How should your glasses fit?

These do look good!

Have you ever been on a road trip and realized that you needed a pair of sunglasses after leaving home? Looking for a quick fix, we’ve all gone to the dusty carousel of forgotten shades at the back of the convenience store or gas station, and chosen the least heinous pair just to get us through in a pinch, which is ironic, as these cheap sunglasses invariably pinch, bind, or just sit funny on your face. Such is the danger of ill-fitting frames.

When it comes to prescription eyewear, a bad fit just doesn’t cut it. Glasses need to sit securely on the bridge of your nose, without pushing or pinching. The frames should not press against the face anywhere, and when you move your head, they should stay in place. This makes them more comfortable, and helps the prescription work better for your eyes, too.

A recent survey by the Vision Council of America discovered that a whopping 88 percent of people said a comfortable fit was their first priority when choosing frames. The professionals at Framed Optical couldn’t agree more. Eyeglass frames come in a large variety of shapes, styles, and sizes, so finding the correct frame for you is simply a matter of having a trained optician take the time to evaluate you for the best fit. For example, the adjustment of the temples on the frame can play a major part in how comfortable the glasses feel; if they are too short, the frame will be positioned too close to the face, and the frame will press uncomfortably on the bridge of the nose, too long, and the glasses will constantly slide down the bridge of the nose, distorting the prescription.

So what can you do? Spend a little time with your trained consultant at Framed Optical to be sure you’re making the best choices for your prescription, fit and comfort. Start at the beginning with a frame size and shape that not only complements your face, but also provides a solid foundation for adjustment and fit. For example, plastic frames rest directly on the bridge of the nose, offering less adjustment. Most metal frames have nose pads that can be adjusted to specifically fit your bridge, allowing for a more personalized fit.

Choosing eyewear is a major decision, and one that you need to be comfortable with. Whether you’re looking for a new pair of quality frames from designer names such as Jimmy Choo, Bvlgari, and Prada, or just need to have your current frames re-adjusted, Framed Optical is always available to help you find the perfect fit for your lifestyle!