Eye Glasses & Frames

Selecting the Best Eyeglasses & Frames

While eyeglasses are vital for correcting vision problems, they can also be a stylish accessory. The frames you choose significantly impact the functionality and look of your glasses. Understanding the frames available and which looks best with your face shape is integral for selecting the perfect eyeglasses for your functional and stylistic needs. Eyes of NM Family Optometry in Albuquerque, NM, is here to tell you about frames and how to select the best pair of glasses to match your style and visual needs.

Eye Glasses & Frames

Frame Materials and Styles

Eyeglass frames come in various materials, each with its advantages and disadvantages. Common frame materials include:

•             Plastic: Affordable, lightweight, and available in several colors and styles.

•             Metal: Durable, lightweight, and hypoallergenic, making them ideal for those with allergies.

•             Combination: Combines plastic and metal for a unique look.

Frame styles encompass a broad spectrum, from classic shapes like round and oval to trendy styles like cat-eye and aviator. Designer frames offer high-end materials, unique design elements, and brand recognition. Selecting the best style depends on your face shape, personal preferences, and desired level of boldness.

How to Select the Perfect Frames

The first step toward selecting the best eyeglasses and frames for your visual needs and style is scheduling an eye exam with our optometrists. We will assess your vision and discuss your lifestyle and preferences when prescribing eyeglasses. When selecting the perfect frames for function and fashion, we recommend you consider the following:

•             Face Shape: Some frame shapes are more flattering for specific face shapes. For example, round faces often benefit from angular frames, while square faces benefit from rounder frames.

•             Lifestyle: Consider your daily activities. You may require sturdier frame material or frames with a snug fit if you live an active lifestyle.

•             Personal Style: Eyeglasses are a chance to express your personality. Experiment with different colors, patterns, and textures to find frames that reflect your unique style.

•             Lens Considerations: Our optometrists can recommend additional lens features you may benefit from, such as specific coatings or tintings.

Get the Perfect Eyeglasses and Frames Today at Eyes of NM Family Optometry

If you require eyeglasses and want to know which lenses and frames are perfect for your visual needs and style, consider contacting Eyes of NM Family Optometry in Albuquerque, NM. Our optical team can help you select the best eyeglasses for your functional and stylistic needs. Call us and schedule an appointment today at (505) 828-3937 to see the world clearly and confidently.

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