Choosing and Caring for your Eyeglasses
Want to know which eyeglasses suite your face the best? Chicago Eye Care Center is more than glad to help you out.
- Round and Oval Faces: Work well with geometric frames that create more definition. Try diamond or rectangular shaped frames
- Square Faces: Try rounded, cat eye, or oval frames that soften the angular features.
- Heart Shaped Faces: Go well with Aviator or geometric frames that widen at the bottom to add width to the lower part of the face
- Pear shaped Face: Work well with geometric frames that widen at the top to add width to the upper part of the face, such a geometric cat eye frame.
You might also want to think about what frame materials work best for you.
Yes everyone wants to select a frame that looks good, but you should keep in mind that your frame has to hold your lenses properly. Certain lenses work best with certain frame types, so before you buy eyeglasses, don’t forget to consult an optometrist. Chicago Eye Care Center has many such qualified professionals on board who can help you to select a frame that will work well with your prescription.
Now that you have chosen your frames, it is time to think about which lens types will work best for your life style:
Single Vision: Corrects one vision, like nearsightedness or farsightedness
Bifocal or Trifocal: Corrects more than one vision problem at the same time. These lenses have a line that differentiates the different prescriptions.
Multi-focal / Progressive:Corrects more than one vision problem at the same time. These lenses do not have a line that differentiates the different prescriptions.
Standard Plastic: A lens material that can be used for weaker prescriptions.
Polycarbonate/Impact Resistant: A lens material that is thinner then standard plastic lenses and resists cracking, making them a great option for children, sports and safety glasses.
High Index: A type of plastic lens material that is ideal for higher prescriptions.
- UV Protection: Harmful rays of the sun can damage your eyes. Make sure all your glasses, clear and sunglasses, block 100% of UVA and UVB rays.
- Anti-Reflection: Provides sharper, clearer images, decreasing glare from overhead lighting, computers, and while driving at night. It also reduces glare on your lenses, allowing people see your eyes instead of your lenses.
- Photochromic/ Transitions: Darken and lighten with the sun.
- Polarized: A type of lens used in sunglasses that reduces glare from reflective surfaces, such as water or snow.
Ask our professionals at CECC for help choosing lenses that will work well with your prescription!
Caring for your Eyeglasses
- Put on and remove your eyeglasses with both hands to prevent the stretching and misshaping the frames.
- Always wet your eyeglass lenses with an eyeglass cleaning solution or water and use a soft 100% cotton or micro-fiber cloth to dry your lenses.
- Never use household glass cleaner to clean your lenses.
- Keep your glasses in an eyeglass case when you are not using them.
- When you place your glasses on a table make sure your lenses are facing up so that you do not scratch the lenses.
- Take your glasses and sunglasses with you when getting out of the car. Extreme heat can damage your frames and lenses.
- Don’t adjust your glasses yourself.
Please make use of our complimentary eyeglass adjustments and cleanings. All-round service has always been our goal when it comes to your visual needs.