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4 Tips For Buying Your Next Pair Of Glasses

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Ready to buy some new glasses? It isn’t just the style and frames that you should be focusing on, even though there are many to choose from. 

Keep reading to learn some helpful tips to keep in mind when deciding on your new pair of glasses.

Is Your Prescription Up To Date?

If it’s been more than a year since you had your eyes checked, you should schedule an appointment before getting new glasses. An up-to-date prescription will ensure a better fit, and you’ll be able to get the most out of your new glasses.

Do You Need A Spare Pair?

If you need an extra pair of glasses it is an excellent thing to consider before you start looking at new glasses. Do you want a fun, flirty pair to wear on special occasions or when the mood strikes you?

Or maybe you need an extra pair with a more sturdy design for when you’re active. You may even find it hard to settle on just one pair when you start looking at all the different frame choices.

Deciding ahead of time to purchase more than one and what types you are looking for will help you narrow down your choices. And give you less anxiety when it comes to picking them out. 

Make Sure They Fit Properly

Before you get your new glasses, your eyes and head will get measured to ensure the glasses fit correctly. But have you considered that your glasses can also serve to accentuate your facial features and your personality?

The shape of your face plays an essential role in which frames will look best on you. If you’re not sure what shape your face is, pull your hair away from your face while looking directly into a mirror. 

Now that you have an idea what shape your face is, check out which frames may look best on you.

Oval Face

An oval-shaped face is long, not wide, with a rounded forehead and jaw. If you have an oval-shaped face, consider wearing wide frames that have bold shapes or colors.

Heart Face

Heart-shaped faces have a prominent forehead, high cheekbones, and a narrow chin. Circular or geometric frames help to balance these features.

Square Face

If you have a square-shaped face, you have a strong jaw and a broad forehead. By wearing narrow circular frames, you help draw attention to your eyes and away from the shape of your face.

Round Face

Round-shaped faces appear curved with no angles. Wear rectangular frames in bold colors to help balance out your features.

Triangle Face

If you have a narrow forehead, wide cheekbones, and chin, try wearing frames with many details near your brows. These features help add width to the top part of your face. Cats-eye rims look good on triangular-shaped faces.

Diamond Face

When you have a diamond-shaped face, your forehead and jawline appear narrow with high cheekbones. If this describes you, then wear frames that have distinctive brow lines. Some shapes that work include ovals and cat-eye styles to highlight your eyes and soften your cheekbones.

How Much Do You Want To Spend?

Before you buy new glasses, determine how much your insurance will cover. It’s essential to decide how much you are planning on spending before you start looking at glasses. Knowing your budget ahead of time can help the process go smoothly.

Ready to find a pair or two of new glasses that accentuate your facial features and personality? Schedule a consultation at Vision Care of Maine in Bangor, ME! We have all the styles and brands you know and love!

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