You may have lived with or around people who have needed glasses your whole life and not really thought about it. That is, of course, until you actually need them yourselves. There is a lot more to prescription glasses than you might think. If you want to get the right frame and lenses for yourself, you will need to be well informed. Here are many of the things that you should be aware of:


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Choosing the Right Material for You

There are actually a lot of materials to choose from. More often than not, however, people will narrow down their choices to either plastic or metal. Now, there are advantages and disadvantages to both these frames. However, you need to decide which one is best for your situation. For instance, do you live a rather inactive light and are looking for something that is comfortable and lightweight? If so, plastic frames will serve you well. They also tend to be quite affordable but aren’t very strong. On the other hand, if you are always moving about, perhaps even playing sports, you will that the metal frames are better suited to your lifestyle. While these are durable, then can be a bit pricey and heavy.

Getting the Best Lenses for You

With lenses, it is more than just deciding on the material. You also need to think about how to make them most comfortable for you. Much like with your frames, the lighter and thinner your lenses are, the easier they are to wear. They also look better too. This can be quite important in the context of higher prescriptions where the glass can be quite thick. To opt for something thinner, consider a higher lens index.

Now, most people use single vision designs. There is only one power utilised for each lens. These help people who are either nearsighted or farsighted. However, in certain cases such as presbyopia which is caused by aging, this may not be enough. This is because these individuals require different powers so that they can see things both close by and far away. Here, you will require multifocal lenses to consistently see more clearly.

Get the Right Size

What many people don’t consider is the size of the frames that they are getting. This is why sometimes, they may appear to be too big or too small. What you really need to think about is the size of your eyes. The smaller your eyes, the smaller the frame can be. However, with big eyes, you need larger frames so that your eyes will be properly covered.

Keep it Classic

It can be tempting to choose a frame that is popular right now. However, if you are looking to spend as little money as possible, try to go with something classic instead. This way, your glasses won’t go out of style and you won’t have to keep changing them according to the trend.


As you can see, choosing the right pair is important for your comfort and self-confidence. So, always be absolutely certain about the pair that you are picking out for yourself.