Finding an optometrist can be pretty tricky, especially if this will be your first visit. Considering the price of traditional prescription eyeglasses, you want to make sure you find someone that will stand behind their prescription and if there is a problem or a mistake along the process will help sort it all out. Of course, there is Yelp, but I’ve taken the advice of a random 200 people they gave 5 stars; but I got the 1 or 2-star experience!
When it comes to my eyes I just don’t like to take chances. Once I find the right person I stick to them for a good while. This way I get the continuity of service and in time I get great prices as a reward for my loyalty!
Of course, you can go to your eye insurance provider and pick random eye care professionals in your area.
Quick Ideas on How to Research for An Optometrist
Talk to your friends and family, they may have an optometrist or even an ophthalmologist that they just love!
Get a recommendation from your primary physician or paediatrician if you have one; especially if you like your doctor you may find someone with similar style and values.
Look in your neighbourhood, find a shape and walk in, take a look around. Don’t be shy ask about the prices…how hard is it to get an appointment? ( I would say the harder the higher the chance they have something good to offer) If you spot someone coming out have a chat with them. Or, get a coffee close by, when a customer comes out, gently walk up and ask for their opinion. I think you will find that most are forthcoming and willing to tell you how it is.
Lastly, you can also call your favorite hospital in your area and ask for the ophthalmology department and get referrals; but again this lacks the personal aspect.
Whichever way works for you please remember that you can visit the office/store before you make an appointment and just get a feel for the staff and even the Optometrist if available. If you have some questions maybe you can ask him.
They usually have glasses for sale so you can easily browse and see if you like the cleanliness, the attitude of the people and the style before you commit to an appointment.
Once you have seen your eye doctor you can make your own assessment and decide if he/she is for keeps.
Surprising though it maybe Titanium is the 9th most abundant element on the planet!
Lightweight, comfortable, hypo-allergenic and durable when wearing, especially rimless titanium eyeglasses , frames made from titanium are 48% lighter in weight than frames made of conventional metal eyeframes like Monel.
Heavier frames can cause pressure on the side of the nose and the bridge, as well as on the tops and behind the ears. The lightness of titanium also makes them a perfect transition from wearing contact lenses. Especially, the rimless titanium eyeglasses give the appearance of “nothing there” and makes the frames very comfortable.
Titanium has been a major player in medical and dental device pars, sporting goods, cosmetics as well as eyeglass frames. It is estimated that 10% of the population is allergic to metal, therefore, titanium being a hypo-allergenic material makes it a great choice when used on our skin.
The allergic reactions to metals such as Nickel include a wide range from asthma, sinusitis, skin rashes or eczema to dermatitis. Although it is advised that you visit a doctor to get a clear picture, the experience of red and inflamed skin along the side of the nose or the ear could be as a result of such allergies.
Titanium also resists breakage under normal use longer than any other frame material. Though not indestructible, these eyeglasses frames are resilient and hold up against corrosion as a result of prolonged exposure to oxygen.
If you have noticed that your vision is changing, or that you are getting headaches during the day, squinting or getting eye strain. It’s time to visit the optometrist to see if you need prescription eyeglasses, and though you probably know that you can buy glasses for cheap online visiting an eye care professional is a very good idea. In fact, getting regular eye check can also alert you of any diabetes and other seemingly unrelated serious ailments: And some eye problems may not actually have any symptoms so it’s important to make vision care part of your health care program.
and you’ve made your pick then it’s time to go for your first visit.
First thing is to simply go to the eye care professionals place of business (in the case he is an optometrist than they most likely have a store, an ophthalmologist will most likely have the typical doctors office or clinic) And feel free to bring in notepaper and make notes..or even ask if you can record your exam.
Once the doctor has asked you questions about your eye care history, any problems you might be having or your family health history. You can ask about what to expect from and during your visit?
If there is vision loss, ask if your loss is degenerative (gets worst as you get older), if the loss is in the peripheral vision and /or what is the reason of this loss?
Are there any new symptoms you should watch for? This can be related either to your vision or eye health.
Find out if there are any side effects, follow-up treatments or other long term care involved with any test that you have to take.
Find out how often you should come for an eye exam and get vision care; for your vision and eye health needs.
If you need glasses you can then make the decision to purchase at least for the first time (or periodically) from the Optometrist; until you feel comfortable to order buy your glasses online
The optometrist will probably let you know when you can come back for a dilation test (if you have driven yourself) with a friend to drive you back home. And if there are any flyers or other information sheets be sure to pick up a few so you can learn and get more information.
One of the most popular styles that have been all the rage for the past few years are rimless glasses and although they are moving up and down the trend ladder they are still a valid choice for those who have worn glasses for years.
If you are now able to have several pair of glasses you can see the benefit of these light and airy glasses that are perfect for some hot summer days or when playing sports. Some come in titanium and are very flexible yet durable, while still allowing a full field of vision.
These rimless glasses come with a huge selection of lenses shapes and can be customized in many ways to please the wearer. There are round lenses, more square as well as rectangular, larger and smaller, etc. This makes these frames a really easy choice for all face shapes and fashion expressions.
One of the big advantages of rimless frames, besides being very light and having the “almost not there” feel, is that they don’t border your face or disturb the natural lines of your face allowing for a very nicely made up face…be it with great makeup or any other experimental adornment.
