eyeglassesThe world of prescription eyeglasses has changed quite a bit in the last few decades. It used to be that if you needed eyeglasses your style options were relatively limited. These days there are so many options and styles to choose from so that every person can find the perfect eyeglasses to fit their style and their budget. In fact, these days there are so many options that it can seem overwhelming to choose the perfect eyeglasses. If you are in the market for new eyeglasses, below is a list of tips that can help to make your decision making process a bit easier.

1. Visit your eye doctor

The first step to finding the perfect eyeglasses is to visit your eye doctor to have an eye exam. Your eye exam will determine the prescription that you need, which can help to narrow down your choices for eyeglasses. Some prescriptions don’t work for certain kinds of frames, so be sure to visit your eye doctor before you head out to shop for your frames.

2. Consider the things that you don’t want

Thinking about the things that you don’t want in your eyeglasses can help to narrow down your options. Some people like the way that thick frames look and feel, while others feel that thick frames get in the way of their line of vision. Thinking about what you don’t want can help to narrow down your options.

3. Bring a friend

When looking for the perfect eyeglasses it can be really helpful to bring along a friend who can give you a second opinion. Your friend may also choose frames that you may not have picked out for yourself. Bringing another person can help you to see things that you might not have considered had you gone by yourself. Also, when choosing a new fashion accessory, such as eyeglasses, having a second opinion can help you to feel better about your choice.

4. Try on a lot of different styles

When it comes to trying on different styles of eyeglasses there is no such thing as trying on too many. Pick out frames to try on that you really like, but also be sure to pick out some frames to try on that you might not have loved when you saw them on the shelf. You may be surprised to find that frames that didn’t jump out at you from the shelf may be the ones that you love the most once you put them on. Do not limit yourself to one certain style when trying on frames. Once you have narrowed down your choice to a couple of styles you can start to try on frames in the style that you love best. This will help to ensure that you find the perfect fit for you.