Even with affordable prices, choosing glasses is an important decision and you’ll want to choose a pair that can last you a while. As long as you remember to keep these key points in mind, you can find the perfect frames:

Face Shape

Some frames may be better suited to certain face shapes. For example, round faces are best complemented by square or angled frames, while round frames work well with square faces. Oval faces, on the other hand, work with pretty much any frame style. Work with an optician to identify your face shape and choose a frame style that will accentuate your features and have you looking your best.

Design

Frame design is where you can really express your individuality. You can choose between thick, thin, half, or even frameless design. You may prefer a clean and classic look, or go bold with a top-heavy decorative design that turns heads. Oversized glasses with thick frames are all the rage at the moment. Take the time to choose a frame design which complements your face and also fits your personal style.

Colour

Once you’ve determined the right shape, next you must decide on frame colour. A general guideline is that cool skin tones are complemented by cool colours like light blue, silver, and pink, while warm tones work with warm colours like orange, brown, and tortoise shell. If you have stylish flair, you may want to stand out from the crowd. Make a statement with wild frame colours like soft and soothing yellow or bright and bodacious red.

Weight

Most of the weight in glasses comes from the lenses, but frames can also add weight. You want a light-weight feel, especially if you’re going to wearing your new glasses all day long. Plastic lets you choose a wide variety of colours, but it is heavier than other counterpart frame material. Metal materials like titanium, stainless steel, and beryllium are very light-weight and extremely durable.

Fit

Every face is unique, and it is important to find a frame which suits your face and fits you properly. You do not want frames which are too large, too small, too wide, or too narrow. You may have a more narrow nose bridge, or longer eye to ear length than others which makes a generic frame ill-suited to your face. An optician can help you find frames which flatter your face and make adjustments to comfortably fit the exact specifications of your features.

Keep these tips in mind while shopping, and you can step out of the optician’s office with the perfect eyeglasses today.

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