Shopping for eyeglasses is no light task. It’s a commitment, in fact. You take time out and go get your eye exam and then you’re sent to a room filled with hundreds of pairs of beautiful eyeglasses.
Now, if you’re anything like me, you’re first instinct is, “I want them all! Pack them up, Schemed!” But normal people would tend to examine the shelves looking for the pair(s) that speak to their style.
Eyeglasses are such an important accessory, not because they’re right there on your face, but because essentially, there are an extension of your personality. They are a pivotal part of the impression you want to make on the people that see you.
And though choosing your eyeglasses may initially seem like a daunting task, these helpful tips will get you through. So without further ado, we at Eyeglass World , bring you…
Top 5 Things to Look For In New Eyeglasses:
1) Eyeglass Material Matters
If you can narrow down which material(s) you’re looking for, you have conquered half the battle.
Metal frames are typically more conservative and minimalistic. They’re lightweight and offer a lot of versatility as far as what you can wear them with. Metal eyeglass frames also tend to be a bit more flexible, therefore durable. Metal frames typically tend to be classic, in that they hold on to their style over time.
Plastic frames, however, are definitely more trendy and allow more room for personalization. Plastic lenses come in all kinds of funky colors and patterns and make a bold statement. Because they are thicker rimmed, they’re also more sturdy. Plastic frames are a fun way to really express yourself and make a statement true to you.
2) What’s Your Face Shape
Your face shape is a big factor on what eyeglasses will and will not be most suitable for you. Shapes include round, oval, square, oblong, heart, diamond, triangle shapes. Your face shape determines the best frame shape for you. For instance, if you have a round shaped face, round eyeglass frames will make your face appear even more round. Instead, try contrasting your face shape with the shape of your eyeglass frames. So, my round faced friends go for a angular (square, rectangle) frame.
3) Frame Shapes
Frame shapes make a difference in your look, too. Whether you are sporting a full-rim eyeglass, a semi-rimless frame, or a fully rimless frame, it’ll effect the emphasis the eyeglass draw to your face. A full rim eyeglass frame, for instance, will literally frame your eyes. If you have a face that is narrow on the bottom half, you may want to wear a semi-rimless frame to draw more attention to your brow line. Bring out your best feature with your frame.
4) In Eyeglass Frames, Size Counts
The size of your eyeglasses matters. A frame too large will make your head seem tiny and awkward. A frame to small, on the other hand, can make you look like a lost character from a Tim Burton movie. An ideal sized frame should measure up with your temples, doesn’t move when you smile, and your pupils should fall directly in the midpoint of the lens. If you need help, just ask an Eyeglass World associate!
5) Color Me Pretty
This is definitely a considering factor, but not a hard, fast rule. You can break it, depending on how daring you are, but it’s still a good one to know. Matching your complexion and coloring to the color of your eyeglasses can make your look more dynamic. If you have a warm skin tone, warmer colors may look better on you. Colors like, gold, copper, khaki, peach, and/or bright red.
For cooler skin tones, consider colors such as black, blue, plum, tortoise, magenta and/or a mid-tone amber.
The right eye wear is important. It’s your look and our business and we take both very seriously at Eyeglass World. Stop in your local Eyeglass Store location, and ask for help on picking out your next pair of eyeglasses today!