For many people, it’s that time of year! Time to schedule an appointment for an eye exam and new prescription glasses. Choosing the right frames is essential, as it’s another way of showcasing your style and personality — and you want your unique prescription glasses to match. And that’s where we come in! To help make your search easier, we have the top mistakes to avoid when choosing your next prescription or vintage prescription eyeglasses.
Not Getting an Exam
The first mistake many people make is not scheduling an eye exam and just purchasing the same prescription they’ve been using. Doing this is a mistake since your eyes change over time, which means your prescription can change. An eye exam can be required after a certain age or if you have health conditions like diabetes, which can affect your vision.
Eye exams help you know about vision conditions like retinal disease, cataracts, glaucoma, etc. We don’t want you putting your vision at risk, schedule your eye exam and avoid having the wrong prescription. How do you know if you have the wrong prescription? If you notice the following:
- Blurry vision
- Trouble focusing
- Poor vision when one eye is closed
- Extreme eye strain
- Headache or dizziness
- Unexplained nausea
Choosing the Wrong Frame
Now it’s time to choose your frames — we know you want something unique, yet stylish. Where most get it wrong is concentrating on the color and design and not practicality. Consider the following when choosing your frame:
- Prescription: High prescriptions need a smaller frame since the large frame can cause the lens to be thick and heavy.
- Frame Size: While large frames are trending, they can be heavy, and not all prescriptions can go in large frames. Be sure to find out if the frames you want to fit your prescription before making the purchase.
- Frame Weight: Over time, heavy frames will become uncomfortable. Consider this, especially if you wear your glasses all day.
- Nose Pads: Frames with nose pads allow it to fit away from the face for more flexibility and when adjustments are needed. While not having nose pads is more comfortable, the frames will touch the eyelashes and cheeks.
Choosing the Wrong Lenses
As mentioned above, you need to consider the right vintage prescription eyeglasses. Quality lenses allow for a crisp and clear vision that keeps you comfortable. When choosing your lenses, consider the following:
- Lens Design: How well you’re able to see through the lens.
- Index: How efficiently the material bends light.
- Coatings: This includes a blue light filter, anti-reflective coating, scratch resistance, etc.
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Have questions or need assistance buying your next pair of unique prescription glasses? Be sure to reach out to us with additional questions, and we’ll make sure you find the prescription glasses that are right for you!
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