How to Choose Reading Glasses?
In this section, we will show you some tips for choosing reading glasses.
Find the right power. When choosing reading glasses, finding the right power would be the most important thing. All reading glasses will have signs or stickers indicating their power. In most cases, they will range from +1 to +4 diopter, in increments of +0.25. So, when choosing reading glasses, try the lowest power first.
Test-drive the glasses. If you have brought reading material with you, try reading it at a comfortable length. If you hold the material too far out to be able to read it, you should increase the power. Keep testing the differences powers until can read clearly at the distance that’s more comfortable for you.
Choose big frames the first time. When choosing reading glasses, you can choose the big frames for the first time. You may need larger glasses frames or lenses to really get the sweet spot of where the prescription is.
And if you have never worn glasses for eye conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, it is likely you will be able to see well with non-prescription reading glasses. So, you can buy these non-prescription reading glasses.
Progressive lenses and single vision lenses
Single vision lenses are the most commonly used prescription lenses. This lens type has a single field of view or a prescription ability of the entire lens and can be used to correct myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (supervision).
Progressive multifocal lenses are lenses with different upper and lower powers for the upper part to see far, and the lower part to see near. The distance from the fixed power above the lens to the fixed power below the lens does not change suddenly, but there is a gradual transition between the two through the gradual change in refractive power.
This unique pattern is the perfect choice for those who want to wear tops and jackets of any color. They fit almost any color. Tortoise glasses come in many colors, and this stylish pattern has a wide palette, so there's no need to worry about skin and hair color. If you want to keep up with current eyewear trends, unique-patterned tortoiseshell glasses are your best bet.
Semi-Rimless Frame Glasses
Half-rim spectacle frames replace part of the spectacle frames with nylon wire, giving people the feeling of bottomless frames. It is lighter and looks more chic and firm. If you are a highly myopic friend, choose a pair of half-rim glasses, which can not only reduce the load on the bridge of your nose but also look more fashionable. Half-rim glasses are the first choice for men in the workplace, and they are more mature and stable.
An oval face fits all frames.
It is still expensive to get glasses, so it is best to know what shape you are suitable for before getting glasses. A suitable pair of glasses frame, not only can make the vision more clear but can increase the appearance. There are different tips and methods for choosing glasses for different face types. Glasses can not only assist myopia, but play the role of modifying the face, so how should different face types choose suitable glasses?
If you have an oval face, you should be lucky to have a uniform shape that allows you to pull off all frames. The widest part of this face is located in the front part and moves smoothly to the forehead and the sides of the chin. Due to uniform proportion, the face has no special defect to cover.
Why should you choose thin lenses?
Regular lenses are great for low-prescription people, but for high-prescription people, high-prescription regular lenses are too thick and heavy, making them unattractive and have a poor wearing experience. For high-prescription people, we recommend that they choose thin lenses with a high refractive index because they are lighter and more attractive to wear. For any astigmatism above +3.00, we recommend 1.67 or 1.74 refractive index lenses because these lenses are aspherical in design, which means they are thinner, flatter, and lighter than standard spherical lenses, which reduces the magnification of your eyes to other people.
Limitations of NXT lenses
NXT lenses made from Trivex can't be cut by means of traditional edge cutting ways, requiring certain edge grinders, which has caused some problems for retail stores. Therefore, now NXT lenses are more used in some glasses, like sunglasses, protective goggles, and so on.