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    Selecting new eyeglass frames is not an easy task for most people.  Do you want a bold or subtle frame?  Do you like modern lines or a retro look?  Where will you be wearing your new frames?  What colors work best with your skin color and hair tones?  What is the shape of your face?   Do you like your current frames?  Do your frames fit your face?

    So many choices to make.  This is when an experienced optician is absolutely necessary.  You may not even know why frames do not look good on you or they may be uncomfortable.  Doug Wohl is highly skilled and an expert in fitting your eyewear will be able to hone in quickly on the eyeglasses that are most suitable.

    How to Judge Fit and Comfort Research conducted by the eyewear industry indicates that women pay more attention to how eyeglasses appear on their face, while men are more interested in how they feel and fit. Yet even if looks are your primary concern, if your eyeglasses aren’t comfortable – you won’t be pleased for long.  Wohl Optics considers your long-term wearing comfort, style, features and function when suggesting a new pair of eyeglasses. Eyeglasses become as unique as you.

    Frame Fit Guidelines

    • Frames should be wide enough for your face and not too snug on sides of your head.
    • The edges of your eyeglasses should extend beyond the sides of your face. This ensures that the temples won’t press in on your head as they rest on your ears.
    • The curves at the end of each temple should go past your ear without pushing down on it. If they don’t, then the temples aren’t long enough.
    • The built-in nose piece or silicone nose pads should fit comfortably and firmly, without pinching the bridge of your nose. Silicone nose pads can generally be adjusted.
    • Your glasses should be able to stay in place when you move your head. Bend over to touch the floor. Make sure that your glasses don’t slip off.

    Is One Pair of Eyeglasses Enough? Take a look at your closet. You likely own more than one pair of shoes, right? Unless you are on a very tight budget, more than one pair of eyeglasses is not a luxury. Eyewear is a fashion accessory, and the same pair may not be appropriate for all parts of your lifestyle. Just like your clothing, your eyeglass needs differ for home, work and social occasions. Most people need more than one pair of glasses, such as one for everyday wear, computer eyeglasses, reading glasses and another for outdoor activities. Having different style frames for different activities and moods makes wearing glasses fun. If owning one pair is enough for you, then choose frames that you love and feel good about no matter what you’re wearing or where you go. These eyeglasses will be on your face constantly, so take your time and pick a style that fits your unique personality and vision requirements.

    Fitting your glasses is an important part of looking your best and seeing your best. Our specialists will ensure that each part of your eyeglass fitting works to give you the look and vision you deserve. Call our optical team today at 215-443-7706 to learn more about how we can help you fit your next pair of glasses. 

  • Why Frame Fit is Important

    The style of the glasses you choose will help you look your best.  But, the fit of your glasses is just as important. This is why it is so important to try on frames before buying. Ordering online could be an expensive mistake.

    • Glasses that do not fit properly can look out of place and detract from your appearance.
    • Glasses with a poor fit can be uncomfortable. they can press uncomfortably against your ears, slide down your nose, and fall off or pinch the bridge of your nose. I have seen so many people wearing distance glasses at the tip of their nose.
    • When your glasses are uncomfortable, you are not going to wear them as often as you should. And if you are not wearing your glasses as prescribed, you are putting your vision at risk, and possibly your safety and the safety of those around you.
    • If your glasses do not fit as they should, they may not be correcting your vision properly. This is particularly important with bifocals and progressive lenses
  • How To Determine the Best Frame for You
    1. What is your Face Shape?   See Frame Guide - How to Choose the Best Glasses for your Face Shape
    2. What is your Face Size?
    3. What is your Skin Tone or Coloring?
    4. What is your Lifestyle?
    5. Do the Frames Fit Your Personality?

    Design, material and treatments are the three components that make up a pair of prescription lenses. It is important to select the right combination of these elements for your particular visual needs and to always consult your eye care professional.

    When choosing a frame, the shape and size of the frame should enhance the color of your eyes, complement your skin tone and play up the best features of your face shape.  

    With all the choices available, the experience can be daunting without the right guidance. Our experienced specialists are here to help you. (Ask for Doug Wohl)

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