Eyes are said to be windows to the soul. So what do you do when those eyes have to be hidden behind a pair of glasses; i.e. do glasses impede the beholders’ view through those windows that may open up a beautiful, unknown world for them? Not if you choose your eye glasses wisely! Correct choice of frame, lens, shape and size will not only comfort your eyes and lead to perfect vision, but will also lend a degree of propriety to your disposition.
There are a few things that you need to keep in mind while choosing your eyeglasses. The frame maybe made from a range of materials. The right one will depend on your requirements – whether you need a lightweight, flexible or strong frame. Another factor that you need to consider while making your choice is whether it will suit your face, and in effect you. For that the right color and shape are of utmost importance.
If you are looking for fashionable prescription glasses, the ever useful, easily accessible worldwide web is there to assist you. The number of websites available on the internet to offer you suggestions is sure to give you a window of opportunity. To make it easy for you, many of these sites will ask you to enter data (from the prescription that you have received from your Optometrist) online and in a couple of weeks your brand new pair of prescription eyeglasses will be placed on the bridge of your nose, framing those lovely eyes.
Let us look at some of the different kinds of frames to help you choose the correct one. To begin with, if you think that the thick, black frame with clear glasses is going to make you look like a total geek, think again because the Retro look of the 50’s is back!
Rimless frames are also a preferred style of prescription glasses. They consist of a thin gold or silver wire frame, and the lens is (as is evident from the name itself) fully rimless and is normally amber or gray in color. A variant of these are the half rimless style, with the top of such a frame having a thin wire, which is connected to the lens. It is the bottom section that remains rimless.
You can help yourself to a pair of jeweled frames for a jazzy, Elvis Presley-like look. There are also some wood frames and the durable, strong and bendable-framed glasses made from titanium and virtually non-breakable.
Now how about the different kinds of lenses? They are of as much (if not more) importance as the frames as they facilitate vision as natural and perfect as that of the naked eye. And these prescription eyeglasses can come in a variety of colors and shades:
* Yellow tinted lenses are favorable in a muted environment.
* The color amber protects the eye by sifting blue light.
* Gray helps to keep natural colors in focus and significantly reduces the glare that is
harmful to the eye and hence is in high demand.
* Rose, however, this color is not recommended by optometrists as it is not very soft on the eyes.
After you are done selecting the frame and lens color, make sure you choose the correct lens shape – square, oval or circle. Take for example, a round lens, which will go well with a long face, but not with a round one. So the shape becomes essential in contributing to the way one will look. Interestingly, a website offers star and heart shaped lenses for those who wish to make heads turn.
Note that It goes without saying that you should have your eyes regularly examined. This can help prevent any early eye condition from deterioration. Be careful and remember that one kind of prescription eyeglasses does not work for all kinds of eyes. It might lead to headaches and make the problem permanent. Let your eyes show the real ‘you’!
Celebrities now wear glasses as a style statement. So, those windows to the soul are carefully framed and shielded by those glasses.