Un guide complet pour acheter des lunettesA complete guide to shop for eyeglasses

30 January 2024

Find out how to shop for eyeglasses with this complete step-by-step guide. Discover the best tips for selecting frames and lenses, and make your shopping experience smooth and seamless.

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Are you in the market for a pair of eyeglasses? It can be overwhelming to sort through all the choices that are available to you. In this guide, we will look at everything from frames to prescription to help you through your shopping process. Let’s walk through the steps, ensuring that you find the perfect pair that matches your style and needs.

Step 1: Get or know your prescription

Before you begin to shop for your eyeglasses, it’s important to know your prescription. Ask your optometrist for your most recent one. If you don’t have one, then begin by scheduling an eye exam in order to assess your eyesight. With your prescription in hand, you can begin to look for the right pair of glasses to suit your vision needs.

Step 2: Choose the right frame

Selecting the right frame is an important part of your shopping experience when choosing the ideal pair of eyeglasses for you. Here are some tips to keep top of mind:

  1. Style: Keep the shape of your face in mind as well as your personal style when picking your eyeglasses. Choose a pair that complements the shape of your face and your personality.
  2. Material: Frames are made from different materials. Whether it’s plastic, metal or acetate, choose the one that best suits you and your style.
  3. Size: It’s important to know the frame’s measurements (width, height and temple length) in order to ensure the perfect fit for your face. The last thing you want is an uncomfortable pair of eyeglasses.

Step 3: Pick the right lenses

Once you have picked your frame, it’s now time to choose the correct lenses. This is what you need to consider:

  1. Prescription: This is where your prescription from your optometrist is needed. Based on the details, the right lenses will be customized to your visual needs.
  2. Lens types: There are different types of lenses that are available to you, such as bifocal, progressive, and single vision. Pick the right one for you or make sure to speak to your optometrist if you are unsure of which one you need.
  3. Lens enhancements: Other options to enhance your lenses are also available and worth considering. Features like anti-reflective coating, scratch resistance, and UV protection, can expand the lifespan of your eyeglasses and improve your visual experience.

Step 4: Take care of your eyeglasses

To ensure a longer lifespan for your eyeglasses, it’s important to take good care of them

  1. Keep them clean: Clean your glasses regularly by using an appropriate cleaning solution with a microfiber cloth on your lenses. Avoid using an abrasive type of cloth in order to prevent any scratches to the lenses.
  2. Keep them stored: When you are not using your glasses,store them in a protective casing to prevent accidental damage.
  3. Keep them away from extremes: Avoid exposing your eyeglasses to extreme temperatures as this can damage the frame and lenses.

You’ve now navigated the steps needed to shop for your eyeglasses, a task that doesn’t have to be daunting. By considering frames, lenses, and care, you are sure to find the perfect pair for you. LE LUNETIER provides all that, along with convenience, a vast selection of eyeglasses, and professionals who are ready to help you confidently find the perfect pair of eyeglasses that combines style and functionality.