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9 Most Important Things to Consider When Buying New Glasses

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If you have recently been prescribed glasses or have had some for a long-time but want a new pair, then there are a lot of things that you need to consider. Many people dislike having to wear glasses, but as long as the right pair is selected, they can accentuate one’s appearance and even add an air of intelligence.

Remember, despite what your optician says you don’t have to buy a pair from them. Opticians are able to fit lenses in any frame, so if you want to buy your glasses elsewhere, you can.

This article will tell you the nine most important things that you should consider when buying new glasses:

Lenses

If you use computers a lot, then it might be worth asking your optician to add blue light lenses to your glasses. Alternatively, a cheaper option is to buy blue light filter glasses from a company that specialises in them. You can then use these glasses exclusively when you are operating a computer or using a mobile device, meaning that you don’t have to have any filters put in your main prescription glasses. The company from whom you buy your blue light glasses may be able to add a prescription to them so that you can still see and can use them as ordinary glasses if you want to.

Face Shape

Something that you definitely need to consider if you want to make sure that the glasses you buy suit you, is your face shape. Lots of people buy glasses that, unfortunately for them, don’t suit the shape of their face. Thankfully, many manufacturers and spectacle retailers have virtual reality booths on their websites, where you can try on glasses using your front-facing camera. Make sure to take several pictures of each pair you try from different angles so that you can thoroughly examine them. You should also send the pictures to your loved ones to ask for their opinion.

Skin Colour

The colour of glasses you buy should accentuate your skin colour, so bear this in mind. If you have very pale skin, white or transparent glasses might not suit you. Fortunately for people with darker skin, dark colours suit everybody, regardless of skin tone. If you work in a professional environment, then you should avoid bold colours, because you might annoy your managers or come across as being unprofessional. Appearing unprofessional is never a good look.

Lifestyle

Your lifestyle must also be taken into consideration. If you live a particularly active lifestyle and participate in a lot of exercise and sports, then you should consider buying glasses that have holes in them so that you can attach a string to them and wear them around your neck. If you exercise and move around a lot and don’t have a safety rope fastening your glasses to your neck, then they will likely fall off and get lost. It can be very costly to replace your glasses. You might also want to invest in a second pair if your lifestyle is particularly fast-paced, just in case your glasses do ever get lost or damaged.

Materials

You also need to think about the materials from which your glasses are made. If you are concerned with sustainability, then you should buy glasses that are crafted from recycled or sustainable materials. You should never buy glasses that are made from materials that contribute to the environment’s deterioration and destruction. Fortunately, many manufacturers are now offering their customers glasses that are made from sustainable materials, so it shouldn’t be at all difficult to find a pair. If a manufacturer does say that their glasses are sustainable, do some research on them and their products just to make sure they aren’t telling mistruths.

Manufacturer

On the topic of researching, you also need to research the manufacturer. No matter how good a pair of glasses might look, if it is made by a manufacturer that doesn’t take their customer’s satisfaction seriously, then you should avoid them. Glasses should last you for a very long time – you shouldn’t have to replace them. As has been mentioned already, it can be very expensive having to replace glasses, so you should try to limit the frequency with which you have to do it. The best way of doing this is to buy them from a manufacturer that produces high-quality and durable glasses.

Personality

Your personality also needs to be taken into consideration when you are buying a pair of glasses. As with all items of clothing and accessories, glasses give you an opportunity to showcase your personality As long as you aren’t at work, you can wear glasses that are bright in colour, or eccentric in design. Some people find that buying a basic pair of glasses for work and a more exciting pair for home works well for them. If you are going to do this, then invest more in your home pair than your work pair.

Cost

The cost must also be taken into consideration. The price of raw materials is rising all around the world. For this reason, it is costing the manufacturers of glasses more to produce spectacles. This means that the cost of their products are rising massively. Search carefully online and try to find glasses that are reasonably priced and fall within your budget. You may be able to stagger payments on your glasses using a service like Klarna.

Warranty

Finally, wherever you buy your glasses make sure that you get them with a warranty. A warranty ensures that if your glasses break because they are poorly made, you will be compensated. It’s very common for eyewear manufacturers to offer their products warranties, so this shouldn’t be a problem. If you aren’t sure then you can ask the manufacturer directly if they do offer a warranty, just so that you can confirm you are being offered one before committing to buy them. If you buy them on your credit card and no warranty is offered, you may still also be able to get your money back by contacting your bank.

Buying a pair of glasses is a big decision. If you don’t make that decision carefully then you can unnecessarily cost yourself a lot of money, waste your time, and inconvenience yourself. Glasses are, for many people, an absolute necessity and significantly improve the quality of their lives. For this reason, you need to make sure that you carefully research and find the pair that’s perfect for you.

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