So you’ve decided, you want a pair of glasses or contact lens.  Before you start out on your journey, here are some tips and reminders to keep in mind when you’re going through this process.

Get the Right Eye Specialist:

To start, you need to find an ophthalmologist or optometrist to give administer your eye exams.  Nowadays most eye exams are done by optometrists; regardless, these two providers will give you a detailed account of your exam.  During this exam, it is important to ask any questions you have since these professionals are qualified to give you the answers you seek.  And once you are done, remember to ask for your prescription, as you can take it with you to any optician to get you fitted for your glasses or contacts lens if you are not directed to one already.

Frames or Contacts: 

Next, comes what you need to consider what would work best for you; frames or contacts.  With so much to consider, its best to keep in mind your lifestyle here, contacts are good for practicality, but if you’d like some style you could stick with glasses; its all really up to you.  But remember, if you’re taking the glasses route, make sure those frames fit you for comfort in the longterm and that the lens delivers what your eyes need, such as certain lens coatings like glare reduction or if you need bifocals.  And of course, both are never a bad choice.

Quality Over Quantity:

Lastly, don’t waste your money on cheap glasses or contact lens.  There are many companies out there that are now fashioning out cheaper forms of eye wear.  This might be a good idea, but you need to understand that quality eye wear is for the good of your health rather than your wallet.  But if you are still on the fence, you can always seek out reviews of those products or ask your eye doctor.

These are only a few considerations for eye wear, but your thoughts shouldn’t stop here.  More research should always be done to ease your thoughts, but the most basic of considerations are always a good place to begin.