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If you’re getting prescription glasses for the first time, congratulations. It can be overwhelming trying to choose the right frames and figuring out how to adjust to life with glasses. But don’t worry – we’ve got your back. Not only are glasses a great way to express your style and personality, but they also provide excellent protection for your eyes and can help prevent eye infections or other issues. So, read on to learn more about how to pick the perfect pair of glasses and take care of them once you have them.

Ask for Professional Guidance

Choosing the perfect pair of glasses is an exciting process – from finding frames that suit your face shape to picking out colors that bring out your complexion. Many optical shops will offer free consultations with experienced opticians who can help guide you through this process. They can also help you understand which lenses best suit your vision needs and lifestyle. Additionally, some optical shops offer a thinning process where they customize lenses specifically for you and can also reglaze your glasses so that they fit perfectly in those stylish frames you choose.

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Consider Eyewear Trends

While the most important thing for every eyewear is to find a pair of glasses that you feel comfortable and confident in, it won't bother you to check out some of the latest eyewear trends. This can be both fun and beneficial for your style! Eyewear trends can vary from year to year and even from season to season. But if you find something that catches your eye, you'll be able to incorporate it effortlessly into your wardrobe, matching your fashion style. Here are a few popular eyewear trends you may want to consider:

• Vintage-style frames with thick rims and bold colors;

• Cat-eye frames, which feature a dramatic upward curve at the outer corners;

• Eyewear with chains, beads, and decorated frames; 

• Oversized frames that cover a significant portion of the face have been popular for both sunglasses and prescription glasses;

• There has been a trend towards using sustainable materials, such as recycled plastic and bamboo, in the production of eyewear.

Stepping Out in Your New Specs

Once you’ve chosen the perfect pair of prescription glasses, they will need to be sent off after your appointment so that they can be tailored to fit your exact prescription – then it’s time for the fun part – show them off. Adapting to wearing glasses takes time, but it can help if you wear them as much as possible when at home so that your body gets used to them quickly. And don’t forget about contact lenses; these are a great alternative if you want an even less noticeable look while still protecting your eyesight. Just make sure not to wear contact lenses too often, as this can lead to infections such as conjunctivitis (pink eye).

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Match Your Glasses to Your Outfit and Makeup

Picking eyewear that is both comfortable and fits with the rest of your outfit is a great idea. Certainly, choosing glasses for your wardrobe is a matter of personal preference and style. Here are a few simple things to consider, while making your choice:

•  Think about your personal style;

• Consider your face shape and your hairstyle;

• Don't forget about the lens color and shape of the chosen pair of glasses;

• Plan your eye makeup for glasses ahead;

• Remember to adjust your glasses based on the occasion.

Caring for Your Glasses and Eyes

Once you have your new specs, you must take good care of them. This includes cleaning both sides of each lens with a soft cloth regularly and storing them in a case when not in use or when traveling. Additionally, make sure not to expose them too often or too long under direct sunlight or extreme temperatures, as this can damage the lenses over time. Finally, having regular eye checkups is always advised – this helps ensure any vision changes are identified early on before they become problematic and allows doctors or opticians to detect any eye diseases before they worsen.

Final Thoughts

Wearing prescription glasses is not only fashionable but also essential for maintaining healthy eyesight over time. With all these tips in mind, finding the right pair of sunglasses and taking care of them becomes easy-peasy. So go forth and get those stylish frames – because looking good never felt so good.

Lots of love,