You can further customize these glasses by having a tint..solid tint (same color on the whole lenses) or a gradient tint (dark at the top getting gradually lighter) that will give the glasses more flare and style.
Adding to your style and flair is easy with rimless glasses. Enjoy a simplicity so that you can enhance your natural beauty by letting your eyeglasses take the back seat for today! A simple and easy solution to changing your style and giving variety to your look these types of frames in easy to blend colors or again you can pick something more bold.
What Are The Trends For Glasses This Summer ?
Let’s weigh in with what the stars have been wearing around town!
The hottest trends in eyewear — whether you’re looking for daily glasses or prescription summer shades.
Bold & Bright
~ Bright colors in classic or retro styles like cat eyeglasses or over sized glam glasses or the old wayfarer is the way to go. Seen on the streets was Gwen Stefani looking “HOT” in bright blue plastic round glasses and Miranada Kerr with bright yellow glasses
While most of us tend to see the trends as a basic guide there are some amoung us that are brave and daring with their sense of style. The designers of our time constantly show us what is on the far, far side of fashion.
The strongest trend by far are the round glasses , updated or vintage inspired…but here’s more:
Trend : Fun & Out There
Designers like Moschino and Nicholas K give us funky out-of-this world looks that are colorful and at times very funny! Prada shows great wooden frames taking the current trend of using wood as a medium to yet another extreme.
Yes this does continue with updated looks and style lines or with the classic look…sunglasses are either tinted or mirrored. This sporty yet polished look has now become a timeless and classic style that when seen through the special touch of each design house.
Trend: Cat Eye
Here is another classic that is fast becoming an essential must have! Though these seem geared toward the fashionista with a bit of style and punch, cateyes frames are a great addition to anyone with a looks of curves. The lines offer a nice contrast to the rounding effect and can give great balance to your look. This look is quite sexy whether you pick the more retro version with large designed motifs, the delicate chic-modern rimless tinted styles. or the more softer cateyes that enhance and invite!
What makes these very cool ( because these are just a type of frame that is always available) is the NEW trend that has updated this look…the rimless portion of the frame is usually at the bottom or as in the browline styles we see the rim going straight across and the rest of the lenses are rimless. Here the rim is curved cheekily down the side of the lenses and teasing to go around but doesn’t. I think these create a very seductive look and give the eye a very lovely type of enhancement. YAY let’s have some fun with our glasses people! Other designers are a bit more modernist looking (Miu Miu) here they leave the top portion of the frames as rimless and put the rim around the bottom of the lenses.
Trend: Round Glasses
Retro round glasses ala John Lennon or even the huge ones as we have seen with Twiggy in the 60’s continue to push forward…here is another trend that has seemed have caught on quite strongly and is fast becoming yet another staple.
Versace, Gucci, Pucci, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jason Wu, Dries Van Noten and so many more show round glasses as the staple detail of their collection. So get your round glasses one!
These round sunglasses are the “summer’s must have” according to Style.com
Trend: Square , Flat Top or Geometric Frames
Well here we go…these are the quintessential retro frames, these scream out the 70’s. I don’t really feel that square glasses have really had their fair share of the stage so it’s time now wouldn’t you say. From Miu Miu and Prada to Georgio some designers do show a version of any of these there. They are fun and inspire such a sense of style and je ne sais quoi that they are a positive addition to your wardrobe. By next year I think this trend will catch on in a stronger way.
You will find that eyeglasses, be they prescription eyeglasses, or fashion eyeglasses (sunglasses) have not really changed much in trend in the last year or so. Looking at the New York Fashion Week attendees one sees that the fashion on the street is very much the same in terms of glasses.
Though there seems to be little change in the actually frame shapes…we do indeed see a lot of innovation when it comes to the coloring, styling as well as the frame materials that are being used.
Everything from soft transparent frames in soft colors, to big black frames in a variety of some wild and others not-so-wild frame types.
The wayfarer frame shapes for sunglasses, or for clear fashion eyeglasses are still going hot. Just have more fun with the colors and even blend in with your outfit or be bold and stand out. The classic or retro glasses styles of wayfarer frames are also still going on, pick em big to emphasis you lips and nose. Aviator frames continue too…again you can be more playful with the colors and the frame type choosing plastic frames as well as the old stand by in metal. Here you can also pep up your look with some cool retro eyedrop shaped glasses, or cat eyeglasses that are a bit softer in the angling.
The next continuing trend in also more fun and playful varieties are the round eyeglasses (also retro glasses) You can have these as sunglasses, prescription sunglasses/ eyeglasses as well as clear fashion glasses; either way you are in the trend!
Enjoy these wonderful pictures to give you a visual of some of the trendy glasses available.
Is it not great when you can look amazing however you present yourself. I’ve always said that true beauty (of course we have to have the eyes to see it) is consistent and doesn’t really need the adornment of this that and the other!
These 21 women listed here are the embodiment of beauty and further prove that women are alluring and beautiful when wearing prescription eyeglasses.
This has always been the case, I believe, even though there seems to be this calling out of women who wear eyeglasses. They are always given an allure and sexuality entirely because they wear eyeglasses.
Enjoy this great presentation with a slide that you can swing back and forth and see which is the best look for Anne Hathaway, Rashida Jones or Karlie Kloss to name a few..