Reading Glasses - Choosing The Perfect Pair

Do you remember when there was only one choice for reading glasses? and that choice was, well, unflattering? The times have changed and with all the colors, sizes and shapes available, finding reading glasses you like is actually fun. And given all our busy lifestyles, one pair is not enough. So how do you pick the right pair of readers?

Of course you need to know the power of lens you need. You can get this by asking your eye care provider or by using a downloadable eye chart which can be found at many online boutiques.

Now for the style of reader, think about where you plan on wearing them. Will you wear them only at work? Will you want that same pair at home? Perhaps you prefer to have a separate pair for different tasks. Many people choose to have a pair that they carry around with them, and always leave another pair near the computer or their end-table. You are more likely to purchase a specific style if you plan on wearing them in public V. a pair that you will only plan on wearing to read the morning paper. If you plan on carrying them around in your pocket, briefcase, or purse; make sure that pair is durable enough to withstand the transportation. A matching case for your frames is always a good idea.

Next, consider the shape of your face. There are many ways to figure your overall face shape and different frames will flatter different face shapes. If you have a round face, you may consider a pair that will work with you curves. Now if your face is more angular, you might be happy with a design that will soften your lines. Some online boutiques, such as, offer consultation with optical professionals and style experts to help you find that exact style you are looking for.

Third, look for a hue that complements your skin tone as well as your hair. Frames come in a variety of patterns and colors, and selecting colors should be a lot of fun. Consider a whimsical pair; giving that extra splash of color. Remember, reading glasses are for intermittent use, so a pair that jazzes up your look is a great way to go. Not to mention they will become a conversation piece.
Considering these factors, you are sure to find some reading glasses you will absolutely love. Fun colors, new styles, bold looks, sleek sophistication; oh, the possibilities.

About the Author
Suzanne Hughes helps readers find designer reading glasses that work with their style. Visit her online reading glasses boutique for a full selection of designer frames.