Recently been prescribed glasses? See here for tips on finding your perfect pair!

Have you newly been prescribed eyeglasses? If this is your first time needing vision correction, it can feel a little daunting finding the correct eyeglasses for you whilst adjusting to the novelty of it all. Here we have gathered some tips to help you find the right pair of eyeglasses as a first-timer…

Consider your lifestyle

The type of glasses you need really depends on what you do from day to day. If you’re often playing sports, you could need special sports eyewear or glasses that are more durable and won’t fall off your face. For example, if you’re a swimmer you can get prescription goggles. 


The weather also plays a part in what type of glasses you select – if you live somewhere sunny, you should look into new sunglasses from EyeBuyDirect that have your prescription in the lenses. This will mean you won’t have to worry about having impaired vision when you need to switch from your eyeglasses to your shades. Convenience is key. You could also think about transition eyeglasses that adapt to brighter conditions, acting as eyeglasses and sunglasses – these are ideal if you’re often exposed to the sun as they offer you instant UV protection for your eyes.

Try different pairs on

These days, the choices of glasses available is endless. However, a lot of websites (including EyeBuyDirect) have a feature on their website where you can upload a photo and try on different frames virtually. This gives you a much better idea of what will suit you, which comes in extremely handy – give it a go! 

When you order online after inputting your prescription, delivery is usually within the same week, so you don’t have to go to the effort of making multiple trips to the opticians. 


What color should you go for?

This is entirely down to personal preference – do you want to stand out and make a statement with your frames? Give red or orange a go. Do you want to have your eyeglasses as an accessory that matches a multitude of outfits? You can’t go wrong with brown, black, or silver. In regards to this though, you could always buy more than one pair in different hues, as this way you will have a set for every occasion! 

What about contact lenses?

Of course, contact lenses are always an option if you don’t want to wear your glasses 24/7. However, you must keep in mind that wearing lenses on a daily basis can become costly over time, and that you do need to let your eyes breathe when possible too, as contacts dry your eyes out. It’s always a good idea to let your eyes have a break from them at least a few days a week so that they do not become irritated. Getting a pair of glasses that you love and aren’t ashamed to be seen in is a valid investment considering the amount of wear you will get out of them. You must consider the health of your eyes.

All in all, getting a glasses prescription for the first time isn’t anything to fear! Eyeglasses are fast becoming a statement accessory for people all around the world, so embrace this and find the right pair for your lifestyle, that you feel comfortable and confident in. Good luck!


  • Tamra+Phelps

    I have to break down and start the hunt for new glasses soon. Mine are ‘leaving me’ as my Granny used to say.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    I’ve got a bit of a crooked nose since I got walloped in the face as a child. Finding glasses that sit comfortably can be hard.

  • Kelly O

    Great post. I need glasses but I thinking they look funny on me. I am going to take your words to heart, there are SOOOO many options.

  • Nancy

    Sometimes people start to need glasses at different times in their lives. These are some helpful hints for people who are new to getting glasses.

  • Dana Rodriguez

    I am overdue for new ones myself. I do NOT recommend WM. My last pair from there had a flaw and the left lense cracked and spider webbed. Plus the scratch coating was useless.

  • Rosie

    I know I need a new prescription, but when Covid started the recent wave, I chickened out. I was not that pleased with my last set of glasses, very prices, but they were the blended, but blended not quite at the right levels. I want to take my time, and these are good tips. Hmm I didn’t know this about contacts, so I don’t feel so bad they aren’t available for my eyes now! I want glasses that help make me look as intelligent as I actually am, some glasses seem to emphasize being an intellectual type.

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