Going to an optical shop and trying to find the right womens reading glasses for you can be a frustrating exercise and leave you pretty confused. Before going a getting submerged in the world of designer reading glasses, there are a few things you can do to cut down on the confusion and make choosing easier for you.
The first thing you need to do is decide what kind of look you are going in for. Do you want to go with your current look or would you like something that will create a new image of you. A simple pair of women’s reading glasses can work wonders. Do you want to spend on one top of the line expensive pair or would you like to buy two or three more economical designs that will give you a variety of looks, depending on which pair you are wearing?
This can be quite confusing, but going through style and fashion magazines prior to visiting the shop will give you a good idea of the different types of looks you can create by having different sets of reading glasses. Having decided on the look or looks you want to go in for, the next step will be to look at colors. It’s important that your glasses be coordinated with the correct coloring and the colors of the clothes they most often wear. Equally important is matching the style to the shape of your face. If all this seems like a complicated process, don’t worry.
Have your general concepts in mind before visiting the store and restrict your search for the right type of reading glasses to those types. And don’t worry, both designer makes and off the rack brands are available is such a variety of styles and colors that you are bound to find something that suits you.
Recent research shows that while men’s reading glasses are bought on the criteria of durability and fit, women’s are bought on the criteria of design and looks. That’s fair enough. But that does not mean that you should allow yourself to be talked into buying a nice looking but cheap pair that is going to fall to pieces in a couple of months. And since even low quality glasses can look good in the store, it’s always best to ask the optician for his advice and also to stick to known brands.
And even if you do not normally wear reading glasses for extended periods of time, do not take fit and comfort for granted. There may be occasions where you will have to wear them for hours on end and badly fitting glasses that make you look uncomfortable can ruin your image as much as the red welts the glasses leave on the bridge of your nose.