Tips for choosing glasses

Top tips for choosing glasses

Have you ever walked into an optometrist and just been overwhelmed by the choice of frames on offer? We understand that the selection can be mind-boggling, so not only are we here to help, but we’re confident we have the perfect pair of glasses for you. Read on to learn these top tips for choosing glasses from our head office team.

Are you looking for a new pair of glasses? It can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are our tips on how to shop for your new pair of glasses.

The do’s

First off, do have an updated prescription and eye examdo keep an open mind for styles and do embrace the adventure; make it fun; try on a wide range of frames until you find what’s right for you.

The don’ts

Here is a list seven things you don’t want to do when looking for new glasses …

Don’t go it alone

Ask for advice. Yes, you can trust the staff. Even after a quick chat, the experienced frame specialists at Eyecare Plus Springvale can assess your features and offer a number of appropriate frames. They will also know if your prescription will work well with the styles you like.

Don’t buy to the latest trend

Your glasses should look good on you for a couple of years, so they need to accommodate your unique needs, not the latest style. While browsing the selection of frames, don’t ask ‘what’s trendy?’ ask ‘what makes me look good?’

Don’t assume you only need one pair

Glasses are a lot like shoes—you can’t wear the same pair in every situation. Consider a pair of comfortable, everyday frames, a pair of frames with eye protection for sports and maybe an elegant pair for nights on the town.

Don’t buy online

Spectacle frames are classed as medical devices in Australia. Are there any other medical devices you would buy online? Consulting with our Eyecare Plus optometrists and staff ensures prescription accuracy, lens durability, comfort and fit of your new frames.

Don’t think only about price (high)

Don’t think that the most expensive is always the best. Although designer frames can perfectly match fashion and function for some, we carry a wide range of frames to suit every budget.

Don’t think only about price (low)

Don’t make the mistake of buying frames that don’t fit or are uncomfortable because you think a cheaper pair will save you money. In the long run, if the fit isn’t right, you are unlikely to wear them and will have to buy another pair.

Don’t assume you can’t make any adjustments after you buy your glasses

Even perfect-fitting glasses may require an adjustment from time to time. When you buy your glasses from us, you can always bring them back for quick adjustments.

This website does not provide medical advice.  It is intended for informational purposes only.  It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.  Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment.  If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately dial Triple 0 (000).

Top tips for choosing glasses
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