It is easy to disregard name-brand glasses as too expensive or not worth the investment. You may have overlooked name-brand glasses as an option for any number of reasons, but you will want to reconsider that decision after reading this article.
Even though the primary function of glasses is obviously to improve your eyesight, there is a lot more to eyewear than just helping you see better. Choosing the right style and type of frames can be just as important as the lenses they hold, especially if those lenses are specialized — but more on that later.
So why should you choose name-brand eyewear over other generic options that may be more economical? After all, there are some good manufacturers that provide glasses that will work just fine for the average person.
However, you don’t have to settle for average. We’ve got five great reasons why name-brand frames are the best choice when it comes to your glasses.
Arguably, the most significant difference between name-brand glasses and knock-offs or generic glasses is the quality that you get.
Sure, $30 frames may sound great and fit more easily into your budget, but there is a good chance you will have to replace those frames sooner than you would with higher-end options.
In contrast, name-brand frames are designed and manufactured with precision, finesse, and functionality in mind. This does mean a higher price tag, but as the saying goes, “you tend to get what you pay for.” Spending more money on higher-quality glasses can improve your experience with the glasses and save you money in the long run.
Additionally, generic frames can have limitations on how much you can customize your glasses to fit your needs. If your prescription or your lifestyle requires a specific type of lens, it may be better to go with name-brand frames that can be adapted for whatever lenses you need.
Overall, choosing name-brand eyewear also means choosing a higher quality product that will last longer and fit your needs better.
Designer glasses are made of the highest quality materials. They are also designed to be stylish and comfortable, in addition to effectively holding the proper lenses to correct your vision. Many name-brand frames feature an ergonomic design with the functionality and fit of the glasses in mind.
This means that the frames sit nicely on your ears and the bridge of your nose — essential for a necessary accessory you wear consistently for most of the day, if not all waking hours. The last thing you want is for your glasses to hurt, pinch, or irritate you as you wear them.
Many generic frames are made from cheaper materials that can irritate your skin or cause uncomfortable reactions when the glasses are worn for long periods of time. Name-brand eyewear and the higher-quality materials used to make them are generally more hypoallergenic and less likely to cause these reactions.
We’ve mentioned the adaptability and comfort of higher-quality glasses, but one of the best aspects of name-brand glasses is their durability. Generic lenses are generally less expensive mainly because the materials that the frames are made of are cheaper and more susceptible to damage.
Dropping your glasses, sitting on them, or even just regular wear and tear from wearing them daily will impact generic frames differently than name-brand frames.
Often designer glasses can withstand more and be repaired when damage does occur, whereas cheaper frames usually have to be replaced more frequently. Even brand-name sunglasses have this increased durability, whether they are prescription sunglasses or not.
Suppose you find yourself replacing your generic glasses and sunglasses more often than you would like. In that case, you might want to consider whether or not the cheaper initial purchase price is actually saving you money in the long run.
Many higher-end brands understand that consumers are looking for more than just nice-looking eyewear and provide additional advantages to improve customers’ experiences with the brand. In most cases, designer brands include a more comprehensive warranty for their products.
Not only are name-brand glasses more durable, but having a warranty provided by the designer company means that if they do become damaged, you can have them repaired or replaced at almost no cost to you.
Taking advantage of a warranty may require working directly with the manufacturer and not necessarily with the seller or your optician. However, this can save you time and money finding brand-new glasses or settling for less effective repairs.
Finally, investing in name-brand eyewear presents a greater opportunity to choose a more distinct look. These higher-end brands focus on making people look good, and that is what they bring to eyewear.
Having frames that complement your facial features can be a game changer for glasses wearers. Glasses that are unique and stylish can improve your confidence in both professional and personal interactions.
So why not invest in multiple designer frames for different occasions? The perfect pair of stylish name-brand glasses can present unexpected opportunities, and fashionable brand-name sunglasses can make a sunny vacation more memorable.
The Spectacle has been a local Utah family-owned and operated business for over 30 years and specializes in creating and delivering the most comfortable name-brand glasses with style. Develop your signature look with a pair of glasses from the Spectacle.
Tom Cotton, a licensed optician and owner of the Spectacle has been making custom glasses since 1965 for celebrities, filmmakers, musicians, and everyday people looking for both style and comfort in their eyewear.
Located inside Trolley Square in downtown Salt Lake City, the Spectacle is your one-stop shop for name-brand glasses that are comfortable, stylish, and of the highest quality. Come by our storefront or contact us online for more information on how the Spectacle can help you find the perfect pair of designer or custom eyewear.