When you find out you need glasses for the first time, it can seem like an ordeal. After all, going years without having anything on your face, to suddenly wearing frames, can be an adjustment.
Another concern is picking out the perfect pair of glasses. But luckily the whole four eyes joke isn't trendy anymore and glasses can actually enhance your look.
So whether you are getting glasses for the first time, or are simply in need of an upgrade, here is how to pick out the perfect pair of glasses.
Pick a Color Scheme
Before you start picking out what type of glasses you want, first have an idea of what kind of colors you'd like for the frame. Do you like to stick to dark frames or perhaps something more robust? Consider your personality as well as your wardrobe as your glasses will be something you wear every day, so think long-term.
When I first got glasses, I chose dark purple frames. Why? Because it was dark enough to go with a lot of my wardrobe, but also had an element of uniqueness and color to it. Have fun with the glasses color and make sure it represents who you are or who you want to be.
Know Your Face Shape
When the whole big black frame glasses trend started, I immediately fell in love. The big black frames seemed daring and bold. I was so excited to try them on. The issue? They looked horrible on me. One thing that you can quickly learn about frames is that they look different on everyone. Your face shape plays an important role in what frames look good on you. Unfortunately for me, the big frame glasses just made me look silly.
To pick out the appropriate frame, first ask yourself if your face is round, oval, heart or square. Once you do that, you can get recommendations based on your face shape and personal style.
Put Comfort First
This may sound silly, but put your comfort first. It's easy to get stuck in a trap and want the "best" looking glasses and compromise your comfort. But comfort is key for long-term durability, so think about how your glasses feel on your face. For example, do your glasses fit the size of your face? Do they start to lower? Are they snug? Make sure that your glasses are comfortable and not too tight or too loose. For added comfort, you might want to make some modifications to your glasses like getting nose pads for support, or getting anti-glare lenses. You'll be wearing your glasses for at least 12 hours a day, so put your comfort first.
Choose the Right Place to Buy Your Frames
Doing independent research is always a good idea before buying anything. But if you go to the right store, they should have experts on hand to help you with your burning questions. Before placing an order on frames, make sure you bring your questions and concerns to the table. The right place should be able to guide you through the process and get you set up to get the perfect glasses.
If purchasing glasses online, make sure to utilize all their tools and resources and check out their reviews from customers. Look for retailers with good customer service and a wide selection of frames.
So, if you're in the market for a new pair of glasses, use these tips to find the perfect pair. Glasses shopping doesn't have to be boring and you can pick something that accentuates and amplifies your style and personality.