Your Total Guide to Buying Designer Eyeglasses

Are you looking to buy a new pair of eyeglasses? Here are some of the things that should guide you when making this purchase and how our team of Calgary optometrists can help you find the perfect pair.

For many people, purchasing eyeglasses might seem to be an easy task, but the truth is that it’s not as straightforward as you imagine. Eyeglasses are not only an important fashion accessory, they are also important for your comfort and safety. 

Buying eyeglasses from your optometrist rather than online is important because poorly fitting glasses:  

  • Will detract from a professional appearance
  • Can be very uncomfortable to wear
  • May not correct your vision properly
  • May put your safety and vision at risk

Our Calgary Optometrists Can Help You Find the Right Pair of Eyeglasses 

If you are looking for a new pair of eyeglasses, our team of friendly and knowledgeable Calgary optometrists can help ensure you find a pair that is both trendy and functional. Whether you require a comprehensive eye exam, contact lens fitting, or emergency eye care, we can take care of all your needs and ensure you enjoy optimal ocular health. 

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Your Total Guide to Buying Designer Eyeglasses 

The perfect pair of eyeglasses will meet both your aesthetic and functional needs, which is why it’s important to give the process the attention it deserves. Whether you are buying a pair of eyeglasses for the first time, or you are looking for a new pair, here are some things that should guide you through the process: 

1. Your Health and Visual Acuity 

One of the most important things to consider when buying eyeglasses is your health and visual acuity. That’s why it’s key to have an eye exam before purchasing a pair of spectacles. During this test, your optometrist will check your: 

  • Focusing ability: how fast your eyes can focus on objects close or far to you
  • Tracking: The ability of your eyes to track a moving object
  • Acuity: The sharpness of your vision
  • Perceptual skills: Ability to make sense of the things you see

Your choice of eyeglasses will somewhat depend on the outcome of this examination, which is why it’s always helpful to work with an optometrist when finding a frame. 

2. Your Face

Finding a pair of glasses that will compliment your features depends largely on your face shape. Once you understand what your face shape is, you will be able to find a frame shape that will bring a natural balance to your face. 

Here is a general guide: 

  • Square face: You may want to opt for round or oval shaped frames
  • Round face: Rectangular, geometric, or angular frames will make your face look thinner
  • Oval face: This shape fits most frames, however make sure to look for a frame that is as wide as the widest part of your face (the area around the eyes)
  • Heart shaped face: Oval shaped frames, bottom heavy frames, or even winged-out frames that jut out slightly wider than your forehead

Before choosing a pair of eyeglasses, ask yourself what features stand out on your face, and what shape it is, as these will help you find eyeglasses that best compliment your appearance.

3. Your Personality and Lifestyle 

Eyeglasses can help people see the real you, or they can help you build an image that you want. The key is to find the right frames that suit your personality and lifestyle. Here are some choices based on various lifestyles: 

  • Business: For professional use, it’s always best to stick with conservative frame shapes and colours, such as rectangular or square shaped frames in neutral colours.
  • Pleasure or creativity: One way to show your creative or fashionista side is with modern shapes such as geometric designs in bold colours, such as red, blue, or yellow.
  • Eyeglasses for seniors: Opt for shapes that are uplifting for the face, such as a gentle cat eye for women, or upswept rectangles for men. Colours such as gunmetal or burgundy for men and lighter, shinier hues for women can help you look younger.

Remember, everyone can benefit from more than one pair of eyeglasses. Talk to your optometrist about finding frames that can suit your professional life, as well as frames that will show off your fun, creative side during times of leisure. 

Contact Us

To find out more about our wide range of affordable, trendy, and designer eyeglasses, and to learn how our optometrists can help find the perfect pair that will suit your tastes, lifestyle, and needs, contact us at our Crowfoot (403-547-5417), West Springs (403-242-0999) or Creekside (403-516-2292) branches.

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