Spectacles are an accessory we wear every day but one that we don’t give much thought to. Just because specs are a necessity for our eyesight, doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun with them!
With age, our facial structure alters, and our trusted pair of glasses may not be as flattering as they once were. It might be time to step up your eyewear game.
Whether you’re looking for prescription glasses, reading glasses or even sunglasses, here are a few factors to consider:
- Face shape
- Hair colour
- Skin colour
Shaping Up Wisely
Determining your face shape – heart, oval, round, square – can help you discover which frame shapes will look best on you. Any Optical Assistant at an eyewear shop would be happy to guide you and recommend specs that will enhance your look.
Tip: Take photos on your phone when you try on each pair so you can flip through them to compare and pick your favourite one.
Opt for a plastic frame over a metal one. Not only are they fashionable, they tend to be more lightweight and especially beneficial if you have a strong prescription which requires thicker lenses.
Another option is getting high-index lenses. This technology allows prescription lenses to be made thinner without compromising on the lens power.
Anti-reflection coating improves vision, reduces eye strain and makes your specs look more attractive.
Black is the New Black
Black glasses are universally flattering.
It is so versatile that it looks amazing with every hair colour – blonde, black, red, and even grey hair.
Colour Me Beautiful
Browns, berry tones and jewel tones can give instant life to your face. Why not be extra trendy and match your colourful glasses with your outfit and accessories?
Tortoiseshell frames are chic and timeless. This vintage pattern comes in several colour variations to choose from.
Cat-eyed glasses are iconic. Be careful, you’ll be turning heads with this sexy and feminine style!
The Minimalist Fashionista
Clear frames are perfect if you are looking for something that is subtle yet sophisticated.
Or, you could forgo frames altogether and stick to the classic rimless glasses. Elegant and almost invisible from far, they won’t overpower your gorgeous face.
Be sure to own a pair of prescription polarized sunnies to protect your eyes from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Close-fitting wraparound sunglasses are essential to reduce both direct and reflected UV radiation, which can cause serious problems to the eye and eyelid.
Your sunnies MUST have a label confirming UV protection when you buy them.
Bifocal sunglasses might be what you need if you’re having difficulty looking at your phone or reading the newspaper when sporting normal sunnies.
Wearing sunglasses can keep you from squinting and prevent further wrinkling around your eyes. Eye issues such as cataracts can increase light sensitivity, so sunglasses are non-negotiable.
Don’t be shy to rock a funky pair of glasses. Celebrities are changing the game and making their specs a fashion statement. Find the perfect pair which reflects your personal style and enables you to be your most confident self.
Leave it to the Experts
Ultimately, your optometrist will know what is best for you. Some frame designs might not be ideal if you’re dealing with presbyopia or any other eye condition. Get your eyes checked regularly to ensure that you have good ocular health and the best vision possible.