You have been prescribed to get a pair of glasses and now you need to make that purchase. If this is your first time wearing glasses, you may be a little uncertain as to what the process will be all about, and you may be a little nervous. Someone has told you that you can get eye glasses online, and you are considering that as an option. So, let’s discuss buying glasses online.
If you want to get an idea of what types of frames are in style now, checking out websites is a good idea. They give you hints as to how to choose a frame to suit your face shape. They will tell you whether you should pick out “warm” or “cool” colors based on your skin type. No doubt, wearing glasses will highlight your eyes, so you will want to be sure you pick out a pair that will look best on you. Doing some online searching will help you get these things in mind.
However, when it comes to actually purchasing your glasses, it is strongly recommended that you go to the optometrist that has prescribed the glasses, or go where they have recommended. There are reasons for this. Your glasses need to be fitted to your eyes. You must have calculations taken so that the center of your eye is in the correct place in the center of the glasses.
Otherwise, vision could be unbalanced, blurred, etc., and the purpose of the glasses would be defeated by wearing ill-fitting lenses. For this reason, glasses purchased in drug stores or other retail locations are really not recommended because they do not properly fit the curvature of your eyes. We need to be able to trust the specialists on something so important.
It is a great idea to go along with a friend to assist you in picking out frames. Select someone you trust who has good fashion sense. This can be especially important at the optometrists if you are expected to choose frames after an eye exam. Often after an eye exam you will not be able to see well because of the eye drops. It can be very difficult to even read the price tags, much less choose your frames. You may need a ride home anyway, so why not bring along a fashion-conscious friend to help you select your great new look.
Also, we need to trust the specialists when it comes to choosing the right frames for you. For example, you might like rimless glasses with no frame around the lens. However, if you have a strong prescription, you will need that frame to support the weight of your glasses. Some of the smaller frames just may not work for your prescription because you need a wider range of vision, so will need a larger frame to provide that. Only an in person specialist can help you with these decisions.