Understanding your prescription
Before you start shopping for lenses, it’s important to understand what your prescription actually means. Your prescription will include the strength of the lens you need, as well as other information like the distance between your pupils. Make sure you have your prescription in hand before you start looking for lenses.
Consider your lifestyle
When selecting lenses for your glasses, it’s important to consider your lifestyle. Are you primarily using your glasses for reading or up-close work? Do you spend a lot of time working on a computer? Are you active or athletic? Different lenses can accommodate for different needs, so make sure to select lenses that work best with your daily activities.
Think about lens materials and coatings
There are a variety of lens materials and coatings available for glasses. Some lenses may be thinner and lighter weight than others, while some coatings can help reduce glare for better vision. Talk to your optometrist about which materials and coatings may be best suited for your needs.
Pick the right frame for your lenses
When selecting lenses, it’s important to consider the frame you will be using as well. Certain lenses may be too thick or heavy for certain frames, or may not be able to accommodate certain frame sizes or shapes. Make sure to opt for a frame that works best with your chosen lenses.
Get a professional fitting
Even if you have all of the information about your prescription and lifestyle needs, it’s important to get a professional fitting from your optometrist to ensure that your new lenses fit comfortably and work properly with your glasses frame. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or voice any concerns you may have during your fitting.