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6 things to consider when choosing eyeglass frames

Choosing the perfect frames for your eyeglasses can be overwhelming. With numerous styles and brands available on the market, what should you consider when getting yourself a new pair?

Dr. Jesse Caguioa, Asian Eye Institute’s chief optometrist and low vision and rehabilitation expert, says that eyeglass wearers should consider these factors:

Style. Find the frames that best match your face shape and skin tone.

Price. Find what fits your budget. Make sure you’re getting the best value for your money.

Lifestyle. Do you play sports frequently, drive or do computer work? Using the right frames can make such activities easier or more convenient.

Materials. Are you getting metal or plastic frames? Are they lightweight and durable? Always compare the pros and cons before making a purchase.

Comfort. Check if the frames are lightweight, and if they fit your head correctly or put pressure on your temples, or if the shape at the nose bridge grips too tightly, making them difficult to wear.

Prescription. Unless you are going for thin and lightweight lenses, it is not advisable to get rimless or semi-rimless frames, especially if you have high eye grade.

Dr. Caguioa advises patients to know what they need and not just settle for stylish or lowpriced eyewear.

“The main reason you’re getting eyeglasses is to have clearer vision. If you’re disregarding important factors like your lifestyle and comfort, your eyeglasses won’t really be useful,” he says.

Asian Eye has trained optometrists to guide you and offer a wide variety of frames. Recently, it added more brands to its selection of frames. Patients can now choose from the new collection of Ray-Ban, Tory Burch, Coach, Bvlgari, Emporio Armani, Oliver Peoples, Paul Smith and Prada.

Kapamilya discount applies: 10% on all optical products. New brands are available at the Asian Eye Optical Dispensary in Rockwell Center. For more info, call 898-2020. (By Charizze Henson and Audrey Trinidad)