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A Guide to Finding the Perfect Pair of Eyeglasses

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When it comes to finding the perfect pair of glasses, the lenses recommended by your optometrist are key– determined through a thorough eye exam. These lenses play a vital role in shaping your overall vision, comfort, appearance, and safety. Navigating the multitude of eyeglass lens materials and designs, along with selecting the right frames, can be overwhelming. Fear not—our professional eyecare team at Family Focus Eyecare is here to guide you through the extensive choices for both lenses and frames, ensuring you discover the ideal combination for YOUR perfect pair of glasses!

Whether you’re correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or dealing with presbyopia, it’s crucial to consider key factors that will ensure you buy the right pair of glasses. Our expert team will provide personalized recommendations based on your specific vision needs, lifestyle, and preferences, ensuring that your glasses not only enhance your vision but also complement your style. 

The primary function of eyeglasses is to enhance your vision, so it’s crucial to choose lenses that address your specific visual needs. 

  • Nearsightedness:
    • Concave lenses are used to diverge incoming light, bringing distant objects into focus.
  • Farsightedness:
    • Convex lenses are employed to converge light, improving close-up vision for those with farsightedness.
  • Astigmatism:
    • Caused by an irregular cornea or lens shape.
    • Corrected with cylindrical lenses.
  • Presbyopia:
    • Multifocal lenses are necessary.
    • Progressive lenses seamlessly integrate different prescriptions into one lens.
    • Offers a smooth transition between near and far vision.

Comfort is key when it comes to eyeglasses! Consider factors such as lens material, thickness, and weight. 

  • High-index lenses:
    • Ideal for high prescriptions.
    • Thinner and lighter compared to traditional lenses.
  • Anti-reflective coatings:
    • Reduce glare.
    • Enhance visual comfort, particularly during night driving or extended screen use.
  • Photochromic lenses:
    • Adapt to changing light conditions.
    • Eliminate the need for separate prescription sunglasses.
    • Provide convenience for varying environments.

Protecting your eyes is of utmost importance. Polycarbonate and Trivex lenses are impact-resistant materials that provide an extra layer of safety, making them ideal for sports and other high-risk activities. Additionally, consider adding a scratch-resistant coating to enhance the durability of your lenses, ensuring clear vision for the long haul.

Find the perfect balance between functionality and fashion! 

Understanding your face shape serves as the foundation for selecting frames that enhance your natural beauty.

  • Round Face: Angular frames with sharp edges add definition. Rectangular or square frames work well, as they contrast with the curves of a round face.
  • Oval Face: Lucky you! Oval faces can pull off a wide variety of frame shapes. Experiment with different styles, from aviators to cat-eye frames.
  • Square Face: Round or oval frames soften the angular features of a square face. Rimless or semi-rimless frames can also add a touch of elegance.
  • Heart Face: Frames with wide bottoms, like aviators or cat-eye shapes, balance the narrower chin of a heart-shaped face.

Complimentary Frames to Match Your Skin Tone

Reflect on the colors you naturally gravitate towards in your wardrobe – the same principle applies to choosing frames for your glasses. Once you identify the colors that complement your skin, picking frames becomes effortless. Moreover, let your personal style shine through the color of your frames. 

For those with a cool-toned complexion, consider opting for shades like black, gray, and blue. If your skin tone leans towards warmth, embrace colors such as tan, pink, and red. When mastering the art of selecting frames, aligning with your skin tone simplifies the process.

Understanding the interplay between your skin tone and colors not only makes frame selection easy but also ensures you find the perfect frames that resonate with your personality!

Choose Your Frames Based on Your Lifestyle

Consider your lifestyle: Are kayaking and hiking regular activities for you? Do you find yourself in constant pursuit of your energetic two young kids?

If your life is always on the move, prioritize durable frames that can withstand the hustle and bustle. Eyeglass frame materials well-suited for active lifestyles include:

  • Flexon: A lightweight, flexible metal.
  • Nylon: Known for its strength and lightweight properties.
  • Titanium: Praised for its combination of lightness, durability, and strength.
  • Lens Coatings for Enhanced Comfort:
    • Anti-Reflective Coating: Reduces glare and reflections, improving clarity and reducing eye strain.
    • Blue Light Blocking: Filters out harmful blue light emitted by digital screens, reducing eye fatigue and potential damage.
    • Scratch-Resistant Coating: Protects lenses from scratches, ensuring longevity and maintaining optical clarity.

