Grande Prairie Optical Specialist – Marco Keller

Today, we’re going to talk about eyeglass frames.

Like jewelry, eyeglass frames are available in an array of different colors, shapes and materials; the vast selection alone can make choosing a new pair of frames overwhelming. As consumers we tend to compare frame pricing to similar styles and colors; often forgotten is the actual frame quality and unfortunately, low quality frames, like costume jewelry, can be hard to recognize.

Remember, cheaper isn’t always better when it comes to eyeglass frames. Like costume jewelry, low quality frames are made from cheap materials designed to imitate high quality. Low-grade plastic frames, for example, discolor in the sun; while inferior metal frames often contain nickel alloys that can cause skin discoloration and irritation; some discount frame options on-line contain lead paint that could cause serious health implications.

The best way to determine the quality of a frame is by the feel of them in your hand. It’s not just a matter of appearance; good quality frames feel strong and will hold their shape. Ask yourself the following questions: Does the frame feel solid? Or does it rattle? When you exercise the hinges do they move smoothly? Or is there increase friction throughout the bend?  And does the frame include complementary aftercare such as adjustments and nose pad replacements?

The most important part of buying your new eyeglasses is finding an Optician; Opticians, like myself, will provide you with free, no obligation information and advice. We are trained to design, verify and fit eyeglass lenses and frames to correct eyesight. Have questions? Please stop by iSee Optical; we would love the opportunity to meet you.

103 10712 78 Ave 587-298-2020

www.iseeoptical.ca