TIPS ON CHOOSING EYEGLASS FRAMES
It’s time to update your look here are some tips on choosing the best eyeglass frames for your facial features and body makeup. Don’t be overwhelmed with the amount of eyeglass frames and styles to choose from. Our technicians are trained to help you select the best fit for your face and body make up from the many brands of eye glass frames featured in our showroom.
Cosmopolitan Magazine recently highlighted how celebrities are choosing the right style to fit their facial features. Glasses become a focal point, being one of the first things noticed about you, so it’s important to choose eyeglasses that flatter you and are consistent with the image you want to portray.
These are things we consider in helping you make your selection:
Prescription — Some prescriptions such as bifocals may require a maximum/minimum depth or thickness of glass or height. This may eliminate some types of frames.
Body scale — choose glasses that are in keeping with your body scale and the size of your facial features. For example, if you have a small body scale then choose frames with a small to medium-thick frame. Likewise you want to be sure if you have a rounder face, the frames don’t look too small.
Lifestyle — consider where you will wear the glasses. Will they be practical for the activity or event? For example: will they stay on for your sporting activity or should you invest in protective sportswear? If you are in outside sales and are in and out of the car multiple times a day, transition lenses may not be the best option.
Your coloring — choose glasses that are in your best color range and that will work with the clothes you intend to wear them with.
Style personality — And finally, do the glasses reflect your personality and complete the image you wish to project? For example, if you favor dramatic, statement clothes and accessories you will be best with statement eyeglasses as well. Go for bold colors, exaggerated design details and heavy-looking frames rather than frameless or light-looking glasses.
So now that we’ve got you thinking about what you may want your next pair of frames to look like, stop in, browse our showroom and see the new selections for spring fashion!
About the author: John D. Bissell, owner of Bissell Eye Care and Tri-State Low Vision Services, offers comprehensive eye examinations for the entire family, ocular disease detection and treatment, eye glasses, sun glasses, active wear, contact lenses, and low vision examinations for those with significant vision loss. He has undergone specialized training for treatment of low vision by the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists utilizing customized telescopic eyeglasses, prisms and telescopic implants for patients who qualify. The practice accepts most types of vision and health insurance plans.