Choosing the right eyeglasses can be quite daunting especially if it is your first time wearing them. Just thinking about it can be quite overwhelming as there are so many things to consider, from how they will complement the shape of your face, to whether they’ll be the right ones for the job and other things depending on your lifestyle. So, to help you with this task, here are three ways to help you pick the right eyeglasses.
1. The Fashionable Way
One of the reasons why people do not want to wear eyeglasses is because they think it’s not fashionable or glasses will go against their outfit, the shape of their face or their hair color. This is not really true. Wearing eyeglasses can be the same as wearing sunglasses. They are practically the same, right? The main thing, really, is to choose the right eyeglasses that will complement your style, shape of your face, and eye and hair color. So how do you do this?
The first thing is take advantage of the latest technology in eyeglasses. Ask your eye doctor about high index lenses. These are thinner and lighter so if you are worried about looking fashionable, these are the ones for you. They look more natural, like a pair of sunglasses, because they are thinner.
Second, remember that the frames are your friend, so be sure to choose them carefully. Contrast is the first thing to look for because the right contrast gives an attractive look. For example, if you have a round face, square frames will flatter your round face. When it comes to the color, dark frames draw attention away from large or unusual features, such as moles or a double chin. You can also use the color of the frames to highlight the color of your eyes and hair. Lastly, cat eye frames lift your face up so before having that face lift, try this frame first.
2. The Functional Way
When it comes to functionality, the colors of the lenses are what you need to pay attention to. Green lenses make color brighter. Amber colored lenses have better contrasts. You can find green and amber lenses that you can clip onto your prescription lenses. Photochromic lenses are for indoors and outdoors. The lenses change color to a darker shade under sunlight. They also offer UV protection.
3. The Affordable Way
When it comes to the cost of eyeglasses there are expensive pairs and there are cheaper pairs. The best way to find affordable but quality eyeglasses is to first see if prescription glasses are covered by your insurance. This can cut the cost of your eyeglasses in half. Second, ask your eye doctor. They usually have a collection of quality but affordable eyeglasses as compared to expensive shops. Better yet, check with the doctor to see if you are a candidate for LASIK and skip using eyeglasses altogether.
If you want to know more about prescription glasses, you can visit Sugarland Eye & Laser Center, the leading LASIK or laser eye surgery center in Houston.
Sugarland Eye & Laser Center leads in providing premium LASIK technologies to Houston, Sugar Land, and the surrounding region. The Center’s award-winning medical director introduced revolutionary technologies such as iLASIK to the region. This technology is used by NASA astronauts, Navy SEALS and Air Force fighter pilots. At Sugarland Eye & Laser Center, you can now receive the same treatment. For more information, please call (281) 240-0478 or visit us at www.houston-lasik.com.
About the Author
Amjad Khokhar, M.D. is Chief LASIK Surgeon at Sugarland Eye & Laser Center. Add Dr. Khokhar on Google+ here.