If your recent visit with your eye doctor resulted in a new prescription for glasses, it is important that you find the perfect frames and choose the correct coating that will suit all of your needs. The following guidelines will help you find a good pair of glasses that will not only look stylish, but also solve your optical issues.

Have a Current Prescription

It is imperative that you have a current lens prescription before you start looking at new frames. Due to the fact your eyes can change from year to year, holding onto an outdated prescription can be risky, and may end up doing more harm than good. A good optometrist will recommend that you have your eyes checked annually, and will be more than happy to accommodate your busy schedule. Always have your prescription filled as soon as possible to ensure you have the proper corrective lenses.

Do Your Research

Once you have your updated prescription it is important that you research your potential frames thoroughly. Your optometry centre should have staff on hand that can give you recommendations as to what looks best, as well as which frames are made to last, and which frames have a classic look that will never go out of style. They should also ask you several questions about your lifestyle to find out what kind of lens coatings will best suit you such as a non-reflective lens coating or even transition lenses.

Understanding what each feature or coating can do for your lenses will help you decide which ones will serve a purpose and which ones are unnecessary. Remember, when purchasing glasses it is always best to invest a fair amount of money, as they will last you a long time, and they do make your day to day life easier.

Find Your Look

You can always search online to find a look you like, but the staff at your optometry centre should always lend a hand, as they know what looks good, and have plenty of professional experience in helping people find the perfect pair of frames. With so many options available it is always nice to have a professional, second opinion.
It’s also extremely important to keep a budget in mind, as you can always find reasonably priced eyewear and eyewear packages at certain optometry centres. At Laurier Optical Innes Road we like to accommodate all of our clients and offer many frames in a variety of prices making sure we have something to suit any budget.

Customer Service

Good customer service is key when looking to purchase new glasses, as those who help you will be with you every step of the way from looking at new frames, to fitting them properly so they don’t fall off your face. A good optometry centre will also be more than willing to help you if a screw comes loose, a lens becomes scratched, or if the frames become crooked.

At Laurier Optical Innes Road all adjustments, repairs and cleanings are complementary to our clients.