We understand that purchasing eyewear can be a daunting task for some…but it doesn’t have to be. At Artisan Optics, our opticians are specifically trained in both the technical aspect of eyewear selection as well as style and color analysis. This means we can offer you as much help as you’d like and discuss the technical considerations for your particular prescription.
When purchasing a new pair of glasses, there is much to consider. The three most important considerations are fit, form and function and it is always a good idea to have the assistance of a qualified optician.
It takes the expert eye of a trained professional optician to correctly evaluate fit. Proper fit contributes to how well you will see out of your new glasses. A poor fit also means that the frame is likely to cause pressure or sore spots which can result in headaches or neck pain. A poor fit can also mean that the frame will not stay in position, or hold the adjustment, which can alter your vision. This too can cause blurry vision and headaches.
This is an important factor when considering the desired use and expectations of the individual. Proper frame selection is determined by both the prescription and the intended use. Consideration is given to the width of the frame, depth of the lens area, degree of frame front wrap, contour of the brow line, hinge construction and more. That’s why it is important to consult with an expert optician when choosing a frame.
This is different from frame form, as frame function is all about performance. Our expert opticians evaluate both the performance of the frame and the lenses with regard to end-result expectations. The frame and lenses are carefully selected to work in unison to provide optimum vision and day to day comfort. Even a doctor’s most accurate prescription can be compromised by making a poor frame choice or using the incorrect type of lens design.
Eyewear, frames and lenses, is a technologically advanced purchase even though much attention is given to selecting a flattering frame style. That’s why, at Artisan Optics, our opticians do the work for you. We help you choose a frame that flatters your face shape and skin tone, and we guide you through the process of lens selection. Our goal, as we work side by side with you, is to help you make an informed decision as you purchase your perfect pair of glasses.