There are lots of different types of eyewear available, from budget bargain frames to the latest styles from top eyewear designers. Whether you usually wear glasses, or this is the very first time you’ve been told that you need to wear prescription lenses, if your preference is for designer frames, you’ll have a wide choice ahead of you. So, how do you narrow it down? We’ve got the lowdown on what to look for when picking designer eyewear.
Unsurprisingly, one of the most important things to think about will be the shape of your frames. If you are investing in designer eyewear, you want to feel confident that it will enhance your style. Glasses come in many different shapes, and not all will compliment every face shape, so it’s important to choose one that will complement your appearance and highlight any areas you want to draw attention to rather than those which you would prefer to keep on the down low.
For example, if you have a heart shaped-face with a wider forehead and narrower chin, you’ll probably find that cat-eye frames with heavy brow lines make the most of your features. Meanwhile, someone with a round face is best suited to more geometric and square shaped frames which break up the roundness and add interesting angles. If you’ve got an oval face, you are lucky that most styles will suit you.
If you aren’t sure which frames are a good fit for you, speak to our eyecare team. With extensive experience, they’ll be able to help you find the perfect pair for your face shape.
Glasses frames are also available in a wide range of different materials and shades, and this is the next thing to take into consideration when you’ve found the shape that works for your face. Many designers are embracing eco-friendly materials, choosing to create frames made from wood or recycled plastic for those wearers that identify as socially-conscious.
Many people think of glasses frames as always being fairly neutral colors, but while you can still opt for muted, conventional shades or gold, brown, grey and black, there are many other avenues to explore. If you work in the creative sector or are feeling bold, bright oranges, daring reds, neon greens and even fantastic fuschias can make you stand out from the crowd. If you want a color that does with everything, why not consider transparent plastic frames instead?
Whether you opt for affordable or designer frames, 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 glasses lenses too. Make sure that when you select your chosen glasses, you speak to your provider about what UV protection lenses are available. Doing so will help ensure that your eyes are properly protected even on cloudy days.
For more advice and tips on what to look for when picking designer eyewear, call Eye Care Center Optometrist, PSC at any of our locations in Kentucky at 859-208-2020 today.