• Dr. Steven Weisman

3 Things Everyone Must Know Before Buying a New Pair of Glasses

Updated: Aug 10, 2020

When selecting your new pair of sunglasses or prescription lenses, choose the right eyewear that matches your life the most. Every pair of glasses has special features that are unique to that individual pair. So, consider the benefits and how they affect your lifestyle or profession. You’ll feel confident in your eyeglasses and have fewer problems in the future when you know what you are looking for. Talk to your optometrist and ask yourself these questions before purchasing your next pair of glasses.

1. When Will I Be Wearing These Glasses The Most?

First of all, where do you spend most of your time? We all spend time at home, but what kind of workplace do you go to? Some people work in an office while others work outside. There are even some professions that require driving and day-to-day travel. If you spend time in front of a computer screen, ask your optician about lenses with blue light defense. Office environments have several digital screens that produce blue light. An overload of this lighting will eventually harm your eyes if you do not have defensive lenses.

For those who work outside, try transition lenses. Transition lenses combine two pairs of glasses into one. The lenses change from dark to light, depending on your surroundings. For example, when you step outside, your lenses will automatically transition to a dark shade. When you go back inside, they will transition again. An alternative to transition lenses is prescription sunglasses which your optician can also help with.

2. Do These Frames Fit My Personality?

Your frames reflect your personal style. There are various colors, shapes and brands available for eyeglasses so you always have options. Some brands are sporty, some are trendy and others are classic. Try a sporty brand like Oakley if you are an athlete or more active. If you enjoy fashion and the newest styles, look to a luxury eyewear brand like Lindberg or Gold & Wood.

When certain jobs require you to wear a uniform, eyeglasses give you a chance to express yourself and your personality. Even if your career involves business attire, you can mix and match your apparel with bold frames. It’s your vision and your lifestyle that matters the most.

3. Is One Pair of Eyeglasses Enough For Me?

Once you ask yourself these questions, it should make your decision easier. Understanding what you need most helps you narrow down your options and find the perfect pair of glasses. However, if you are still struggling, you may need more than a single pair. Talk to a professional who can identify exactly what you’re looking for, like Optical Image by Dr. Weisman.

Optical Image by Dr. Weisman has two locations in Tucson, Arizona. Our staff members are ready to help every day at Tucson Mall and Park Place Mall. Contact our Tucson Mall boutique by calling 520-293-6800 or call 520-748-0320 for our Park Place location. Choose the right eyewear that fits your personality, profession and lifestyle. Do your research and consult our eyewear professionals when you need a second opinion.

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