When it comes to selecting a pair of glasses the options are endless, and you might feel overwhelmed by all the choices. The goal is to find a pair that fits you and your needs, and that makes you feel comfortable in your everyday life. Luckily, we are here to guide you through the jungle of options, so that you can find your perfect fit. We will run you through everything from choosing a suitable frame, the right kind of lenses, and what you should think about before completing a purchase. Carry on reading to learn more.
1. Choosing the right frame size for your eyeglasses
First of all, it is important to find the right frame size. If you have some glasses or sunglasses at home with a comfortable fit, you can measure them to find your size. Simply measure the distance between the widest corners of the front, from the left upper corner to the right upper corner. If none of your current glasses are a great fit, or you just want to double-check your dimensions, follow our guide on how to measure your frame size at home.
2. How to measure your frame size at home
1. Find a ruler or a measuring tape
2. Stand in front of a mirror and measure the distance between your temples in centimeters. Ideally, the nose should not disturb the measurement, so try to measure right underneath the brows, without bending the measuring tape too much. Remember to measure from the widest point on your temples.
3. Use the measurement as a guide to frame width. Determine which of the following categories are best suitable for you: ‘Narrow’, ‘Medium’ or ‘Wide’.
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3. How to determine your face shape
The shape of the frame is an important aspect to consider, when searching for apair of glasses that suits your features. When deciding for a suitable shape there is no given answer; we all have different features that we want to highlight and emphasize. A good tip is to think about your overall expression, you might for instance have a round face with angular features. Therefore,you should always follow your own taste as to what shape you like and what expression you want. Nevertheless, to make it easier for you, we have categorized some face shapes and matched them up with frame styles that typically suit these kinds of face shapes.
Are you unsure about your face shape? Follow our quick guide to discover the face shape that is closest to yours:
1. Pull your hair away from your face
2. Stand straight and position your hear directly towards a mirror
3. Take a close look at the overall shape and contours of your face, head, and hairline
4. Think about whatshape closest resembles your face
4. How to choose the right glasses frame colour?
As with the shape, the color of your glasses is completely up to you, and the possibilities are endless! Whether you want a minimalistic and neutral pair or you like playing with colors, finding the right shade for your complexion is not easy. A good tip is to start out with examining your features. If you have light features, it is often more flattering with softer shades, because the darker ones can be dominating and harsh. However, if you want to make a statement, a dark shade will give you that cool, edgy vibe. With darker features, frames with darker colors can give you that extra definition and keep you from looking washed out. Some people hesitate towards choosing colored frames. However, they often forget that colors can also be neutral and versatile. Muted blues, greens, and reds work wonders if you feela bit dull, while still giving you complete freedom in choosing outfits and accessories. In the end, your desired look is what matters, so feel free to use your creativity and taste when choosing the perfect pair.
5. Which material should you choose for your eyeglasses?
One of the most important considerations when it comes to picking eyewear is the choice between acetate, rubber, and metal. They all give you a different feel and wear. As a starting point, acetate and rubber are very similar. They rarely have nose pads, and they are often thicker than metal frames. The main difference between the two is the finish; the acetate frames have a shiny look and feel, while the rubber ones are matte and, obviously, rubbery. Acetate and rubber frames are available in all kinds of colors and patterns, one of the most popular ones being the brown turtle pattern. Metal frames are also a popular option. They have adjustable nose pads, making them easier to adjust, if you have a flat or wide nose bridge. People who feel like the acetate and rubber frames are a bit too dominating, will often feel more comfortable with the slim nature of metal frames.However, the metal frames do not have as many color and pattern variances in comparison with the acetate and rubber glasses.Metal frames usually come in simple colors like gold, gun, silver, black and blue.
6. How to figure out what strength of reading glasses you need
Did you know that as we get older, our required reading strength increases? *Our eyes gradually stiffen around age 35-45. At this point, we might notice that we are starting to have a harder time reading small text, especially in dim lighting. Spare yourself the struggle and get a pair of reading glasses early on – you will not regret it! The strength you need to begin with typically starts at+1.0 and will slowly increase over the next 10-15 years. For most of us, the strength stabilises at around +2.0 to+2.50. If you are unsure about your strength, you can check out our indicative vision test – it is quick and easy! You can do it from the comfort of your home, and it is completely free.
*If you did not have a previous prescription.
What kind of glasses do you need? Do you want glasses that protect your eyes from the sun, the blue light from screens or do you want a brand-new pair of reading glasses? At Luxreaders you can choose between sunglasses, blue light glasses, and reading glasses in a variety of styles. You can get them all with your specific strength requirements, and if you have a hard time choosing only one pair, you can get 3 pairs for £69.
Danish designed reading glasses
We have a wide range of reading glasses inrubber, metal, and acetate. They come in a variety of different shades and colors, with a minimalistic, Scandinavian design. We offer strengths from +1.0 to +3.5. It is quick and easy to buy reading glasses online at Luxreaders.
Designer blue light glasses
Blue light glasses are a must have for our modern lifestyles. Our blue light glasses are made to protect your eyes from the harmful blue light emitted from your screens. You can get them without strength and simply enjoy the perks of the blue light filter, or with a lens strength that suits your personal requirement. Our blue light glasses are modern and sleek, with a wide selection of styles and colors.
Sunglasses are always a good idea. It is always important to protect your eyes from UV exposure, and with a pair of sunglasses from Luxreaders, you can enhance your look as well. Our sunglasses are geared with category 3 lenses which is the coverage you will find in most sunglasses, as it is perfect for light conditions, but not too dark for semi-cloudy weather. The lenses are also UV400 certified meaning they protect your eyes from all types of UV-rays and have higher requirements than the common CE