1. Go online and explore the different styles they have to offer. Glasses are a huge part of a person’s personal style, and most people wear their glasses all the time, so picking out the right frames for their face is one of the most important steps towards finding great glasses that a person can be happy wearing day in and day out. Sites like,, provide an easy place to view thousands of different frames in a very short time. In fact, the only problem people may have while shopping online for glasses is that there are simply too many choices to pick from, and the shopper may feel a bit overwhelmed. Some online glasses sites even offer guides which assist people in picking the right lenses that will compliment different types of faces. Other sites have gone one step further and allow you to upload a picture of yourself onto their sites on which the different glasses can be modeled, giving the customer a glimpse at how they will look in different glasses. The Meadows Family Eye Care site even has information about the current trends in eyewear for folks that like to stay up on the latest fashions.
  2. Now that you have a better idea of the type of frames you want, it’s time to get the eye exam. This next point just can’t be stressed enough; make sure and visit a competent optometrist for your eye exam, otherwise you would be putting your vision at risk. A good eye doctor is worth his or her weight in gold, so make sure to check around and find one that has a good reputation for providing excellent care to their patients. The best way to make sure that the optometrist you are going to visit is a good one is by checking out online consumer services reviews. Any eye doctor that has been working for a number of years is going to be on some site which reviews their work. If an eye doctor has overall good reviews from their patients, then you can feel more certain that you will end up with good service as well. It is also a good idea to check out the optometrist’s credentials, such as what school they attended, and if they are up to date on the latest capacitation courses, both of which can also be checked on the internet.
  3. The last step is to try on as many glasses as it takes until you find the perfect ones. Don’t rush the selection process when it comes to getting new glasses, you are going to be wearing them for a long time. Some eyewear stores will even allow their clients to take home a pair of glasses and use them for 48 hours, just to see that they really like them. People should take advantage of stores that allow for a little trial period, as it often happens that people like the glasses they select while in the shop, but regret their decision an hour after walking out of the store.


While glasses have never been more popular when it comes to making a fashion statement, there are people out there that have been using glasses for years, perhaps for the better part of their lives, and who wish to make the transition to contact lenses. There are a number of things to consider before giving up glasses for contacts, so here we take a look at what glasses wearers should consider before they make the change to contacts, and if that is even the right decision for them.

The first thing to look at when deciding if switching from glasses to contacts is the right move is to decide if you are responsible enough to use contacts. Unlike glasses, contacts can cause your eyes serious damage if they are not properly used. Contacts must be taken out every day and washed before bed, something which many people forget to do, resulting in a lack of oxygen to the eyes which can cause long term damage. Contact users also have to remember that their contacts must be switched out for new ones, as the doctor prescribes, and that failure to do so can also have a negative impact on their vision. Sites such as,, provide a list of all the steps to proper contact care, so people thinking about making the change should check out the site and consider if they are up to the needs that one must attend to when it comes to wearing contacts.

The optometrist may recommend a trial period to see if contact use is right for you. One of the ways that optometrist can best find out when a patient is apt for contact lenses or not is by a simple trial period in which lenses are given to the patient, and at the end of a few weeks the doctor reviews how their patient handled the situation. In some cases people fall in love with contacts right off the bat and others find that their eyes are far too sensitive for contact use and are forced to switch back to glasses.

Just because you start using contacts doesn’t mean you should stop wearing glasses. Many people have the idea that either they wear glasses or contacts, but not both. The truth of the matter is that your optometrist is going to recommend that you continue to use your glasses even though your primary corrective lenses may switch to contacts. It is a good idea to give your eyes a break from contact use every once in a while. The eye doctor may recommend that at least once a week the patient wears glasses. Some people have more sensitive eyes, and they may be advised to only wear their contacts for five or six hours a day. Each individual patient’s eyes react to contacts in a different way, so it is important that the patient and their doctor understand their limitations. Glasses and contacts should work together, not replace each other, and glasses should always be a go to option for people with vision problems.