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5 Items to Consider When Selecting Eyewear

Choosing the right eyewear can be difficult because there are many options. At JJ’s Discount Eyewear in Oneota, AL, we want to make the decision easier by providing you some insight on what to keep in mind when making your purchase. After a readthrough, visit us for a consultation and let us help you find the right glasses for you.


1. Face Shape

The shape of your face is an important factor when choosing eyeglasses. Generally, there are four main types of face shapes: oval, round, square, and heart-shaped. To figure out your type, look straight in the mirror and observe its outline. Your glasses should ideally fit the contours of your face. You can also seek professional assistance from our experienced eye doctors on which glasses would be best for your shape.

2. Lens Type

The type of lens that you choose is also crucial when selecting eyewear. Your final decision can depend on your lifestyle, visual needs, and preferences. Those with refractive errors like nearsightedness or farsightedness may choose single-vision lenses. You may also go with multifocal lenses, which help to see easily at various distances. Progressive lenses are also available for those who want no visible lines within their lenses and that provide a natural vision.

3. Frame Material and Style

Another primary factor in purchasing eyewear is the frame material and style. Frames are designed with various materials, including metal, plastic, and titanium that can provide comfort, durability, and strength. You might also select a frame style that enhances your facial features. Cat-eye frames are perfect for round faces, while a rectangular frame looks best on oval and heart-shaped faces.

4. UV Light Protection

When selecting your glasses, you might consider a pair that can protect your eyes from UV light. Since UV light can cause damage to the cornea and even cause cataracts, it’s important to select a pair that come with frames that can block out the rays. For assurance, you will find a “UV400” or “100% UVA/UVB Protection” label on the glasses that provide protection.

5. Budget

Your budget plays a crucial role in selecting eyewear and helps to narrow down your search. Our chiropractors can work with you to find a pair of glasses that will help you see more clearly while still within your budget. No matter which you ultimately decide on, they’ll have features to help navigate daily activities and you can speak with our chiropractors about any warranties that may be available for the selected pair.

Visit us for an Eye Exam

JJ’s Discount Eyewear in Oneota, AL, is committed to helping our patients with finding eyeglasses that can help them see more clearly and that suit their budget. Visit us today for an eye exam and to see the wide selection that we offer!

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