Eyeglasses have become less about improving your vision but a staple to elevate your style. With a great range of frames and lenses to choose from, the thought of choosing your ideal perfect pair of eyewear becomes overwhelming. There is an abundant amount of eyewear brands that offer not only creative intrinsic eyewear pieces differing in shapes, colours and sizes but you also may notice the types of lenses being offered also vary and the material of the frames has expanded to a collective amount to choose from. But it always comes down to personal style, some may aim at minimalism and casual while other individuals are seeking bold and unique, whatever the frame style you are looking for, Louie Eyecare offers an extensive amount of frame collections from renowned eye brands.
First and foremost, book an eye exam! The best way to begin your eyeglasses search is obviously to have your eyes checked. That way you will have an up-to-date prescription and correct measurements to have a better understanding of what kind of lenses you should be aiming for. At Louie Eyecare, we are unique in that our Optometrist will be able to provide guidance on best frame shapes as well as our expert Opticians.
Face space plays an intentional role in choosing the ideal pair of glasses. Different frames complement different face shapes. Try to identify your face shape (oval, round, square etc) and from there you can look for frames that enhance your facial features. Oval and round face shapes would more suit them rectangular or square-shaped glasses. While square face shapes would suit them with round, browline, or cat eye frames.
Analyze the frame size you desire for your comfort and aesthetic. The frames should be wide enough for your eyes to gaze through. Also, the bridge of the frame should be comfortably placed on your nose without it pinching your nose and not sitting low, you want them to have a snug fit not too loose and not too tight. The temple arms should also have a good fix around your head without pressing harshly on your temples or not being placed correctly around your ears.
The lens that you need
Depending on your vision requirements and lifestyle, it is best to consult an optometrist on certain lens options, but these are an array of lenses that you may take into consideration.
- Photochromic lenses: darken when in contact with UV rays and change back to clear when indoors. They function both as sunglasses and normal vision glasses.
- Bluelight Blocking lens: is designed for digital screen time, such as phones, computers and tablets, the culprits of eye fatigue. The blue light lens helps in easing eye strain and fatigue. It is a great option if you spend a lot of your time in front of a digital screen.
- Water-Repellent Coating: allows water to roll off the lens without any streaks or smudges, it can also repel oil and dirt, keeping the lenses clearer for longer.
Consider the lifestyle you live to consider what glasses work for you. Your work environment may be drastically different from your day to day or hobby environment, and sometimes these require different lens to function best. These can include Computer specific progressives, Full progressives, Bifocals or Trifocals or even single vision lenses focused for a specific distance. For example an Engineer or Lawyer with 3 computer screens may have very different work requirements than an Electrician or Firefighter.
Framestyle and colour
Let us help you decide the type of frames you want. There are so many options, from colour, material, and patterns. Because we know the industry and meet with frame reps so often we know what is very contemporary and on trend vs what is classic and beautiful. If you are wanting day to day glasses, sometimes it works best to choose classic frames that would fit your everyday style. If you are looking for a second pair or computer glasses, you might aim for something with a pop of colour or a bold style to stand out.
You may select the ideal pair of eyeglasses that not only improve your eyesight but also express your unique personality by taking into account things like your face shape, frame size, lens options, lifestyle, and personal style. Remember to get advice from your eye care provider and consider a range of options to choose eyeglasses that enhance your appearance and persona.