The comfort of your glasses is governed in the main by:
The design, quality and durability
Know the quality differences
With spectacle frame production, many different materials can be used and the quality of the component parts varies greatly, this can have a direct bearing on how well the frame will last. For example how strong the joints are on the sides, or how durable the spring, how well the colour plating lasts on a metal frame, even the quality of thread in screws used can vary and contribute to the overall finished product’s longevity. Of course how we treat our spectacles will also have an impact on how well they last too, so consider how you intend to use or abuse your spectacles, how much time they are in your case or on your nose etc, these things too are also worthy of a thought , when choosing eyewear.
The design of the frame is not just a fashion statement but a good frame should have engineering input also. It is very rare to find a patient with a symmetrical and standard sized head, we are all individuals and so there is always an element of final adjustment needed when spectacles are collected. To this end, as opticians we are looking for frames that we can make small technical fit adjustments to, good materials will allow for some manipulation and changes to fit angles at various points. Frame style is for many of us of paramount importance, after all we wear our spectacles every day and they are a part of us, but if you combine great styling with an excellent fit, quality lenses, good overall durability – your spectacles will look, feel and function better.
The right advice will make all the difference!
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