If you wear prescription eyewear, then you realize that glasses are like the most often worn piece of clothing or accessories. You need them and they are always there. So you might as well make sure that you look good in them and that they properly do their job. Here are a few tips to help you get the best glasses possible.
Get the right prescription
Go to a qualified ophthalmologist or other eyecare professional. It is best to get recommendations from friends, check with state licensing boards, or read reviews online. The best doctors will stand out from the crowd and will garner great reviews from patients.
Know your pupil distance
If you want your glasses to fit your face and fit your eyes, know your pupil distance. Not every pair of glasses fits every person. If glasses are too big or small for you, the sweet spot of the lens, for perfect vision won’t line up with your pupils and your vision will suffer. Each pair of glasses should have a pupil distance range, measured in centimeters, which will tell you if it is a good fit for you. An eye doctor can measure this with tools, or you can simply look into a mirror, while holding a ruler. Line the zero line up with the center of one of your pupils and take the measurement from the ruler at the center of your other pupil.
One way to make sure that you are getting a good quality pair of glasses is to get a name brand, which has been around for years, like Ray-Ban or Oakley. Make sure that you aren’t getting fakes by buying directly from the maker or an authorized dealer.
Do comparative pricing checks. You may want to get your eyes checked by a doctor and then buy online to save money. The online eyewear company Zenni has great prices. You can get several pairs there for the price of one pair from an eyewear chain store. You can even upload a photo of your face to virtually try on glasses to see how they will look on your face.