like in different styles if going to your glasses provider and trying various options aren’t possible.


Question of Color?


Frames also come in a variety of colors, and if your glasses are to suit you well, you need to choose frames in a shade that complements your skin and hair colors. You might feel more confident in muted metallic tones, blacks, or browns, but if you are feeling bold, bright reds, pinks, greens, and purples can help you to make a splash.


Make Sure They Fit Well


Frames also come in various sizes and fits, and it’s crucial that your glasses provider spends time making sure that the frames that you choose will fit on your face properly and securely. It is possible to make some small adjustments, but there are some frames that simply might not fit properly due to being too large or too small for your face or head.


Look at Lens Materials


You may be surprised to learn that glasses lenses can be made from several different materials including glass and polycarbonate. The lenses that you choose should be influenced by several factors including their appearance, the vision they provide, their durability, and safety. Your eye doctor or glasses provider will help you to select the right type for you.


Select a Coating


Once you have chosen your lenses, you will also be given the option to select lens coatings. As their name suggests, these are special coatings that are applied to your lenses and are designed to have specific effects. For example, you can choose options such as:


  • Scratch resistance

  • Anti-reflective

  • UV protection

  • Dust and water-repelling

  • Blue light protection


Again, your glasses provider can talk you through what each of the different options means and how they can benefit you.


If you would like more advice on how to pick the perfect pair of glasses or to schedule an appointment to discuss your requirements, contact Trinity Vision Center in Walla Walla, Washington at (509) 260-3500.