Eyeglasses are always personal, no matter what anyone says. No particular pair fits everyone correctly, much of that is due to how people’s faces and dimensions are extremely different from one another. As a result, eyeglass fittings are important, both for choosing the right pair for appearance, as well as for making sure they are functional. After all, each pair is likely to last anywhere from a year to two years before replacement. So, getting the right fit matters a lot. Once you have a prescription, an eyeglass fitter is always the next step, and the local big box store won’t always be the best choice right off the bat.
Different Choices Make Things Harder
If you know what you like already in a pair of eyeglasses, then you’re at an advantage over most people. The fact is, the choice between regular single function eyeglasses, bifocals, transitions, and a combination of two factors or more tends to catch a lot of folks by surprise.
It takes time to go through all the options to find the eyeglasses that are right for you. Many times, people try one style of eyeglasses, end up not liking their choice, and then want to do something different for the next year. Additional choices, like anti-fogging and anti-glare coatings are also available, but they can trigger differences people notice positively or negatively, depending on their particular circumstances. Trying different choices out during fitting is the only way to see these differences before committing to a new pair.
The Lenses Versus the Frames
While lenses can be crafted per prescription, designer frames produce very different physical feelings about fit. Not to mention, frames have a dramatic impact on visual appearance by wearing eyeglasses as well. Most eyeglass fitting venues have a variety of frames to choose from, but no designer frames work automatically for everyone. Folks have to try things out in fittings, see if they are comfortable, and if the appearance works in aesthetic terms. One could easily find a nice-looking frame design and then find out after wearing it for five minutes the section causes pain on the ears or the nose bridge.
Visit Our Optometrist in Broomfield, Denver, and Westminster for Your Next Pair of Glasses
At 20/20 Eyevenue, our optometrist-led team is dedicated to customer satisfaction. We know fitting eyeglasses is a very personal process that takes time and trying out a number of selections. We don’t rush anyone, and we spend a lot of time educating customers on different features possible. Because our focus is on trying to get a fit that works for the individual comprehensively, a lot of our customers come back for their next pair and prescription fitting when it’s time again. Give us a call or email or drop in for your next fitting. Once our team works with you, you’ll be asking yourself why you didn’t use 20/20 Eyevenue sooner for your eyeglass fittings in Broomfield or Westminster.