Focus of the Month: January: Picking out the right pair of glasses
So you have just come out of your yearly eye exam and your prescription has changed. You may be excited at the idea of updating your glasses or you may feel overwhelmed or a little bit of both! That is where we come in; we are here to point you in the right direction. When is comes to picking out your new glasses there is a lot that goes into the process. The key first and foremost is your prescription. Some prescriptions are so slight that a wire bottom frame (grooved rimless) simply won't work, while others are a bit more complicated that a rimless frame won't work. We are here to help you navigate the process so you leave the office feeling good about your decision.
The next big thing when picking out glasses is the fit. When fitting a patient with glasses we look at temple length and the width of the frame. We look to ensure the frame is not too small to where it will press against your temples causing headaches. The temples we look to ensure they are not too short or too long so they don't fall off when wearing them. Last is the nose pads. This is simply adjusting the nose pads to ensure they sit on your nose comfortably as to not cause pain. We like to say if the frame doesn't feel right now they never will and maybe we need to look at other options. If the frame is not the right size we can always order it in another size to ensure the proper fit prior to ordering. We know that your glasses reflect your style and are an investment in not just your vision but in you as well!