If you need prescription lenses to see clearly, you definitely aren’t alone. In fact, glasses remain the most popular choice of eyewear for people who are told that they need to use prescription lenses to support their day-to-day vision. If you’ve not worn glasses before, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed by the amount of choice that’s available, as well as the huge differences in the price points of the many frames that are on offer. After all, when it comes to eyewear, you can pick anything from $20 store’s own budget frames to those designed by the biggest names in the fashion industry and the price tags to match.
Unsurprisingly, designer eyewear is usually at the cutting edge of fashion, meaning that when you choose these styles you’re guaranteed to be on-trend. But that’s not all. Top designers pride themselves on the quality of their products, so you can feel reassured that your frames should be made from strong, durable materials.
Even if you’ve decided to invest in some designer eyewear, there are still several different things that you need to think about to make sure that you pick the perfect pair for you. Ready to find out more?
Glasses frames come in a variety of shapes and styles, and while you can guarantee that choosing designer frames will mean that yours are in fashion, it’s still important to choose some that suit the shape of your face. Otherwise, you could end up with glasses that detract from rather than enhance your appearance.
Your glasses provider will almost certainly be able to advise you which shape will suit you best, and there is plenty of information online to guide you. For example, people with a long face tend to suit elongated, rectangular frames that add width to the narrowest part. Meanwhile, someone with a heart-shaped face suit glasses with heavier brow lines that make the most of their features. People with round faces should avoid round frames since these will add to the overall softness of their appearance and should instead opt for square styles that provide some sharpness and angles.
Black, brown, and tortoiseshell may be the most classic colored glasses frames, but now we’re in the 21st century, there are more shades to choose from than ever before. Many people even choose to own multiple frames to match their preferred outfit colors. As well as standard dark and metal shades, consider pastels or bold, bright hues if you aren’t afraid to stand out from the crowd.
Social responsibility is a big thing right now, with designers and consumers alike making a conscious effort to reduce their carbon footprint and do more to preserve the planet. Fortunately, there are now many different social-conscious options for eyewear, from glasses made from recycled plastics to biodegradable bamboo frames.
It doesn’t matter how expensive your glasses frames are, your eyes will still need protection from the harmful effects of the sun. Sunglasses are the most obvious choice, but you can also get UV protection incorporated into regular prescription glasses lenses too. Make sure that when you select your chosen glasses, you speak to your provider about what UV protection lenses are available.
For more advice on what to consider when buying designer eyewear, please contact our eyecare specialists at Plano Eye Associates in Plano, Texas at (972) 985-1412 today.