Choosing new glasses can be overwhelming

By Dr. Stephen Taylor, Optometrist

Question: I find the process of choosing new glasses quite overwhelming as there are so many options. Are you able to recommend specific shapes and styles that would work with my features?

Answer: Excellent question! We have a spectacular group of dispensers at our clinic with years of experience fitting patients into the right set of glasses. These professionals keep in mind face shape and size when choosing frame styles. If you feel overwhelmed, they can pick a selection of frames for you to try.

If you would like new glasses (or your Optometrist recommends

them after an exam) you will be introduced to a dispenser who can help you with this process. Sitting down with a dispenser is helpful

to explain your needs and personal style regarding the lens types and frames, compared to online ordering. It is also useful to establish

a comfortable price range with your dispenser, so they have further direction regarding what options to provide. From there, the try- on process begins. Once a frame is chosen, the topic will move to

lenses. A variety of additions can be made to your lenses such as transitions, blue light blockers, and reading power. The dispenser will then take a few measurements such as the distance between

your eyes, so the lenses sit correctly in your new frame. After this,

the hard work is done! The dispenser will put the order in and before you know it, you will have a new pair of glasses that is right for you.