Know Your Vision: Have an Eye Exam 

  • Single Vision: Suitable for those who need correction for only one field of vision—either distance or reading.
  • Bifocals: Combining two prescriptions in one lens, bifocals are ideal for individuals with both near and farsightedness.
  • Progressive Lenses: A seamless progression from distance to intermediate to reading vision, eliminating the visible lines seen in bifocals.
  • Photochromic Lenses: These lenses adapt to changing light conditions, becoming darker in bright sunlight and lighter indoors.

Try Before You Buy: In-store Trails 

The benefit to buying glasses from a local optometrist is that you have the ability to work with a professional that can help you choose from a variety of different brands and frames, allowing you to assess not only the aesthetics but also the comfort and fit of the frames.

At Family Focus Eyecare, we prioritize your family’s vision needs with a curated selection of eyecare brands. Our commitment extends to every member of your family, including children with specific visual requirements such as nearsightedness or astigmatism. Whether you’re seeking custom lenses for enhanced night vision or everyday-use, we have you covered. From fully customized frames and lenses, here’s just a few of the brands we carry: 

  • Carrera: Merge Style with Performance
    • Known for: Sporty designs and innovative technology.
    • Recommended for: Individuals with an active lifestyle seeking a blend of style and functionality.
  • Costa: Explore the World with Clarity
    • Known for: High-quality lenses optimized for outdoor activities.
    • Recommended for: Outdoor enthusiasts looking for precision optics.
  • Cote D’Azur: Elegance Redefined
    • Known for: Classic and sophisticated frames.
    • Recommended for: Those who appreciate timeless elegance and refined aesthetics.
  • db4k: Fashionable Eyewear for the Little Ones
    • Known for: Trendy designs specifically crafted for children.
    • Recommended for: Parents looking for durable and stylish eyewear for their kids.

  • Dilem: Customize Your Style
    • Known for: Interchangeable temple designs for a personalized touch.
    • Recommended for: Fashion-forward individuals who enjoy changing up their look.

  • Erkers: Heritage in Eyewear Excellence
    • Known for: Time-tested craftsmanship and stylish designs.
    • Recommended for: Individuals seeking a touch of heritage in their eyewear.

  • Essilor: Precision in Vision Correction
    • Known for: Cutting-edge lens technology and innovation.
    • Recommended for: Those prioritizing top-notch vision correction and clarity.

  • Exalto: Sophistication for Men
    • Known for: Masculine and elegant eyewear designs.
    • Recommended for: Men who appreciate refined and distinctive style.

  • NW 77th: Contemporary Elegance
    • Known for: Modern and fashionable frames.
    • Recommended for: Individuals who appreciate contemporary and trendsetting designs.

  • Oakley: Performance Meets Style
    • Known for: Sporty and innovative designs with high-performance lenses.
    • Recommended for: Athletes and those who prioritize cutting-edge eyewear technology.
  • Oxibis: European Flair in Eyewear
    • Known for: French-inspired eyewear with a focus on design.
    • Recommended for: Fashion-conscious individuals who appreciate European aesthetics.

  • Prodesign Denmark: Scandinavian Simplicity
    • Known for: Minimalistic and functional Scandinavian designs.
    • Recommended for: Individuals who appreciate clean lines and simplicity.
  • Ray-Ban: Timeless Iconic Style
    • Known for: Classic and iconic eyewear designs.
    • Recommended for: Those who value timeless fashion statements.

  • Scott Harris: Fusion of Style and Comfort
    • Known for: Comfortable designs without compromising on style.
    • Recommended for: Those seeking eyewear that seamlessly combines fashion and comfort.

  • Tomato Glasses: Comfort and Style for Kids
    • Known for: Flexible and comfortable frames for children.
    • Recommended for: Parents seeking durable, safe, and stylish eyewear for their little ones.
  • Tom Davies: Bespoke Eyewear for the Discerning Individual
    • Known for: Customized eyewear crafted with precision.
    • Recommended for: Those seeking a truly unique and personalized eyewear experience.
  • Tom Ford: Luxury Redefined
    • Known for: High-end, luxurious eyewear.
    • Recommended for: Fashion enthusiasts who appreciate premium craftsmanship.

  • Wiley X: Eyewear for the Adventurous
    • Known for: Tactical and durable eyewear designs.
    • Recommended for: Outdoor enthusiasts and those in demanding environments.

At Family Focus Eyecare, we are committed to helping you make informed decisions about your eyewear, ensuring optimal clarity, comfort, and satisfaction.

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