Specs Appeal: Tips On Choosing Eyewear
BONUS: A Place To Find A Pair For Under $100
* Just as eyeglasses can date and age you, they can also make you appear modern and younger.
* Eyeglasses are jewelry for the face, adding interest and contrast.
* Eyeglasses can be a great way to express your personality.
* Eyeglasses are a great way to change the vibe of your look.
* Eyeglasses can be your best accessory!
The first thing most of us want to know is what kind of eyeglasses will look the best on our face. Take a look at this guide:
Here are a few other things to keep in mind:
* The top of the frame should either follow or relate to your brow line, otherwise it looks like you have 2 sets of brows.
* Eye placement: Your eye needs to be relatively in the middle of the lens.
*Color: For everyday glasses, it is best if the color of the frame relates to your skin tone or eye color.
* Frames should be as wide as the temples.
* If your eyes are wide-set, a narrow/heavy bridge brings the eyes closer together.
* If your eyes are close-set, a lighter weight bridge brings the eyes further apart.
* 1/2 rimless or 1/2 translucent is good for shorter faces or those with delicate/refined features.
Part of what keeps the cost down is that besides your prescription, you need to know your PD (pupil distance), and measure your bridge distance if you already have a pair of glasses that fit well. I was hesitant on the PD, especially with progressives, so I went to my regular optical place and asked them if they would mind giving me my measurements which they were happy to do. Upload your photo and try on hundreds of pairs!
* The cost: I can see this as a great option if you have kids or want to have more than one pair of glasses.
* Selection: No complaints on the variety.
* Quality: I wore mine all day the first day they arrived for both driving and computer work with no issues. They did need a little adjustment through the ears but a tutorial is available so you can adjust on your own.
* HD Lenses: If you prefer the HD lenses, they are not offered. Honestly, I don't notice the difference.