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How to Choose a New Pair of Eyeglasses

There are more eyewear options than ever before, so it can be overwhelming to know what to choose. Wise Eyes Optical is here to help make choosing the best eyeglasses as simple as possible!

Understand Your Options

Selecting glasses can be as easy as picking a frame that fits your face and a lens able to accommodate your prescription. However, you can enjoy many additional benefits by investing a bit of time understanding the options available to you. From improved comfort and performance to a style that accentuates your appearance and highlights your personality, we invite you to explore how you can maximize satisfaction with your new glasses.

Measure to Get the Correct Eyeglass Size

If you already own a pair of eyeglasses that fit well, you can take measurements from them and use these to order your new eyewear. We have created a guide to help you take the measurements you need in the comfort of home so you can confidently order eyeglasses online from Wise Eyes Optical. Visit the link below to learn more.

Measuring for Size

Eyewear Fitting Guide

Performance & Appearance Considerations

After you know what frame size you’re looking for, you should choose an appropriate frame for the type of work you do or your activities and hobbies. Will you wear your eyeglasses in a professional or casual setting? Is durable functionality or appearance more important for your intended use? Get an idea of which frame material type, style, and shape will be most comfortable and ideal for this use.

If you have a special vision requirement such as the need for bifocal, trifocal, or progressive lenses, you must select a frame that is wide enough to accommodate your prescription. Wise Eyes Optical can help with this. Please contact us to learn more.

You will probably also want to consider your face shape and complexion to choose the most flattering eyewear, and how you can best reflect your personality so you can feel confident wearing your new glasses.

Frame Types and Styles

Your Face Shape

Your Complexion & Personality

Choose a Frame

After you know what frame size you need and which material type and style you prefer, consider how you typically spend most of your time. For example, if you are an athlete, exercise often, or work a labor-intensive job that involves a lot of movement, you’ll want to choose a well-fitting frame that stays put. Pay special attention to ensure the bridge of the frame will fit your nose well. Those who work in these types of positions should consider a thicker, more durable frame or a titanium option. If you work long hours in an office, a thinner lightweight frame in a stylish design may be more appropriate. For sunglasses, larger frames will provide the most protection for your eyes and the skin around this sensitive area.

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Choosing Lenses

When you’ve found an eyewear frame that you’re happy with, it’s time to select your lenses and complete your eyeglasses order. The best lens type and material for your new glasses will depend on any special prescription needs you may have, as well as any other vision, comfort, and performance considerations. To learn more, visit the links below.

Single Vision Lenses
(Standard prescription includes “+” / “- “)

Reading Lenses
(Prescription includes “ADD” – Bifocal/Trifocal/Progressive)

Bifocal Lenses
(Prescription includes “ADD”)

Trifocal Lenses
(Prescription includes “ADD”)

Progressive Lenses
(Prescription includes “ADD”)

Lightweight & Sports

Polycarbonate
(Thinner lenses with improved impact-resistance)

High-Index
(Thinner lenses for stronger prescriptions)

Astigmatism

Astigmatism
(Prescription includes “Axis”)

Computer & Digital Screen Use

Computer Lenses

Blue Light Blocking Lenses

Sunglasses

Tinted
(Prescription & Non-Prescription Lenses)

Polarized
(Prescription & Non-Prescription Lenses)

Transitional (Darkening) Lenses

Transitions Polychromic Lenses

ZEISS PhotoFusion Polychromic Lenses

Lens Coatings

Anti-Glare Coating

Order Your Eyeglasses

Ready to pick out your new eyeglasses?

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Need Help?

Contact Wise Eyes Optical

Choosing a new pair of glasses should be fun. Are you having difficulty finding what you need? If you have any questions or would like help choosing the best frame, lenses, or placing your order, please contact the friendly professionals at Wise Eyes Optical online and let us know what we can do to assist you, or call us at (717) 242-1915.

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