Choosing Glasses

Finding Your Frame-tastic Match: Tips for Choosing Glasses at Northmead Health Centre

12/4/20232 min read

Finding Your Frame-tastic Match: Tips for Choosing Glasses at Northmead Health Centre

Ah, glasses. Those trusty companions that help us see the world in all its vibrant glory. But beyond their corrective powers, they're also fashion statements, extensions of our personalities, and windows to our souls (or at least, that's what we like to think!). So, when it's time to choose a new pair at Northmead Health Centre, it's natural to feel overwhelmed by the endless sea of frames. Fear not, fellow visionaries! Here are some tips to help you navigate the frame frenzy and find your perfect match:

1. Know Your Face Shape: Oval? Round? Square? Heart? Identifying your face shape is the first step to frame-tastic success. Oval faces have the most flexibility, while round faces benefit from angular frames, squares call for softer lines, and hearts look stunning with cat-eyes or browlines.

2. Size Matters (But Not Always): Proportion is key. Oversized frames can overwhelm narrow faces, while petite frames might get lost on wider ones. However, don't be afraid to break the rules! If you love those oversized aviators and have a heart-shaped face, rock them with confidence!

3. Material Matters, Too: Plastic is lightweight and trendy, while metal exudes a classic vibe. Titanium is super strong yet featherlight, perfect for active lifestyles. Consider your needs and preferences when choosing material.

4. Style Speaks Volumes: Are you a minimalist who loves sleek lines, or do you crave bold colors and patterns? Do you prefer the timeless elegance of vintage styles, or are you drawn to the cutting-edge trends? Let your personality shine through your frames!

5. Color Me Happy: Don't underestimate the power of color! Black is always chic, but don't be afraid to experiment with tortoiseshell, tortoise, or even a pop of pink or blue. Choose colors that complement your skin tone and eye color, making you look and feel radiant.

6. Comfort is King (or Queen): No matter how fabulous they look, uncomfortable frames are a recipe for headaches and frustration. Make sure your chosen frames sit comfortably on your nose and ears, don't pinch or slip, and feel light on your face.

7. Trust Your Optom and Your Gut: Our friendly optometrists at Northmead Health Centre are your frame fairy godmothers (or fathers)! They'll not only ensure your glasses are the right prescription, but also offer expert advice on styles that flatter your face and suit your lifestyle. Don't be afraid to ask for their opinion and trust their expertise.

8. Have Fun! Choosing glasses should be an enjoyable experience. Play around with different styles, take selfies, and get a friend's opinion. Remember, your glasses are an extension of you, so have fun expressing yourself!

Bonus tip: Don't forget to factor in your budget! Northmead Health Centre offers a wide range of frames to suit all styles and budgets, so you're sure to find your perfect match without breaking the bank.

So, there you have it! With these tips and the guidance of our amazing optometrists, you'll be strutting out of Northmead Health Centre with a pair of glasses that not only help you see clearly, but also make you feel confident, stylish, and utterly frame-tastic!