In today’s world, anyone can find a pair of glasses that not only fit them but look stylish! There are no more excuses for wearing out-dated frames – not even financial reasons. Today’s eyeglass frames are fashionable, functional, and fiscally responsible. Women have an easier time finding frames given the plethora of choices! With so many choices in color, material, shape, and size, many women feel overwhelmed by the idea of choosing a new pair of prescription glasses. It’s not hard to find multiple pairs of eyeglasses that act as accessories to any woman’s wardrobe but how do you weed out the good from the bad? It’s helpful to know what’s in style.
Before you set out to find the perfect pair of glasses, there are a few things to keep in the back of your mind. First, you need to think about how often you’ll be wearing your glasses – will it be on occasion when you need to read something?; is it all the time?; or do you want a few different pairs to match a few outfits? If you need an occasional pair of glasses for reading or looking at the computer, the style isn’t as important as it is if you are wearing prescription eyeglasses all the time. But if you’re looking for a pair of glasses to get you through your every day attire, finding a colorful fashion forward frame is likely not the best idea.
Another thing to consider is your facial shape and skin tone: oval shaped faces can get away with nearly any frame on their face while circular faces look better with rectangular eyeglasses because it off sets the roundness of the face. When it comes to skin tone, lighter faces should steer clear of metal frames in silver tones and also plastic frames in dark hues – both sides will either blend in with the facial tone or contrast against it too much.
At the very least, you should consider your personality. If you’re outgoing, artsy, or more of a fashion maven – take a step towards the wild side and choose something bold! If you’re personality is more timid, mild, and quiet, opt for metal frames in lighter metal tones or even rimless frames. If you lead an adventurous and sporty lifestyle, flexible or titanium eyeglasses are your best bet.
Understanding your needs is half the battle in choosing the perfect pair of glasses. The other half is finding the perfect fit for your glasses. Some eye doctors will take measurements and tell you the size of frame that will work best for you, and some doctors do not. You may need to ask your optician to take the measurements for you and write them down on your prescription.
If you’re currently wearing glasses that fit you well, look on the inside of the frame and you’ll find a set of three numbers, like 48-18-135. These measurements are all in millimeters and 48 tells you the width of the lens; 18 tells you the bridge width; and 135 is the length of the temple. With the first two numbers, it’s OK to move up or down 1mm but when it comes to your temple length, you should stick with what you’re used to because a frame that sits too large on the face will slide off; and a frame that fits too snug may pinch you in a few places.
Whichever you decide, there are multiple pairs of eyeglasses frames out there for you to choose from! Make sure your eye glasses match who you are, what you do, and what you aim for – if you stick to these general rules, you can’t go wrong on finding the perfect frame.