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Choosing Between Glasses

Glasses, sometimes called spectacles or optical glasses, are vision devices, usually consisting of hard clear lenses or plastic lenses mounted over a flat, hard frame that holds them above a person’s eyes, usually using a bridge over the eyes and hinged at the temple. The most common kinds of glasses are bifocals (two different kinds), trifocals (four different kinds), and today just binoculars (one kind). While eyeglasses have evolved from their earliest designs, making people see things better and easier, many people experience some difficulties when it comes to buying a pair of glasses or how to properly care for and maintain them. Because many vision professionals recommend a change every few years or so, the wide selection of styles can be confusing to many consumers. Here are some pointers to help you find the perfect pair of glasses.


When it comes to glasses, there are many different types, sizes, colors, and brands available on the market today, making the decision of what frames to purchase very difficult for many people. Although, as most doctors will tell you, your shape and size are most important factors in determining the size and shape of your glasses, there are some rather obvious factors that should influence your choices as well. One of these factors is the size of your nasal passages. The shape of your nasal passages will determine the size of your frames, as well as whether or not you will be able to wear prescription lenses in your correct order, which can make a big difference. Another consideration to make is the length of your eyelashes, as well as the shape of your eyes themselves, which will effect the prescription and shape of your glasses.

To get started on the right foot, you will need to select the appropriate frame. For example, if your nose is long and narrow, you will not want to select a pair of glasses that have large rims, as this would tend to make your face look wider than it really is. Also, you will not want to select a set of frames with small rims, because they will make your face appear shorter. On the other hand, if your nose is short and round, you will probably want to choose a set of frames with large rims, as this will elongate your face.


Next, you will need to take into consideration the shape of your face, as this will affect the type of glasses that work best for you. You will notice that there are three basic shapes of people, and these are round, square, and oval. Each of these shapes has its own particular profile of eye areas that it tends to work best with. For example, people that have round eyes tend to go for glasses that have large temples and small amounts of anti-glare.

An important factor that you will want to consider before choosing a pair of glasses is the amount of anti-glare or corrective lenses that you will purchase. If you wear contact lenses, then this will also have an effect on which frames work best. Most manufacturers recommend that you wear no less than a pair of corrective lenses each day. However, if you wear glasses, then corrective lenses may be required, and in this case, glasses will have to be purchased along with a pair of non-corrective lenses. This is why it is very important that you have a pair of glasses and a pair of corrective lenses that work together; it is best to get the most out of both.


The next thing that you should think about is the shape of your eyes as well. People that have large temples and thinning iris will want to choose frames that have large lenses, while those that have thinner and more square shaped eyes will want to get smaller ones. Also, people that have oval shaped eyes will benefit from round glasses. The size of the frames should also have an impact on your choice, as small frames tend to be ideal for people with larger frames. Remember to try on a pair of glasses at a shop before purchasing them.

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