Nearsightedness - guy squinting to see computerHow To Choose the Right Eyewear for Your Style

How to choose: When it comes to choosing lenses and frames, you have hundreds of options. Even if you had time to try on every pair in the store, it would still be an overwhelming choice. By narrowing down your options before your come into our Tulsa store, you can save time and frustration. Here are some tips to keep in mind.

Tips for Choosing Frames

Your frame choice might be limited by your prescription. You may need a slightly larger frame than you’re used to if you need progressive lenses. If you have a strong prescription with thicker lenses, you may need to choose a smaller frame to reduce the curve around the edges. Consider choosing anti-reflective coating lenses to showcase your beautiful eyes by reducing reflection.

These four basic tips will help you choose frames that flatter your face:

  • Contrast the frame shape with your face shape. If you have a round face, choose a square or rectangle pair of frames. For a heart-shaped face, choose rounded frames that are wider at the bottom.
  • Fit the frame size to the scale of your face.
  • The color of your frames should complement your natural coloring. For cool colored complexion, go with frame hues that are black, silver, plum, magenta, pink, jade and blue. If your skin has warm undertones, look for copper, peach, orange, red, off-white and khaki colored frames.
  • Let your eyewear reflect your personality. Don’t be afraid to have fun and choose more than one pair.

Although you may love a pair of frames, trust your optician. No matter how great a pair of glasses looks on you, if the fit isn’t correct, you will not be comfortable.

Choosing Lenses

Well Fitting GlassesWhen it comes to choosing the lenses best suited for your eyes, you should trust your optician even more. Today, there’s a wide range of materials to match your lifestyle and vision needs. You should consider how you use your eyewear and where. Tulsa’s eyeglass store.

  • Lens material – Very few lenses today are made of glass. You have more options than ever before. A high-index plastic is thin material designed for stronger prescriptions. Polycarbonate lenses are shatterproof and made for active adults and kids. We can recommend which material would be best for your prescription strength and lifestyle.
  • Lens options – Single vision lenses correct nearsightedness or farsightedness, but not both. Single vision glasses also include reading lenses for people with presbyopia. Bifocals are the glasses that can correct both distance and up-close work. Progressive lenses are an advanced technology that ensures good sight at any range.
  • Lens treatment options – These enhancements to your lenses are optional, but they can really improve the performance of your eyewear.
  1. Anti-reflective – eliminates glare
  2. Photochromic – changes the lens to shade and protect eyes when exposed to UV rays
  3. Polarized – reduces glare while driving
  4. Scratch-resistant – prevents the lenses from getting scratched
  5. UV protection – blocks UV rays

Consider More Than One Pair

If you sit at a computer all day, you may want to ask about special lenses for your workstation. For driving, you may want to get a second pair of eyeglasses that are polarized. If you play rough sports, a pair of sports eyewear will protect your eyes more effectively than your regular glasses.

Discuss your needs with our team and let us help you find the perfect set of frames and lenses.

Considerations In Choosing Which Pair Is Right For You

Phoropter1. How many and what kind of glasses do you need to fit your lifestyle? Make sure to select proper size, shape, color, bridge width and temple length when selecting frames. A proper fit is almost more important than how the frames look.

2. Trust your optician. George is a professional and experienced optician. He will help make the right selection in accordance to factors such as RX strength, lense type, budget, face shape, hair style and many other key factors.

3.Do you play sports? Use polycarbonate and/or Trivex in safety and sports eyewear or when one eye has little or no vision.

4. Anti-Reflection treatments have three main benefits for eyewear users.

  • Light transmission through the lenses increases 9% to 18% depending on material.
  • Huge reduction in annoying and dangerous “ghost images”.
  • Safer nighttime driving and better appearance due to both a and b.

Also remember, not all anti-reflection coats are the same, especially when considering durability.

5. Great vision is essential to safer driving. The most important second pair is the POLARIZED SUNGLASS. ONLY polarized sun lenses are able to block blinding, reflective glare that comes from car hoods and windshields etc. With Transitions [lenses that darken in sunlight] you get good light control but they will not darken behind the wheel of a car. Get a pair of polarized sunglasses and if you want the best, we recommend Plano or RX MAUI JIM sunglasses.

6. For folks that sit in front of keyboards and computers all day long and are suffering from CVS [computer vision syndrome] we have lenses specially designed to let you see your keyboard from the bottom of the lenses, the computer from the center and 10-13 feet around the room from the top of the lenses. These are NOT for driving or distance but are left at the workstation. Eye brands>