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6 Easy Tips to Buy the Perfect Pair of Eyeglasses

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Oct 25, 2022

6 Easy Tips to Buy the Perfect Pair of Eyeglasses

Finding the ideal pair of glasses can be difficult, particularly if you don't know what to look for. It's easy to become overwhelmed when there are so many different styles and brands to choose from. But don't be alarmed! We've done the legwork and compiled a list of six tips for finding the ideal pair of glasses.

Measure your PD

The first step in buying glasses is determining your prescription (pupil distance). A ruler and a mirror can be used to accomplish this. First, center the ruler in front of your face against the mirror. Then, while holding one end of the ruler with both hands, examine yourself in the mirror. Move along this line slowly until one pupil is larger than the other—this is your PD!

Now that we know how much space there is between our pupils, let's see what happens when we put on different pairs of glasses.

Look at your face shape.

You may also want to try out different types of frames first so that you can find one that works best with your face shape, style preferences, and budget! When trying on glasses, consider how they make your face appear. Do they help to contour a round face? Do they emphasize your best qualities? Consult a friend or family member if you are unsure.

What is your face's overall shape? Is it a long, oval shape? Round or square? Heart-shaped? Diamond-shaped? After determining your face shape, look up celebrities with similar features. This can help you think about what might look good on you.

Choose the frame material wisely.

It is also important to consider the material of your frames. Metal frames are excellent because they are lightweight and durable, but they are more expensive than plastic or acetate alternatives. Metal may be worth the extra cost if you want something that will last longer and keep its shape better.

  • Plastic frames come in a variety of materials (e.g., polycarbonate), each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages.
  • Acetate: This type of plastic is thinner than other types of lenses, making them ideal for people who wear glasses all day or want something light on their faces during exercise sessions.

Consider color and texture.

When you wear glasses, color and texture can drastically alter your appearance. Consider the color of your frames, as well as any patterns or textures on them (such as metal). Blue lenses, for example, complement light brown eyes and dark hair, whereas greenish hues complement lighter skin tones. Consider how light or dark your hair is—if it's naturally light blonde or dirty blond, a color like black or tortoiseshell will add depth without looking washed out (which can happen if you're not careful).

Do a test drive.

Try on as many different styles, shapes, and sizes as you can to ensure that you'll be happy with your new glasses. You'll be able to see better than before with your new glasses—and if there's one thing we know about our readers, it's that they dislike feeling self-conscious when trying on glasses!

You'll also discover what works best for you—the right fit is critical in minimizing distractions from outside forces such as the sun or rain.


We hope these tips will help you find the perfect pair of glasses for your face. Remember that there is no wrong way to choose a frame, but knowing what type of eye shape and color you have helps narrow down your choices. As always, remember the golden rule: don't buy too big or too small!