Back in the days of our grandparents the choices of eyeglasses frames were very limited. There was a basic style for men and women that all frame manufacturers followed. Luckily, there have been a lot of changes in the selection of frames we now have to choose from.
The eyeglasses frames of today offer a variety of styles and colors. You will likely have over a hundred different frames to choose from when you go to your local eye doctor's office. Frames are marketed by the most elite designers in the world and some celebrities have designed their own eyeglasses. There is no doubt that modern frames are nothing like those in our grandparent's day.
Deciding on a frame
There will be several factors that you need to take into consideration when picking out your eyeglasses frames. Choose carefully since you will be wearing these glasses daily or most every day. You do not want to pick a pair that does not flatter your face.
Face shape: When deciding on a frame one of the major things that you need to think about is your face shape. Your frames will need to be accommodating and flattering to the shape in order to look good. Diamond shaped faces will look better in a frameless pair of glasses, and square faces will be flattered by long slender frames. You will want to consult your optician when trying to decide.
Color and complexion: Just as with cosmetics you will have to know the correct color that goes along with your face. Some people are warmer toned like reds or orange, while others are cool like blue or lavender. Knowing your base color will help in choosing the right frames.
Size of frames: It is vital that you make sure your frames are the right size for your face. Picking eyeglasses that are too large or small will not look very flattering.
Material making up the frames: The material that makes your frames is also important. Some people have heavy lenses and will want to choose a titanium frame which is a lot lighter in weight. Nylon or even flexon is a great frame to choose when buying eyeglasses for children. The Nylon is especially hard to break, and the flexon is bendable. If you are allergic to metals then you may want one of the newly marketed hypoallergenic frames. Ask your optician what the frames are made of before making your final choice.
Hinges: When eyeglasses are taken on and off the part that endures the most stress are the hinges. If you are someone who has to take your eyeglasses off quite a bit then you may want to get a pair of frames that have flexible hinges. The better the quality of your hinges, the longer your glasses will last you.
There are a lot of things that you need to consider when picking out your glasses. Once you understand the issues that need to be met then you will have no problem at all deciding on the frames for you. Have fun and don't be afraid to ask questions.
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