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The Ultimate Guide to Prescription Glasses September 20, 2017

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The Ultimate Guide to Prescription Glasses, Greece, New York

If your optometrist has recommended corrective vision measures, you have two choices: prescription glasses or contact lenses. While many people choose contacts for a variety of reasons, they’re not right for everyone, and, in fact, prescription eyewear is a hot trend right now. Before you start browsing the options, take a look at this simple guide to eyeglasses.

Choosing your frames is one of the most fun parts of the process. Eyeglasses come in a variety of shapes, styles, and materials, so it’s necessary to take the time to try them on before deciding. Points to consider while you’re looking include how frequently you need to wear your glasses, how active your lifestyle is, and the shape of your face.

Most prescription glasses are made of lightweight metal or plastic. Metal frames include cushioned nose pads for comfort, whereas plastic ones do not. They’re both durable, though metal frames tend to hold the adjustments for your face longer.

Prescription GlassesYou also have your choice of frame styles. These are usually classified as men’s, women’s, unisex, and children’s. Simply make sure you select the right lens size for your face. Generally, men’s faces tend to be wider than women’s. Unisex styles are universally appealing and are usually in neutral colors. Children’s frames are obviously the littlest, but they also work for adults with small faces. 

Lenses are just as varied as the frames they fill. Technological advances in lens materials include everything from the most basic glass to state-of-the-art, UV-blocking transition lenses. Advanced prescription glasses can also include bifocal and trifocal capabilities. Your eye doctor can assist you with choosing the right lenses for your lifestyle and vision requirements. 


Making the right decision about your eyewear can be difficult. The experts at Reed Eye Associates are available to answer all your questions about prescription glasses. With six convenient locations in the Greater Rochester, NY, area, they are your go-to choice for all your vision and eye health needs. To set up an appointment for your new eyeglasses, call (585­) 249-8300 or visit them online.


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