For anyone looking to find the right pair of glasses, the range of choice can be overwhelming; from simple, budget frames to designer offerings, there is something for every taste and every budget.
Although many people shy away from buying designer prescription glasses as they think this option will cost them a significantly large amount more money compared to their cheaper counterparts, this is not exactly the case and there are some compelling reasons why they may in fact be the ideal purchase.
Before we look at the advantages of investing in designer frames, however, it is worth bearing in mind that eye health is the top priority here, and some models of glasses – whether made by a famous label or not – will not be suitable for certain lenses. You optician is therefore the best person to advise on the right frame and lenses combination to meet your vision needs and tastes.
The first advantage of investing in designer prescription glasses is that these items are often not as expensive as one might think. Although frame by frame the costs can seem a little expensive, there are many other factors to take into account before determining the true total price of the piece of eye wear that you choose.
The first of these is due to the fact that, as mentioned previously, your choice of frames will often depend on the type of lens that you have to wear. Some people require very thick lenses, which makes them entirely unsuitable for thin frames, whereas thick frames can look odd with thinner lenses.
On top of this, you may require extras on your lenses that can push up the cost in certain instances, such as the thinning of lenses, adding a scratchiness and much more. All of these extras will add to the total price of your pair of glasses, so calculate this carefully before making a decision.
It may be the case, for example, that you see two types of frames that you like, one of which will require you to pay a thin lenses supplement so they fit well within the frame. The other pair that you like – a designer pair – will not require you to pay this as thick lenses look great in them. In a case like this, designer prescription glasses might prove more cost effective.
Secondly, it is worth remembering that many of the national optician chains run regular promotions on their designer spectacles, meaning that is relatively easy to find a bargain whichever optician you choose.
Many of the offers that are regularly run include buying one pair and getting second one free of charge, or getting a premium kind of lenses with your purchase. This can, therefore, provide you with a fantastic opportunity to get some designer eye wear at a price that is much closer to the budget version.
Be careful, however, and only take up an offer if you think it is financially advantageous to you, or if you really like the frames on offer – you may not need two pairs of glasses but getting premium lenses for free could save you a large amount of money if these meet your needs and sight requirements.
Finally, the last benefit of investing in designer prescription glasses from retailer is that they are generally of a highly quality and more stylishness of the more budget models. If you really rely on your glasses or enjoy fashion, durability and style may be of key importance to you.
In these cases, spending a little extra on these premium frames could bring you a great deal of enjoyment and put your mind at ease regarding their longevity. If you do decide to go for the designer choice, however, make sure that you get your optician’s advice on what suits your face and style as well as meets your prescription needs.