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Choosing eyeglass frames? 4 factors you must consider

  • Highlights

  • Choose eyeglasses as per your lifestyle and activities you perform often

  • First choose your lenses and then the frame that is compatible with it

  • Consider your face shape and your personality when selecting a frame

If you need to wear prescription glasses, buying a pair of spectacles is an important investment, and one you should make after careful consideration. Since it will determine your comfort through the day and quality of vision, taking the time to find a pair that is just right for you is crucial. When you visit an optometrist to purchase your spectacles, here are 4 factors that you should keep in mind.

Consider your lifestyle

The spectacle frame and lenses that you choose must tie in with your lifestyle. In fact, use activities that you perform on a day-to-day basis to guide your decision. For instance, you will need spectacles with a snug frame and reinforced lenses if you are athletic. Similarly, if you spend your day in front of a computer, your lenses must have an anti-glare coating. The same goes for if you typically drive a long distance during the day.

Choose the lenses first

Spectacle lenses are the most important element of your prescription glasses. After all, it’s the lenses that do most of the work. So, select this first. Decide what finish you want, whether you want glass or plastic lenses, anti-glare ones or anti-static ones, or both. Then choose your frames. This is because not all lenses are compatible with all frames, so it is best to choose your lenses first and then narrow down frame options.

Keep your face shape and personality in mind

When it comes to choosing spectacle frames, opt for a pair that mirrors your personality, and try on as many styles as possible to find frames that are most comfortable, and suit your face shape too. As a thumb rule, if you have an oval shape, you can pick any style. However, if your face is more rounded, refrain from choosing round frames. Instead, pick a frame with definition, such as a cat-eye frame or a square, wayfarer style. On the other hand, if your face is squarer, choose rounded frames. When trying on spectacle frames, also check the size of the frame in relation to the proportions of your face. In fact, if possible, have a friend or family member accompany you for a helpful second opinion.

Buy spectacle cover

Once you have selected your frame and lenses, all that’s left to do is to buy a spectacle insurance policy. Why? Spectacles cost thousands of rupees depending on the frame and the type of lenses that you pick, and you surely won’t compromise on your sight. So, it only makes sense to protect your investment. A spectacle insurance policy protects you from accidental damage and loss, as well as theft, burglary and damage owing to natural calamities.

Additional Read: 3 Ways to Protect Your Glasses with Spectacle Insurance

When you take a spectacle insurance policy via Bajaj Finserv, you can make a claim within 7 days by calling, emailing, sending a text message or in person, and you’ll receive the amount by cheque or NEFT. In addition, this policy is affordable too. For glasses up to Rs.15,000 you only have to pay Rs.449 and for glasses ranging from Rs.15,000 to Rs.40,000, premiums cost Rs.899.

So, don’t neglect spectacle cover! This pocket insurance product, brought to you by Bajaj Finserv, will go a long way in preserving the value of the one thing you can’t live without.

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