Thanks to upgrades in lens technology, NOVA Vision Center is able to offer different types of lens materials, coatings, and frames for your eyeglasses. With so many options to choose from, picking your perfect specs can be challenging. To help you, your dependable eye doctor discusses the key factors to consider when making your decision:
Your Current Eye Health and Lifestyle
Performing a comprehensive eye exam is a priority when buying your eyeglasses. This allows us to measure your eyes’ sharpness, establishing your refractive error and its degree of severity. This serves as our guide in determining the lens type and prescription you need. Your trusted eye doctor may also ask about your lifestyle to determine if you’ll be needing any special coatings, like UV- or blue-light protective layers.
Your Facial Contour
We suggest picking frames that are in contrast with your prominent features to add balance to your face. People with square-shaped faces, for example, tend to look best with round or oval frames to soften their strong jaws and cheekbones, while people with rounder faces may look better with rectangular frames.
Your Skin Color
Consider your complexion as well when selecting your eyeglasses. Neutral or earth-colored frames tend to complement warm undertones, while jewel tones complement those with cool skin complexions.
Your eye and hair color matters too. Bring out your eyes’ natural color by pairing them with frames of a similar hue. If you want to stand out from the crowd, we suggest trying frames in contrasting hue from your hair color.
More than a vision correction option, your choice of eyeglasses is also a way of expressing yourself. Reveal your creative style by donning specs with a unique shape or with bold, vivid colors. We also offer classic styles for an elegant and timeless appeal.
If you need help looking, call us at (703) 291-0080 or complete our form to schedule a visit. We serve Falls Church and Arlington, VA.