Wearing glasses for the first time can feel like a big change. But if you feel hesitant, donâ€™t worry – youâ€™re not alone. Youâ€™re one of more than 4 billion people who wear eyeglasses to correct their vision. And now that you need to wear glasses, you can make your glassesâ€™ style â€˜workâ€™ for you! Weâ€™ve put together some quick tips that will help you adjust to your new eyewear. Check it out and see yourself at your best in your new pair of glasses.
Tip 1: Find the Glasses that Fit Your Face
The first thing to consider when choosing the right pair of glasses is the shape of your face. A square face with prominent, angled features (or a strong-jawline) is complimented best by round or oval frames that will â€™softenâ€™ your appearance. Whereas if you have a soft or round face, you may consider accentuating your facial features with rectangular frames. If you have an oval shaped face – congratulations! Your balanced features give you the â€œidealâ€ face for glasses and all styles of frames are fit for you. If youâ€™re not sure what face shape you have, hereâ€™s a chart that can help you figure this out. Youâ€™ll also want to consider what color of glasses go best with your complexion. Skin tones with rosy highlights can look great in either midnight blue or bright pink frames, but will look washed out in yellow or green tones. Darker complexions can be enriched with deep, dark colored frames, or they can be accented with metallic, wireless frames for a sharper look. Not every pair of glasses looks good on every face – so try on different frames and see which looks best on you.
Tip 2: Give Yourself Options with Multiple Frames
Canâ€™t decide which glasses fit you the best? Then give yourself options. Visit different stores, like All About Eyes, and shop your different options to find the pair that will fit you best. Along with getting a proper eye examination, your eye doctor will provide you with the lens prescription youâ€™ll need to order your lenses and frames. All manufacturers have different criteria so check the website you want to order from for the specific information they need.
Tip 3: Pair Your Glasses with the Rest of Your Look
Treat your glasses the same way you would your watch, jewelry, or other fashion accessories. Consider the occasion and the impression you want to give. For example, if you want to gain an edge in the professional environment, you might try a simple, wire-framed pair of glasses. Studies suggest that the touch of sophistication eye glasses can to your wardrobe may actually cause people to view you as smarter and more likely to succeed. Or if you want to blend in with a hip crowd, you can don a pair of Buddy Holly frames – without anyone calling you out for a lensless look. Also, think about how you want to use your glassesâ€™ color in your outfit. If youâ€™re wearing all black, a bright pair of glasses could add an attractive pop of color to your look. A simplistic, muted set of frames can blend well with earth-toned and deep colored wardrobes. Even though you need your eye glasses to see, they can easily be your best fashion â€œaccessory.â€
When considering eyewear fashion, you donâ€™t need to look at whatâ€™s trendy now. You can make simple choices like the ones here to create timeless, fashionable looks. Your vision, facial appearance, and personal style will change with time, so be sure to get regular eye exams every one or two years. Then youâ€™ll have the best eyesight you canâ€¦ and a great â€˜excuseâ€™ to buy new eyewear!