What to Expect During Eyeglass Fittings
Your optician near Columbia offers eyeglass fittings to ensure the proper fit for your needs.
Are you looking for the perfect pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses? Here at Ingram Comprehensive Eye Care, PA, we dispense custom prescription lenses and can help you find the perfect frames to fit your face and your lifestyle.
Eyeglasses and Prescription Sunglasses
At Ingram Comprehensive Eye Care, PA, we can help you find the right sunglasses and eyeglasses for your face so that you can see clearly and keep harmful UV rays away from your eyes. Once you’ve chosen the perfect frames, Dr. Benjamin Ingram will make sure your lenses have the correct coatings, like anti-glare or anti-reflective coatings, scratch resistance, anti-fog, and UV blocking coatings, so that you can see clearly and avoid incidental lens damage from accidentally dropping your glasses or from frequent cleaning of the lenses.
Getting the Perfect Glasses Fit
Dr. Ingram can help you find the right style of frames for your face shape, best color for your skin tone and the best frame width so that your glasses or sunglasses are comfortable. It all starts with finding the right size glasses for your face in millimeters.
The fit width includes the width of the left and right lenses along with the bridge. A narrow fit number is 117mm or less. A medium width number typically ranges from 118 to 124mm, and a wide width is anything over 124mm.
If you aren’t sure what width you need, Dr. Ingram can measure across your eyes in order to help determine the correct frame width.
Choosing the Correct Frame Shape
The next step to getting the best eyeglass frames for your needs involves looking at the shape of your face. This is because certain styles of frames will look better on certain facial shapes.
For example, if you have a square shape, Dr. Ingram recommends choosing frames with oval, round or wayfarer shaped lenses. If you have a heart-shaped face, we recommend cat-eye, rectangle or wayfarer shaped lenses.
Choosing the Right Frame Color
Lastly, it’s time to choose the best frame color for your skin tone. Of course, you can always choose a color or a print pattern that best matches your unique style, but certain frame colors look better on certain skin tones than others.
For example, if you have a darker skin tone, we typically recommend light-colored frames, like white, silver and gold. If you are pale or have a very light skin tone, we typically recommend neutral or warm colors, including brown, tan or black.
Getting New Prescription Eyeglasses and Sunglasses with Dr. Ingram
Once you have the perfect frames for your lifestyle and facial shape, Dr. Ingram will create your prescription glasses and sunglasses lenses out of your preferred material. Most individuals choose polycarbonate lenses or high-index lenses to go with their frames. This is because they are lighter and offer better longevity than plastic or glass lenses.
Of course, we often recommend anti-reflective coatings for polycarbonate and high-index lenses because they tend to reflect more light than glass or plastic. If you’d prefer glass or plastic lenses, we recommend scratch-resistant coatings.
Once you’ve chosen the details of your lenses, our optician will create your lenses with your prescription and fit them into your new frames. Then, we will test the fit of your glasses and make any necessary adjustments to ensure they are completely comfortable and do not slide or move while you are wearing them.