Buying the right glasses for work

When you need to replace your glasses be sure to take your time and think carefully. They need to look right, be comfortable and do their job well. There are several things you need to bear in mind to make sure that they are suitable. Below, is a summary of the most important ones.

Check your prescription

If you are considering buying a pair of men’s reading glasses for work, click here – you need to make sure that you use the right prescription though. It is a good idea to get your eyes tested every year. 

This will usually pick up any signs of eye disease at an early stage, making it far more likely that the problem can be successfully treated. Every year, thousands of people lose their eyesight to conditions that could have easily been treated.

So, even if you do not think your eyes have changed much, visit your optician every year or so. But, don’t forget to look out for signs of trouble in the meantime. If you notice any changes to your eyesight, bring forward your options appointment or go to your doctor. Some eye conditions can develop very quickly, so don’t wait to get any issues investigated.

Select the right frame style for you

In the workplace, it is important to look your best. Studies show that people who dress well and have good grooming tend to get promoted faster. Why that is and how you can tap into that fact is explained in this short article

Attention to detail is key. So, you need to choose a pair of glasses that suits you. The best way to do this is to understand what frame shapes work best for your face shape. This excellent video explains how to work out which are likely to work for your face type. But, it goes a step further and explains how to select a pair that fits in with your fashion sense and the way you dress. If you work somewhere that has a dress code, you will find these tips to be especially useful.

Make sure they are practical

The glasses you choose must also be suitable for the work you do. For example, if you spend most of the day working at a screen you may be best off buying a pair of computer glasses. Whereas for someone who is required to wear protective eyewear over the top of their glasses the size and shape of the frames is a more important consideration.

So, before you buy, think about what you will be doing while wearing your glasses. Particularly, while at work. But, also during your leisure time. If you run, climb or do some other form of exercise, ideally, you want glasses you can wear during those activities too. A pair you can easily fit with a strap to keep them in place.

Provided you consider the above, you will end up with the right glasses for you. All you have to do then is to look after them.


Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.