You have been prescribed to get a pair of eye glasses and now you need to go and make that purchase. If this is your first time in glasses, you may be a little uncertain as to what the process will be all about, and you may be a little nervous. Someone has told you that you can get eye glasses on line, and you are considering that as an option. So let's talk about that.
If you want to get an idea of what types of frames are in style now, checking out web sites may be a good idea. They give you hints as to how to pick out a frame that will match the size and shape of your face. They will tell you whether you should pick out "warm" colors or "cool" colors based on your skin types. No doubt, wearing glasses will highlight your eyes, so you will want to be sure you pick out a pair of eye glasses that will look best on you. Doing some on line searching will help you get these things in mind.
However, when it comes time to actually purchase your eye glasses, it is strongly recommended that you go to the optometrist that has prescribed the glasses, or go where ever he/she has recommended. There are reasons for this. Your glasses need to be fitted to your eyes. You must have calculations taken so that the center of your eye is in the correct place in the center of the glasses.
Otherwise, vision could be unbalanced, blurred etc, and the purpose of the glasses would be defeated by wearing ill fitting lenses. For this reason, eye glasses purchased in drug stores or other retail locations are really not recommended because they do not properly fit the curvature of your eyes. We need to be able to trust the specialists on something so important.
Also, we need to trust the specialists when it comes to choosing the right frames for your eye glasses. For example, you might like the glasses with no frame around the lens. However, if you have a strong prescription, you will need that frame to support the weight of your glasses. Some of the smaller frames just may not work for your prescription because you need a wider range of vision, so will need a larger frame to provide that. Only an in person specialist can help you with these decisions.