No one wants to wear glasses, many choose contact lenses. Even lenses get uncomfortable after a while and you need those glasses frames on hand to pop on when you’re relaxing at home.
For many people wearing specs needs to be a fashion statement, matched to their personality and lifestyle, so you want a selection to choose from. But how do you know which option will enhance your face and blend in with who you are as a person?
One of the first considerations when choosing glasses frames is your skin tone. Light-colored skin will benefit from a brown or blue frame, while darker and olive-toned skin can enjoy the benefit of black, silver or light-colored frames.
Once you have a color in mind, it’s time to take the shape of your face into consideration. The shape of your face can seriously impact the shape of the glasses frames you should be purchasing. A good example is someone who has a square-shaped face will benefit from oval or round frames, while someone with a long and thin face will look fantastic in a pair of rectangular frames.
Personality should play an important role. If you work full-time and are a professional person that only enjoys high-quality items, then choose a pair of glasses frames that show your personality. A smart pair of rectangular frames with diamante inserts will enable you to go from the office to a night out with friends with ease.
Those who are more casual and relaxed in their personality have a wide selection of spectacles to choose from which will show their personality in a relaxed way. Blues, gold’s, rectangles and rounds can all be enjoyed by this personality type.
Next, you’ll want to decide what type of specs you want. Are you looking for something lightweight that you will barely feel on your face or are you looking for a heavier and durable pair of spectacles? These days so many lenses are made from scratch-resistant plastic and when you choose plastic frames, you forget you’re wearing your specs most of the time.
Of course, the price of the glasses frames will play a huge role. What many people don’t realize is that the glasses frames are more expensive than the lenses in most cases. This means that you need to shop around to find the best match for your budget.
Luckily several online optometrists are now offering their spectacles online with fantastic discounts and deals, this enables you to enjoy free lenses and often pick up two or more pairs of spectacles for the same price you would pay for one on the high street.
Remember to consider everything when choosing your specs. If you have to wear glasses all the time, you may want to consider a tinting option. This enables you to wear your specs all the time and enjoy the benefit of sunglasses when out and about in the sunshine, protecting your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun.
Tinting automatically recognizes the sunshine and turns your everyday specs into sunglasses, this is a must for anyone who has to wear their specs all the time.
Also, try and find a pair that offers a scratch-resistant surface and that are high quality. You don’t want to end up having to replace your specs within the next few months. Worst case you should consider new specs after you have had your eyes tested and your prescription changes, but otherwise they should stand the test of time and be durable enough to wear day in and out without any problems.