There are a few struggles that all people with that wear glasses will know about. The nightmare with rain and how you wish someone had invented windscreen wiper glasses. How they steam up when you open the oven or just finished dishwasher too quickly, and you’re a little too close. The struggle is real, people!
But if you do wear glasses, or are going to be wearing glasses, there are a few things that you should probably know about. They are a bit of an investment, so you want to make sure that you do it right, or you’ll be put off wearing them in the future.
Get Frames to Fit Your Face
When you are choosing your frames, make sure you take your time. You will be using your glasses a lot, so you want them to fit you just right. There will be mirrors in the optician to try different pairs on. I think a great idea is to take a few selfies in a few different pairs. Then you can see the pictures side by side on your phone and decide which you like better.
If you have a square face, the best shape frames to go for are round or oval frames. If you have a round-shaped face, square frames are a good look, as well as ones that have decoration or are quite thick around the temples. Aviator shaped frames are a good look for long, thin face shapes. Cat-eye shaped frames or top-heavy frames are a good look if you have a diamond shaped face. Making sure you have the right frames to suit your face will mean that you will wear them so much more, and they will last as they suit you so well.
Choose Daily Contact Lenses
An option for a glasses wearer is to get a pack of focus dailies contact lenses. As they are one use only it doesn’t matter if you only wear the lenses now and again. The rest of the pack stay sealed until you are ready to use them. Then you have an option of wearing lenses on those rainy days, or for when you play a certain sport for example. Sometimes glasses can be a little inconvenient so having another option is a great idea. Monthly contact lenses would be no good if you prefer to wear glasses the majority of the time.
Choose a Comfortable Pair
This might sound rather obvious, but choosing a pair of glasses that are comfortable is so important. When you are trying them on, you will probably only be thinking of how they look on your face. It is important to take the time to think about how they feel on your face and around your nose. If you feel pinching or discomfort, you can get the nose pads adjusted. If you don’t consider them in detail, you be put off wearing them and glasses don’t come cheap.
Do you wear glasses? What are your top pieces of advice for new glasses wearers?