As people usually recognize you by your face, eyeglasses are a real part of your identity, whether you wish to look sophisticated, youthful, style-conscious,...

wear-reading-glassesAs people usually recognize you by your face, eyeglasses are a real part of your identity, whether you wish to look sophisticated, youthful, style-conscious, conservative and fun-loving, the right eyewear can help you in shaping how people perceive you. And when you prefer to wear a pair of sunglasses with hidden reading lenses for whatever you do, this also says something about you.

Certainly, you can get a random pair of eye glasses from a drugstore rack and just hope for the best. However, there is a tried-and-true system to choosing the right eye glasses to wear. Here are some tricks to choose readers that are best suited to your style and needs.

Begin With the Strength

You can find reading glasses in various strengths that could increase by .25 diopters. Instead of just guessing which one will best work for you, you can consider a diopter test. And remember to take off your current glasses before you take the test.

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Select the Right Kind of Lens

For reading and long stretches, full frame lenses are best. Half frames which perch lower in the nose let you easily switch between reading and focusing on an object further away that can look blurry in full frame glasses. Also you could have a pair of bifocals to get the best of both worlds. Bifocals combined reading lenses at the bottom with the top having a clear glass.

Look For a Frame for Your Face Shape

You will want reading glasses that can flatter and function. This is possible if you select the right frame shape for your face. If you have an oval face, nearly any style frames would look great on you. Round, heart shape and square faces need to work a little harder. Look for a guide for face shapes and glasses to help you in making a fashionable choice.

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Make Them Last

Do not store reading glasses in a case so they don’t get scratched. Do not put them on or take them off using one hand because this can stress the hinges more than when you slip them on and off using both hands. Also when you put them on top of your head or out of the way, the frames will be stretched and bent out of shape. You don’t want to be looking for your glasses later.

Michel Lean