How to know what frames work best for your new prescription?

Did you know there are some general rules that apply when searching for a new frame that is suitable for your new prescription? As a general rule the higher the RX the more important this becomes.

For example if you are far sighted (your prescription has a plus sign beside it for each eye) avoid frames with small lenses, and those that have severe right angles such as a rectangle. Why? Your lenses are thickest in the center so when you go to a larger frame such a medium to large oval or basically any frame with larger lenses which don’t have right angles you’re more likely to be satisfied with the outcome.

 

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If you’re near sighted the opposite is true. We suggest seeking frames with smaller lens shapes again avoiding right angles because your lenses are thickest on the outside of the lens.

Finding frames that are acetate or those which have wider temples will help to conceal the thickness of your lenses. However with all the technological breakthroughs in modern lenses you have the option to select the thinnest lenses available and which offer the best visual acuity based on your prescription.

The Fashion Frame Stylist at Fashion Optical are very knowledgeable about the latest in lens technology. Their role is to assist you in an easy to understand, helpful way your lens options based upon your prescription and budget.

The Best Way to Clean Your Glasses

Though there are countless products on the market claiming to wipe streaks away, the AOA recommends the most basic of options: kitchen-sink soap. The best way to clean your glasses is to run them under warm water and put a tiny drop of dish-washing detergent on the tip of your fingers to create a lather on the lens. Then rinse with warm water, and dry with a clean, soft cotton cloth.

Everyone uses their shirt cloth – worst thing! Your shirttail almost certainly carries dust, and that has the potential of scratching your lens. Once lenses are scraped up there is no way to buff that scratch out.

Attempting to clean glasses when dry only exacerbates the problem, since a wet surface is slicker than a dry one. People breathe on their glasses then grab a Kleenex or paper towel or napkin because they’re convenient, but the rough fibers that they’re comprised of might leave debris behind. She adds that special microfiber cloths are good for dry touch-ups during the day, but isn’t a replacement for a thorough, soapy cleaning once a day.

At Fashion Optical you’ll receive a free microfiber cloth, lens care instructions and a free bottle of lens cleaner with your purchase to assist in the care of your new lenses.