Another stupid question:
How do people with poor eyesight choose frames for their glasses? They need their glasses on to see clearly but they can't keep their glasses on to try on frames. What happens if they choose a frame and then after their prescription is filled and they can clearly see what the frames look like on their face, they don't like the look?
The reason that I'm asking is because my eyesight is getting worse. Right now, I can still step back from the mirror and see what I look like. What happens when I can't do that any more and everything looks fuzzy (far and near) without my glasses on?
I've had glasses for shortsightedness since I was about 10 years old. I usually have to almost stand in the mirror to see what I look like - far from a perfect arrangement. Drives me nuts.
The optometrist I usually go to now has an assistant who's been great at helping me to select frames - he has a real eye for it.
It's been a while since I've needed new frames but next time I plan to snap a few selfies of me in the frames I like best, put my specs back on and work it out from there. Most people have phones or tablets with cameras now so it seems like a reasonable way to do it.
If anyone has any other ideas, I'd also be curious.