Tips For Shopping For Glasses

Tips For Shopping For Glasses

With today’s huge selection of glasses to choose from, it should be easy to pick the right pair for you, right? Well, shopping for eyeglasses isn’t always easy and can be a big headache for plenty of people. There are plenty of things that you have to consider as you are shopping, from the shape of your face to your budget to your sense of personal style. While there are plenty of current trends that look good on some people, they may not look good on you, and you may find yourself stuck with an unflattering frame if you aren’t careful. Here are some tips for shopping for men’s and women’s glasses.

Bring a Friend

It can be tempting to think that it’s easier to shop for glasses alone, since you are the one that has to wear them. It can be difficult, however, to really determine which frames look the best on you without the opinion of someone else. While there are often sales people nearby who are willing to give you their opinion, shopping with someone who you trust may be a better idea as they will likely know your style and the things that typically look best on you.

Try Something New

For many people, it is easiest to find a style that they like and stick with that one choice for years to come. Instead of staying in a rut and never branching out, try something completely different. You never know when you may stumble upon a frame that looks amazing on your face that you never would have chosen without being brave and daring. If it’s not in your personality to wear something extreme, it’s still ok to give some other styles a try every once in a while just to see if you like them.

Shop at Locations with Variety

If you have always shopped for eyeglasses at the same store that sells the same glasses all of the time, you may be missing out on some cool frames that you may like. Try shopping somewhere that has a larger variety of choices so that you can try multiple frames on. Having a bigger selection may help you branch out of your comfort zone a little bit so that you can find some glasses that you normally wouldn’t have chosen. Many of these stores are more affordable, too, so you may even be able to snag a pair or two for a really great price.

Ignore the Trends

While trends are a good way to get an idea of what is in style, they don’t always work for every person. Don’t feel like you have to choose a particular frame just because it is trendy when it doesn’t flatter your face shape or fit in with your personal style. It’s important that you feel comfortable and confident in your glasses, so don’t try to fit in and feel out of place wearing glasses that aren’t really your taste. There are definitely some trends out there today that just aren’t flattering on everyone, so make sure that you consider what will look good on you before you fall prey to the big trends.



  1. Sherry Ann Gole Cruz

    April 5, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Thanks for the tip, I always bring my kids for their opinion on buying glasses though they criticize me a lot, hahaha, but I think my kids opinion are the best!

  2. Raqisah Alimona

    April 7, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Thank you for the tips! Hahaha, regarding with bringing a friend, be sure he/she knows something in choosing an eyeglass. Don’t bring a liability friend. :)

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