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Looking For Glasses? Why Is It Best To Involve A Professional

Read our latest article to find out why we recommend using a professional when searching for glasses. 

However, selecting the right pair of glasses can take time and effort. After all, so many products and brands are on offer, meaning it can be hard work trying to decide what is best for your specific needs.


That's why you must involve an experienced professional when looking for glasses - they will walk through the entire process with you to ensure maximum satisfaction!


Read on as our team of professionals here at Goldsmith & Harvey discuss why involving a specialist makes all the difference.



Why Do Your glasses Need To Fit Properly? 

Properly fitting glasses are essential for several reasons. First, they ensure that the lenses are correctly positioned to correct vision. Second, they prevent discomfort and headaches caused by ill-fitting frames that put pressure on the face or ears.


Finally, properly fitting glasses can also help prevent damage to the frames and lenses as they will not constantly slide or shift on the face.



Why Get A Professional To Fit Your New Glasses? 

Getting a professional to fit your new glasses is recommended for several reasons. First, a professional will have the training and experience to correctly measure and adjust the frames to fit your face shape and features. They will also be able to ensure that the lenses are correctly aligned with your eyes, which is critical for optimal vision correction.


A professional can also help to ensure that the frames are comfortable and will not cause any pressure points or discomfort. They can also make adjustments if necessary.


Furthermore, a professional can recommend the right frames and lens options if you have any specific needs, such as progressive lenses, high prescriptions, or a specific sport or outdoor activity.


Getting a professional to fit your new glasses can ensure they are comfortable and properly aligned and provide the best vision correction possible.



How Do You Know Your Glasses Fit Properly? 

There are several key factors to consider when it comes to ensuring that your glasses fit properly.


First, the frames should fit comfortably on your face. They should be the right size for your face shape, and the nose pads should be adjusted so that the frames sit comfortably on your nose without slipping or causing pressure. The frames should also fit snugly but not tightly on your ears, and the earpieces should not cause discomfort or leave marks on your skin.


Second, the lenses should be appropriately aligned with your eyes. The top of the lens should be positioned at or slightly above your eyebrow, and the lenses should be centred in front of your eyes. This is important for optimal vision correction, as misaligned lenses can cause double vision, headaches, and other issues.


Third, when you move your head or look in different directions, your glasses should stay in place and not slide down your nose or shift on your face. This is important for comfort and safety, as ill-fitting glasses can distract your vision.


Finally, it would help if you did not experience any visual distortion or glare when looking through your glasses. Various factors, including lens thickness, coatings, and frame type, can cause this.


It is important to note that even with a proper fit, some people may experience discomfort or other issues. This could be due to the prescription, lens type, or frame design. If this happens, it's best to consult a professional to find the best solution.



What Happens If You Don’t Have The Right Glasses? 

If you don't have the right glasses prescription, your vision can be affected in several ways. Depending on the degree and type of refractive error you have, you may experience the following:


Blurred vision: Objects may appear fuzzy or unclear, making it difficult to see fine details or read the small print.


Eyestrain: Constantly squinting or straining your eyes to see can lead to headaches and fatigue.


Difficulty with specific tasks: Driving, playing sports, or using a computer can be more challenging without the correct glasses.


Double vision or ghosting: If you have a condition such as astigmatism or presbyopia, you may see multiple images of the same object or have a "shadow" image.


Inability to see at night: If you have an issue with night vision, you may find it challenging to drive at night or see objects in low light conditions.


It is essential to visit an eye doctor regularly to check your vision and ensure that your glasses prescription is up to date. Not only will this help you see more clearly and comfortably, but it can also help to prevent more severe vision problems from developing.



Choose Goldsmith & Harvey To Help Find The Right Glasses Today!

Choosing suitable eyeglasses is essential for both your vision and your appearance. With so many different shapes, colours, and glasses styles available, it can be overwhelming to pick the perfect pair. 


That's why Goldsmith & Harvey offers complimentary in-store consultations with one of our expert stylists. Our stylists will help you find a pair of glasses that fit your face shape, complement your features, and work with your style. 


And because we carry such a wide selection of designers, we're sure to have the perfect pair of glasses for everyone. Contact Goldsmith & Harvey today to schedule a consultation at one of our convenient locations.


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Bristol, BS30 7DY

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