How do you know if you’ve found the right pair of glasses?
More importantly, how do you know if you’ve selected the wrong pair?
There are many signs to look for when evaluating your glasses for fit.
Let’s take a closer look at four of the most important things to look for when trying out new glasses.
1. Your Prescription
The prescription of your glasses is arguably the most important thing to look for. After all, the fit of your glasses doesn’t matter much if you can’t see.
In all seriousness, there are a few telltale signs that your prescription is not right for you:
- Frequent headaches
- Blurry vision
Keep in mind that an imperfect prescription may not always be as noticeable as just not being able to see clearly.
In fact, you might be able to see perfectly fine and still get headaches. So make sure to always listen to your body and take into careful consideration that your prescription could be causing subtle problems for you.
2. Eye Position
The position in which your eyes are placed behind your glasses can greatly affect your vision.
Positioning your eyes too far down the frames of your glasses, or sliding your glasses down so your eyes are too high up in the frames can negatively affect your ability to see.
When fitting your glasses to the contours of your face, it is important to keep in mind that your eyes should be situated just above the center of your lens.
You should never position your eyes anywhere below the center of your lenses.
3. Frame Size
How big or small your frames are in relation to the dimensions of your face can also impact the overall comfort of your new glasses.
You will know you have a good frame size because the frames of your glasses will seem to fit your face perfectly.
If you feel like your frames are so small that they seem to sink into your face, or so big that they seem to protrude, your glasses are probably not right for you.
Use the end piece of your lens as a marker for how your lens fits onto your face. The end piece should be lined up with your temples, the widest part of your face.
4. The Bridge
Last, but certainly not least, is judging the comfort level of the bridge of your frames.
- Does the bridge of your glasses dig into the base of your nose?
- Are your glasses constantly sliding off of your face?
- Are your frames resting on your cheek bones?
All these are signs that the bridge of your frames is not right for you.
Comfort is, of course, a very important aspect when it comes to picking out your glasses.
Your glasses should fit firmly, yet smoothly on your nose, with no rubbing or irritation, and the bridge should be able to hold the glasses in place without you having to push them back up, or take them off altogether.
Additionally, make sure that the pads that are placed on either side of your nose fit snuggly, and comfortably. They also should not irritate your skin, or be so loose that they do not provide any support.