You’re on the search for the best place to get optical glasses, but have you thought about the frames you’re going to choose?
Optical glasses are more than just medical devices that help us see better. They can be fashion statements that give people a unique way to express their personal style. The right pair of glasses can help you feel more confident, attractive, and overall better about your appearance and style.
Don’t make the mistake of just picking up the cheapest pair or going with what’s suggested. Take some time to think about the types of optical glasses you really want and what can make you feel stylish and confident.
If you haven’t given much thought to your frames, we’re here to help! Keep reading to learn how you can choose frames that make you look and feel good.
Optical Glasses 101: Picking the Right Frames
Lenses, optical glasses cost, brand names, and insurance coverage are all important when you’re shopping for a new pair of glasses. Despite that, personal style and taste also play a big role.
You should pick a pair of glasses that speaks to your personality and style. Something that can make you look more polished and professional at work, or could add a personal fashionable flair to your outfit when you’re out and about.
If you’re ready to pick a pair of glasses you’ll truly love, make sure to remember these tips when you’re shopping.
Know Your Face Shape
If you want to find glasses that truly work for you, pay special attention to the shape of your face. You can choose any frame you’d like, but it’s best to find one that compliments the natural shape of your face to create a more polished and stylish look.
People with oval-shaped or round faces will look good with almost any frame. The natural symmetry of their face can make most frame shapes look balanced and can help accentuate their features.
If you have a heart-shaped or triangular face, you may want to consider round frames that are a bit thicker on top. That can help balance out a small chin and draw attention to the eye area.
Square-shaped faces can look best with rounded frames that can add some angles to the face. A rectangular or geometric frame may look too heavy and won’t flatter your best features.
Think About Different Situations
If you’re someone that tends to wear glasses a lot, you may not want to only get one pair. Having different pairs of glasses can make it easier to coordinate certain looks and outfits. Different lenses that work at minimizing blue light or reducing light glare could also be good for driving and work.
Take time to think about the different situations you’ll be wearing your glasses in. Thinking critically about when you’ll need your glasses the most can make it easier to decide which styles work best for you.
Do you wear your glasses for work? Consider getting a pair that goes well with your professional wardrobe.
Are you an athlete or someone that lives a very active life? You may want to consider getting a pair of prescription eyewear that’s made specifically for athletes. If you tend to lean towards delicate wireframes, consider getting a strong plastic pair you can wear in different situations.
We also think that it’s always a good idea to have glasses you can wear for special occasions. Whether you’re going to a wedding, charity banquet, or just a nice night out with your spouse, you’ll have glasses you can wear that will make the day even more special.
Make Skintone a Factor
When we’re talking about skin tone, we are talking about skin in terms of race. Warm and cool tone complexions can exist across any skin color you can think of. If you know if you have warm or cool tones, it gets a lot easier to find a glasses color that looks great on you regardless of what outfit you’re wearing.
Does your skin have a yellow, bronze, or golden cast to it? If so, you have a warm complexion.
Instead of going for frames in stark whites and blacks, consider going for colors that compliment your skin tone. Shades of brown, gold, deep green, or even a neutral beige can look great with your skin. You may also want to stay away from contrasting pastel colors. They may not look flattering on your skin.
If your skin has blue or pink undertones, you have a cool complexion. People with cool complexions should avoid colors that could make you look washed out. Silvers, dark blues, deep greys, and even plain black frames can look nice on you.
Match Style With Brands
We’ve laid out plenty of helpful rules for finding stylish frames, but in the end, everything is going to come down to your personal sense of style.
Would you describe your personal style as polished and professional? Play up your sophisticated fashion sense with some sensible and stylish frames from Tom Ford or Prada.
Do you love clashing colors, wild style, and new looks? Instead of going for typical round or rectangular frames, consider some cat’s eye or geometric styles Candies or Converse.
Start Shopping Today
When you’re looking for a new pair of optical glasses, it’s important to remember that the optical world can be just as stylish as the fashion world. You have so many options in terms of shape, lens and frame color, and designers. Don’t be afraid to branch out and try something new when you’re shopping!
Did this article get you excited about shopping for glasses? If so, we can’t wait to meet you!
We have so many unique frames and brands at our store, and we’re excited to help you find something you’ll love. Fill out our appointment request form so we can set a time to shop with you.