What is important when choosing the frame?
Glasses are very personal and unique objects for everyday use, and they should perfectly match you and your lifestyle. It is very important that you first perform an optometry consultation. Did you know that you must be in perfect health, to make the consultation, for example, you should not perform tests of vision and refraction if you have a cold, if you suffer from allergic rhinitis, with the associated eye irritation or have a migraine. The mistakes made during the vision and refraction examination can no longer be corrected in the finished glasses and can decrease visual comfort and cause imperfections in the correction of vision. At worst, the result may be intolerance to the glasses.
O que é importante na escolha da armação?
In addition to the lenses, the frame is also very important. However, when experimenting with different models, it is not enough to consider the aesthetic aspect. The way the frame fits the face is extremely important for long-term tolerance and comfort. The frames should fit your face. You should not feel any pressure at the contact points, such as behind your ears or over your nose. The technician must adapt the rods to the shape of your face, so that you do not feel any pressure on your temples, even after wearing the glasses for long periods. The perfectly adjusted rods exert only slight traction behind the ear, preventing the weight of the glasses from pressing on the nose. As a general rule, the fit of the glasses will be perfect when you don't even realize you are wearing them.
The frame is ideally positioned when your eyebrows are above or exactly behind the top edge. This guarantees the best view, since neither the edges of the frame nor the lens compromises it. Choose the frame size carefully, taking into account the distance between your eyes and the size of the eye sockets. The frames should not be much wider than your face and under no circumstances should they touch your cheekbones. If you do, the lenses fog up and pressure points may appear on your face. Large frames are fashionable and offer visual comfort and good wear tolerance.
What shape of glasses is best for your face?
When selecting the right shape for your face type, think about which style best highlights your characteristics and shows your personality. The most important factor to consider is the shape of your face.
If it is round, it is a good idea to choose square frames, which will make your face look narrower and longer. The opposite applies if you have a square jaw; rounded frames make your face look rounder. Rounded and oval frames are in the spotlight today. Aviators and cat-eye glasses are another big trend. If you have a heart-shaped face, you can't go wrong with a round or oval pair of glasses. However, square frames can also create an interesting contrast. For those with a trapezoid-shaped face, cat-eye or other frames that are wider at the top are an excellent choice. If you have an oval face, you can basically choose any frame format that will always look good.
What are the most suitable lenses?
Ask our technicians about the finish of the lenses, such as anti-reflective, anti-scratch, colour and filter treatments. These options provide more functionality and protection and allow you to adapt your glasses even better to your specific needs. Learn more about lenses here!