Your eyeglasses are supposed to be practical and functional, but that does not mean you have to sacrifice your sense of style just because you wear glasses. More and more manufacturers are producing stylish glasses at costs that are not prohibitive, making it easier than ever to find the perfect pair of children’s, men’s or women’s glasses at a price that is affordable. Understanding that you can find tremendous value across multiple pairs of glasses is very important for consumers who have been led to believe that big style costs big money. Fortunately, that is simply not the case.
The Right Glasses for the Right Face
Just because you saw your favorite celebrity wearing a certain pair of glasses does not mean that those glasses will work for you too. You have to choose the right pair of glasses based upon the shape of your face. The methodology is actually quite simple:
If you have a square face, you should choose an oval or round-shaped frame
If you have a face that is heart-shaped, you should choose a narrow, round, bottom-heavy frame
If you have a face that is oval or round, you should choose a rectangular frame
Abiding by these simple guidelines will help you find an ideal pair of glasses for your specific face. The concept is that you must contrast the glasses you select based upon your face’s shape, and ensure that the frame is scaled to fit your face.
Style Is Not Costly
One of the most common and unfortunate misconceptions about glasses is that the designer brands are better and more stylish. The truth is, they are simply more expensive and not much else. You can find plenty of stylish and well-constructed options that are significantly more affordable than the designer brands. You can also avoid the inherent stress that comes along with an expensive pair of glasses, as the slightest scratch will have the ability to drive you crazy with worry that you will have to spend even more money to replace them.
Place Value in Durability
It is very important to value the durability of your glasses, as every time you take them off is an opportunity for them to suffer damage. When you select durable lenses, you help decrease the likelihood that damage will occur. If your glasses tend to get damaged, you should invest in a more durable frame, such as a full-rim or half-rim frame. On the other hand, if you are able to take good care of your glasses, you may be able to opt for a rimless pair.
Benefit With Multiple Pairs
Another benefit to avoiding the designer brands is the ability to purchase multiple pairs of glasses. Given the expensive nature of the designer brands, it is not exactly cost-efficient to invest in multiple pairs of glasses, limiting you to a single option that may not necessarily work well in certain situations. Opting for a more affordable frame means that you can invest in multiple frames for use in any number of situations, giving you the opportunity to use one pair for everyday use, another pair for active use, and even a pair for special occasions.
Article written by Jen Blair of the Sprightly Shopper, Follow her on twitter @sprightlyshopr