Getting your Eyeglasses Properly Fitted

Ensuring that your eyeglasses fit properly will help you to achieve your best vision yet. Eyeglass fittings require all of the proper steps be taken, in the correct order. If your eyeglasses do not fit properly, you may experience headaches, nausea and compromised vision. Visit a seasoned optometrist in your area to enhance your ability to see.

The Step-by-Step Process to Fitting your Eyeglasses

Step One: Eye Examination 

The first step to a proper eyeglass fitting is getting an eye exam and the right prescription. Your eye doctor will determine the severity of your prescription and the health of your eyes. A comprehensive eye exam is the best way to protect your eyes against strain and potential damage.

Step Two: Selecting your Eyeglass Frames 

You want to look and feel great in your glasses. When helping you to select your frames, your eye care professional will measure the frame size, bridge width, temple length, lens size, shape and overall fit to make sure that your eyeglasses will remain in the right position, enabling you to see without strain or constant adjustments.

Step Three: Securing your Best Sight with Additional Measurements 

In addition to the measurements of your facial structure, your eye care professional will measure the distance between your pupils (pupillary distance) and your optical centres. These measurements help you to avoid eyestrain and discomfort.

The perfect fit is especially important when you have two different prescriptions. Your eye doctor will ensure that the magnification is correct by properly fitting the curve of your lenses.

Step Four: Choosing your Lenses 

Get the right tint, lens and coating to get your best vision. Work with your eye doctor to determine what type of lens will best suit your lifestyle and eye care needs.

Step Five: Ongoing Adjustments 

Don’t be shy when it comes to eye care. Visit your optometrist whenever you feel as though your eyeglasses are not giving you optimal eyesight. Eye care professionals can readjust the fit of your eyeglasses to help them retain their perfect measurements.

If you think you may need glasses or you want to upgrade your current pair, contact 360 Eyecare – Metro in downtown Toronto for exceptional eye care and eyewear at a family-oriented clinic.