How To Select The Best Frames For Your Prescription
One glance at our vast eyewear catalogue will give you an idea of how varied eyewear choices can be! Endless options and diverse designs are great from a fashion perspective. However, they can make it all the more confusing to choose the right frame for your prescription - especially when shopping online!
Not every frame type and shape will work with every kind of lens. Thus, knowing which type of frame will provide effective vision correction and comfortable wearability is critical.
Read on to discover how to select the best pair of frames to suit your visual needs!
If you have high negative power, i.e. you have a power higher than -6, choose frames with thicker rims, such as eyeglasses made in cellulose acetate. Lenses with high negative power are thinner in the middle and thicker towards the edges. Thus, cellulose acetate frames are an ideal choice for such a visual need. High-index lenses coupled with slender frames of spectacles made in metal help in avoiding the obsolete ‘coke-bottle' effect.
Style With JJ: Our trendy transparent acetates are a cool and skin-friendly choice for those with a high negative power. If you want to keep your look versatile, go for a chic grey-tone, classic clear frame or duo-toned transparents. Wear these eyeglasses for women and men with casual classics like denim pants, linen separates and loungewear.
If you need single-vision reading glasses, go for frames that are shorter vertically and broader horizontally. These provide a wider field of view for reading and are great for those who need zero power computer eyeglasses too! Opt for lighter frames made in titanium, ultem and stainless steel to work or read at length without feeling the weight on your nose!
Style With JJ: Check out our Titanium Flex range for interesting textures and classic options in this frame type. The collection blends high strength and extreme flexibility, making these frames difficult to break - even when you leave them lying around! Don these to up-style your workwear, formal outfits and smart-casuals.
When you require prescription glasses with more than one power, i.e. if you need bifocal, progressive or multifocal lenses; pick taller full-rimmed frames. These comfortably accommodate each of your powers without compromising your field of vision. Opting for full-rimmed frames with ergonomic, adjustable nose-pads can provide an optimum visual experience for those who need bifocals. You can also go for half-rimmed frames if you need progressive lenses, as these facilitate a border-free visual experience.
Style With JJ: Our Supreme Steel and Pro-Titanium collections feature taller designs with ample surface area for all your visual needs! These designs are high-fashion, featherlight and oversized enough for pleasant wearability. Remember to check our sizing chart and ensure you pick frames that are greater than 28mm in height!
Slender metal frames are an ideal choice if you have high positive power, i.e. you are far-sighted. Lenses with high positive power are thicker in the middle and thinner around the edges due to their convex shape. Thus, wearing slender frames of spectacles made of metal play a significant role in avoiding the bug-eyed effect. Go for sleek, 100% stainless steel frames if you need a lightweight and durable pair of eyeglasses. If you would like to opt for something with higher performance and long-lasting corrosion resistance, titanium eyeglasses are ideal for you.
Style With JJ: Browse our ultra-sleek Pro-Titanium Collection for eyewear that’s utilitarian and stylish. Our full-rimmed titanium range features trendy hues and glamorous metallics, perfect for pairing with retro outfits, y2k looks, classic workwear and formal ensembles!
Rimless and half-rimmed frames of glasses are perfect for those who need an extremely lightweight and comfy eyewear option. If you have a low single-vision prescription, these are perfect for you! Offering a seamless look, rimless and half-rim frames are the ideal eyewear companion for comfort seekers. Work away for long hours by opting for rimless glasses with BLU computer lenses for a safe and weightless experience. Give your work wardrobe an edge with ultra-sleek half-rimmed glasses as well!
Style It With JJ: Our half-rim and rimless collections feature slender end-pieces, sleek metallic details and stylish shapes. These give the wearer a subtle yet sharp look. Wear these beauties with your business formals, smart-casuals and workwear ensembles to look put-together at all times!
When it comes to style, there are no hard and fast rules. However, when it comes to technical details, it's vital to keep the specifics in mind. When you select the most suitable frame type for your lenses, it makes for an effortless and comfortable visual experience!
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