Not just for reading anymore, eyeglasses have become a true
style statement, instantly transforming your features, your
outfit, and your image. But with so many frame designs
and advances in lens technology out there, the optical
shop can be a confusing place.
The 10 Best Tips We've Ever Heard
- Have your prescription with you
Some specialty lenses, for example,
aren't compatible with smaller frames,
says Selima Salaun, owner of Selima
Optique in New York City and Paris.
- Stand in front of a full-length mirror
Eyeglasses can affect your entire
appearance, so make sure to get a head-to-
toe view of yourself, says Salaun.
- Bring along a friend
for a fashion-minded pal.
- Consider the context
Choose a style
that reflects your personality and
lifestyle. Metal frames will give you a
no-nonsense look, while colorful plastic
imparts a more fashion-forward vibe.
- Try on several styles for size
glasses should be in proportion to
your facial features.
- Mind your materials
glasses at work and to work out?
Ask about lightweight, durable frames
made of titanium, Flexon, or aluminum.
- Choose the right hue
(yellow undertones) pair
well with khaki, copper, or peachcolored
frames. Skin tones considered
"cool" (blue or pink) are better suited to
black, plum, and dark tortoise shades.
- Be sure they fit
shouldn't touch the rims of your
glasses when you grin, and your pupils
should rest in the center of the frames.
- Get comfortable
If the glasses pinch
or slide off, ask the optician for an
adjustment or choose a different style.
- Donate your old glasses
Clubs International will distribute
used eyewear to those in need.