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Tips for Choosing Prescription Eyewear from Ophthalmologist Dr. Mark Hornfeld

When purchasing eyeglasses, your vision prescription is only part of the equation. Your eyewear choice speaks volumes about your unique personality. Choose a type of eyewear that expresses your personality and complements your facial features. The staff at your ophthalmologist’s office can help you make a selection if you have trouble deciding.

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Consider Your Style

Your eyeglasses should match your typical clothing preferences. Consider whether you prefer classic, casual, or glamorous styles. You might favor dramatic, bold clothing choices with bright colors and asymmetrical designs, and your eyeglasses can incorporate the same look. You should select glasses that will not only improve your vision, but also complement your style.

Match the Eyewear to Your Face Shape

Consider your facial shape when you’re trying on eyeglass frames at the ophthalmologist’s office. If you have a round face, you can select a narrow, rectangular shape to make your face appear more angular. Balance out an oval face with frames that are at least as wide as the widest area of the face. Try frames with narrow, oval lenses if you have a square face.

Select a Complementary Color

Consider your eye color, hair color, and skin tone when selecting frames. You might choose frames that are the same color as your eyes or that are a complementary tone, such as copper frames for blue eyes. If you have darker hair, try on frames with bolder colors. If you’re blonde, darker frames can offer a visually pleasing contrast.

Evaluate Materials for the Frames

If you favor bold colors and designs, consider choosing laminated zyl frames. This lightweight material is cost-effective and available in a nearly limitless range of colors and designs. On the other hand, if you’re prone to breaking your frames, select metal frames that offer greater durability.

At the ophthalmology office of Dr. Mark Hornfeld in New York City, we offer a range of eyewear to suit every personality. Our friendly staff will discuss the benefits of each type of frame and introduce you to various styles. Contact Vista Laser Vision today at (212) 580-8881 or visit our website to learn more about our ophthalmology services, including corrective vision procedures.