One of the many (not always pleasant) memories from when I was fifteen was getting prescription glasses. Almost six years have passed since that day, and, with time, I learned to love my glasses. And also, how to choose (and take care) them.
At first, one of the most common question I got was “when will you start wearing contact lenses?” But now people (and this includes complete strangers) come ask me for tips on how to choose nice glasses, because, apparently, I became quite talented at it. So, if you’re looking for a new one, or this is your first-time buying glasses, let me help you with my “expertise“!
- Invest on both the frame and the lenses. This is something you will wear a lot and that will be crucial for a 4k view of the world. But you don’t need to break the bank to get a quality piece. The price tag isn’t that important, there are plenty of good quality pieces in the market with friendly prices.
- If you find lenses that work for you, stick to them. Forget the price and all the 100+ benefits that the lenses can give (or not) to you. For the past couple of years, I’ve explored a lot in the lenses department; I tried very simple and very sophisticated kinds of lenses but in the end none of them worked as well as the ones I had at 16/17. Moral of the story: I went back to the same kind of lenses (and optician) and spent a lot of money to get some of my many glasses perfect.
- Try it on, and explore a lot. There is no better way to know what works for your face and personality than trying multiple glasses on. Also, ignore all labels (but keep the quality in mind) when you choose them. Some of my favorite glasses were found randomly in random stores.