Safety RX Frames
Glasses are increasingly being used by many people not only as a means of vision correction but also as a fashion accessory, an addition to the image. One of the main points that you should pay attention to when selecting glasses is a suitable frame. It should be not only beautiful but also comfortable, especially if you need to wear glasses all the time. Let’s start with the three main mistakes people do when buying eyeglass frame.
Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Eyeglass Frame
Mistake 1. Desire to save on the glasses
Eyeglasses are not cheap, so often people try to save money on them. If you decide to save anyway, then choose a cheaper frame but not the lenses. If the ophthalmologist prescribes a certain type of lenses, you need to listen to the recommendations and buy these particular glasses. When the doctor prescribes medicines to you, you go to the pharmacy and buy them, don’t you? The situation with eyeglasses is the same.
A variety of materials for frames allows you to find an affordable price category. Today, the manufacturers of frames use metals (aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, titanium-flex) and plastic (basic injection molding plastic, TR90 nylon, handmade acetate). The frames are made of carbon fiber, a material that connects graphite and nylon: they are light, strong, elastic, resistant to deformation. The original solution is a frame made of wood mix and handmade acetates. The material is absolutely natural, the combination of these materials ensures a warm, natural look of the frame.
Mistake 2. Ignoring the consultant’s advice
It is difficult to make a choice among the variety of models of frames and materials. A consultant who is guided in the range of the store will be able to help you. Besides, he or she should check the fit of the rim and adjust it if necessary. It is quite problematic to check it yourself. If you are at a loss with a choice of the material, a good consultant should also ask whether you have no allergies to metal.
Finally, the employee of the store must tell the rules of care for eyeglasses, safety tips which will allow you to keep the glass and frame appearance for a long time.
Safety RX gives a list of these rules (check your consultant!):
- Store glasses in a hard case;
- wipe the lenses with a clean microfiber cloth;
- use professional sprays for cleaning optics;
- do not expose the frame and lenses to chemical exposure (hair spray and other cosmetics);
- protect glasses from salt and bleach (sea salt water and pool water can “whiten” the plastic frame and lenses);
- do not put glasses on the dashboard in the car (especially without a case): glasses do not like high temperatures;
- remove and wear glasses only with both hands.
Mistake 3. Being too obsessed with fashion
There is nothing wrong with standing out of the crowd but the sense of proportion needs to be known. Today, many women prefer large frames that hide half of the face (but in fact, the upper limit of the glasses should pass along the eyebrow line, allowing you to see the upper eyelid). This is not bad, but only if you feel comfortable in such glasses: they should “sit” well, not put pressure on your nose or ears and not interfere with natural facial expressions. And, of course, whatever the fashion, you always need to focus not only on fashion trends but also on your own style of clothing. And do not forget that large and voluminous frames add not only brightness and contrast but also a bit of aggression. Perhaps the best option is classic frame: medium size, discreet color, no bright prints or flashy details.
Tips on choosing eyeglass frames
When choosing a sunglass frame, one has to pay attention not only to the design but also to the shape of the future lenses, the size of the light openings, the material and many other nuances.
Safety RX will give you some tips to help you navigate.
- If you have a large “minus” (at least -4), then corrective lenses should be thick along the edges and thin in the center. This means that the lenses at the edges must be “masked”: they will look most neat in plastic frames with wide ear hook;
- If you have strong farsightedness (at least +4), then the lens will be thin at the edges and thick in the center. The rounded frame is best suitable in this case;
- “Invisible” frames with lens mount on screws are not recommended for diopters over +/- 4. In the case of models with “plus”, the risk of a bias increases due to the thinness of the lens at the edges. For “minus” glasses, due to the large thickness of the frame line, the screws are also not used – the fastener length may simply not be enough;
- The frames on the fishing line are not suitable for lenses with small diopters (+/- 0.25; 0.5; 0.75).
All these are general rules that are not a “sentence” – sometimes you can do it differently if you really want to. In any case, you need to consult with a specialist on the example of a specific frame that you liked.
Before making glasses, it is always recommended to make a frame marking in optics – to determine the center of the lenses, that is, where the lens falls into the pupil.
This is especially important if you choose a frame of unusual design. Without marking, the center can shift and you just won’t be able to wear glasses – you can even feel dizziness and nausea.
The main thing is trying on!
It is necessary to try on a medical frame, and you must remember that the frame becomes heavier after installing the lens. During the trying on, you should turn your head, tilt it forward sideways, checking that the frame does not fall off, or if the temples are too tight.
Temples should be almost parallel. If the frame is small, they will disperse to the sides and put pressure on the face; if it is large, the gap between the arms and the skin will be too large.
The top line of the eyeglass frame should cover no more than a third of the brow or leave it open.
A pad bridge will determine how reliably the glasses will be fixed on the face. The screw-type pad bridges with silicone “pads” can be adjusted: pushed open for a nose with a wide nose bridge, tilted for easy attachment on an Asian-type face, etc.
A few words about the design
The shape of the frame can emphasize or, conversely, hide some special features of the face. It is recommended to select the frame contrasting to the shape of the face, that is, for example, people with round faces should select square and angular frames, people with square faces – rounded. If a round frame is put on a round face, it will appear even rounder and larger. A face with prominent cheekbones or clear chin lines will look stiff if a person wears the frame with sharp corners, chopped edges, and a rectangular shape. But sometimes this is exactly the effect that the buyer desires to get. Most of all, the owners of the oval face are lucky – almost all types of glasses suit them.
Below you can see recommendations on the choice of sunglasses, but they are also relevant for frames:
As for the colors, everything is also individual here. If you are blond with blue eyes, the black frame will look very bright and catchy – but sometimes it is necessary to “place accents” in the image. Tortoiseshell, burgundy and translucent glasses will look more harmonious on a fair-skinned and fair-haired person. People with dark hair, bright eyes and skin can choose “rich” shades – black, red, blue, etc. Check out the assortment of Texas State Optical, an online store: https://tso.com.
In any case, all these recommendations regarding the nuances of design are conditional. When choosing a frame you need, first of all, consider your preferences and habits in clothes.