What are my Options When Buying Eyeglass Frames?
Patient Education – Picking Out Your Eyeglass Frames
Frame size is probably the single most important option to pick out when trying on frames. A small pair of glasses on a large face will be uncomfortably tight while too large a pair of glasses worn on a small face will slip and slide all over the place.
While there are specific frames for kids to choose from, older children may fit into adult styles of frames. Let them try on a bunch of different frame styles to see which one they like best.
Frame type determines how visible your glasses are when you are wearing them. Full rim eyeglasses with heavy black frames are the most noticeable, while rimless glasses with a thin metal earpiece practically disappear when worn.
- Full rim
Wayfarer style glasses, popularized by Ray Ban, are experiencing a fashion resurgence with the in-crowd wanting to rock the nerd eyeglass look. Cat-eye glasses are for the diva wanting to stand out from the crowd while classic aviators bring back memories of Tom Cruise in the 1980’s hit Top Gun.
Visit your local My EyeLab store to try on different types of Gucci and other name brand eyeglasses to find the ones that look best on you. You will probably find more than one frame brand that suits you and compliments your facial features.
Eyeglass frames are available in many materials from metal to plastic and everything in between. Mixed media eyeglass frames combine two or more materials, such as metal and plastic, in the same pair of glasses
- Aluminum Alloy
- Stainless Steel
- Plastic Acetate
- Mixed Media
Reading glasses are simply non-prescription strength magnifying glasses. They can be purchased at many stores including drug stores and big box stores. Readers cost around $15 to $25 per pair and come in strengths from 1x power to 3.5x power. All other glasses mentioned on this list need an eyeglass prescription from a qualified eye doctor such as an optometrist or ophthalmologist.
- Reading Glasses
- Single Vision
My EyeLab has over 2,000 frames to choose from including many styles of men’s frames, women’s frames and kid’s eyeglass frames. Unisex eyeglass frames are a more neutral style of glasses and will look right on both men and women
The sky’s the limit when it comes to choosing the color or pattern for your eyeglass frames. Why settle for a single pair of glasses, choose different colors and patterns of prescription glasses frames to match every outfit in your wardrobe. And if you have more than one pair of glasses on hand you never have to worry if you lose or damage your only pair.
- Tortoiseshell & Patterns
Optional Eyeglass Accessories
Many eyeglass stores give each customer a free protective carrying case and microfiber cleaning cloth with every sale made at their store. Additional cases, cloths, cleaning kits and other eyeglasses accessories can be purchased for an extra fee
- Cleaning Cloths
- Cleaning and/or Anti-fog Kit
- Eyeglass Carrying Case
- Eyeglass Chain Holder
Read our companion article on Premium Lens Coatings to learn about the many selections possible when choosing lens finish upgrades, such as anti-scratch and UV protective coating. You have many variables to decide on when shopping for prescription glasses. Select your frames based on style, shape, material and brand name.
Visit My EyeLab for Quality Eyewear at Affordable Prices
The next time you are looking to buy name brand glasses, call My EyeLab at 888-393-3627 to schedule an appointment for a free eye exam. You also can walk into one of our retail stores the next time you need contact lenses or women’s, men’s or kid’s frames for glasses at affordable prices.