It used to be that reading glasses came in one style, and one style only: unflattering. Today, there are so many shapes, sizes and colors available, it’s fun to find reading glasses you like. And you won’t want to stop at just one pair. So how to pick?
Once you know the power of your lens, think about when you wear them. Do you wear them only at work? Or do you wear the same pair at home? You are more likely to purchase a pair that looks good if you will be seen in public with them. And if you are also wearing them at home, you will want a pair that is durable, and will stand up to being transported in your purse, pocket or briefcase. A pair with a matching case would be a good choice.
Second, think about the shape of your face. Different frames flatter different faces. If you have a round face, you might look for a pair that works with your curves. If your face is angular, likewise, you might be happy with a pair that softens your lines. In general, an optical professional can help you select the perfect frame for your face. You can also find charts to help you match your face shape to a complementary frame. Some websites offer assistance with an optical professional to help you make the best decision.
Thirdly, since frames come in myriad colors and patterns, it is good to look for a hue that complements your hair as well as your skin tone. But it is also fun to find a whimsical pair that will provide a splash of color, not to mention a great topic of conversation.
If you get a fun pair that you really love, you will want to get a funky necklace to hang them from, so they are on your person at all times. You never know when you’ll need them. You may find yourself putting them on more than you have to.
By considering the factors above, you can be sure you will be wearing the best reading glasses for you. With the variety of fun colors and styles on the market, the possibilities are nearly endless!