One of the biggest decisions you make after being told you have to wear specs on a regular or semi-regular basis is choosing the best designer prescription glasses for you. There are so many factors which need to be taken into consideration, from your personality to your lifestyle and your skin tone to your hair color.
One of the first decisions you will have to make is the frame shape you want. It is important that you take your time and try on a wide variety of shapes and sizes to find your perfect match. You may be surprised at some of the frames that really suit you that you may not have considered. It is very trendy to wear black rectangular frames these days, but these are not the ideal choice for everyone, which is why you should visit your optician and try on as many as you can—even those you would never dream of—to find the perfect pair of frames. If you are buying glasses online, some stores have a virtual fitting room, in which you can try on your glasses online.
The next step is deciding on the brand. When looking for designer prescription glasses you may have a specific brand in mind, but don’t stick to it. As mentioned, you may find that frames you never dreamed of are the best match, so be open-minded and willing to change brand at a moment’s notice.
Go through some magazines and the Internet to have a look at some of the current trends. See what specs your favorite celebrity wears, see what specs are in the majority of the photographs, this may give you some idea on what you want and the color you may wish to go for.
With some ideas in mind, you now have to take a look at your facial shape to choose the best frames for your face shape. If you’re unsure of your facial shape, look at yourself in the mirror. Oval, rectangular, triangular, and heart are the most common shapes. You will find with an oval shaped face, you will benefit from rectangular frames which are the same width as the widest part of your face. Rectangular faces can benefit from oval specs. Imagine the different frames on your face and imagine which shape will work best. You can use your glossy magazines for this, looking at the different pictures, determine the facial shapes and see what shape specs they are wearing.
Your skin tone will have a sizeable impact on the designer prescription glasses you choose. While everyone flocks into the optician looking for rectangular black plastic frames, if you have a light skin tone this is not going to do you any justice. As a rule of thumb, work according to your skin tone, lighter skin benefits from a lighter color frame, darker skin benefits from a darker frame.
The same applies with your hair color, if you have dark hair and a light skin tone, keep to the lighter tones so your prescription glasses don’t stand out like a sore thumb. If you have dark hair and a dark skin tone, you can wear just about any color, even bright red to add some fun to your spec selection.
Remember to visit your local optician and try on as many frames as you can, even those you don’t think will appeal to you. This is the best way to find the designer prescription glasses that will suit you. Often people are amazed when they visit their optician with a set frame in mind, find out they are out of stock, so try on something different only to find that they are the perfect match.