November 2, 2011

4 Steps to Help You Choose the Right Reading Glasses {w/ giveaway}


As a lifelong glasses-wearer, I've consumed more than my fair share of glasses info and advice. Recently, my mom has been having trouble with her vision as well and has finally accepted that she needs reading glasses. Between my personal experience with glasses, helping my mom find reading glasses, and my day job as a writer for Reading Glasses Shopper, I feel as though I have a few glasses tips in my advice arsenal.

4 Steps to help you choose the right reading glasses:

1. Find your prescription.
This is easier than you might think. One way you can find your prescription is to go into the drug store and try on different pairs to see which one feels best. But the selection at the drug store isn’t always that great or stylish for that matter. There is a much easier way to figure out reading glasses' prescriptions with this print-out diopter chart. This chart is a great way to figure out if you need 1.00 reading glasses or 4.00 reading glasses.

2. Figure out your face shape to see what frame would fit best.

Different styles of frames look good on different shapes of faces. It is important to figure out what your face shape is to make sure that you have the most flattering frame style. Check out this guide on matching frame to face shape.

Another easy way to figure out the shape of your face is to stand in the mirror and outline your face with soap. Then step back and see which shape your face resembles the most. I have a roundish face so I always look for wider frames. It’s all a balancing act.

3. Figure out what colors look best on you.
Analyze your skin tone and really think about what colors look best on you. (Ehow has a great article on finding your skin tone season.) Your reading glasses are (obviously) on your face and people look at your face first. Make sure you don’t wear a pair of glasses that wash out your skin tone.
how to choose glasses complexion


Now I have a special offer for all of the Shady Lady's readers! As a writer for Reading Glasses Shopper, I am offering any pair of reading glasses in the store.

Thank you to Deb for letting me post today! Good luck! :)

Stacie Grissom is a writer for Reading Glasses Shopper where she writes about everything from eye health to how to fix your reading glasses. In her free time, she loves to work on her DIY blog, take photos with her collection of vintage cameras, and play with her three-legged dog, Bridget.

Thanks so much, Stacie! Your post was very informative. And we love giveaways. :)

To be eligible to win a free pair of reading glasses, just use the Rafflecopter entry method for your entries. If Rafflecopter isn't working for you, leave a blog comment with your entries and I'll take them into consideration when choosing a winner.

US only please. Giveaway ends midnight CST Sunday November 13. Good luck!


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