Getting The Right Glasses

Looking nerdy if you wear glasses is a thing of the past – well, almost. As society progresses, the stereotypes that were put in place before are slowly being dismissed. The phrase “four eyes” is rarely thrown around nowadays which is obviously a good thing. More people are incorporating glasses as part of their style. Social media aesthetics such as ‘light academia’ and ‘dark academia’ mainly include glasses (usually a thin, metallic frame with an oval or round lens) as a fashion accessory that complements the outfits.

To be frank, I never really understood why a lot of old movies depicted wearing glasses as something ‘uncool’. The main protagonist of the story would have a dramatic transformation and ditched their glasses. Suddenly, everyone loved them for their ‘new’ appearance. It is funny to think about because they never really needed to get rid of the glasses. Mostly, they just had to get a new pair that suited their face shape.

It Gives You a Certain Charm

Personally, I feel that individuals who wear glasses are perceived to be more intellectual. From an observational study by researchers at the University Medical Center in Germany, they found that 53% of college graduates were near-sighted. This could mean that people who needed glasses were more likely to proceed with higher education which could regard glasses wearers as of higher intellect.

Glasses are capable of defining your overall look – especially if you are going to wear it everyday. Moreover, it reflects your personality too. Additionally, it could even be viewed as a statement piece of your fit. To ensure that the glasses you pick are flattering to your features, you should know which style of frames and lens suit your face shape.

Buying and Choosing Made Easier

Thanks to the internet, you do not have to physically go to an optical shop just to get glasses. You can now buy glasses online. Purchasing glasses on the web is simple and at your convenience. For instance with the filter search tool, you are able to narrow down eyewear options easily according to your liking (brands, materials and rating reviews) and of course, per your budget. Ultimately, you can find the perfect fit for your face shape – whether it be for all-day wear, for reading, or simply just an add on to enhance your outfit.

Other factors you should consider when buying glasses are its lens type, color and material. In this technologically driven world, a lot of us are heavily preoccupied with our phones and/or computers for long hours daily. This heightens our exposure to harmful blue light emitting from our digital devices. If you are getting prescription glasses, you should get blue light blocking lenses to reduce light rays that further damages your eyes.

The color of the frame you select should normally match most of your outfits. If you have this in mind, it will be easier for you to pick a color. Clear frames have been an on-going trend and it seems like they are not going away anytime soon. It is not difficult to understand why as they go with any skin tone and coordinate well with any aesthetic or fashion attire. To add on, semi-rimmed metallic frames that are gold or silver in color are also explicitly easy to style.

Here are some tips to determine which frames work best for you:

Square Face Shape

People with square face shapes have cheekbones, foreheads and jaws that are of the equal width. If you have a square face shape, you should opt for round and aviator shaped glasses so as to accentuate your cheekbones and prominent square jaw.

Oval Face Shape

Oval face shapes have a softly curved jawline and the width of your forehead is just slightly wider than your chin. Your cheekbones are your widest feature. For oval face shapes, you can easily pull off any glasses shape and style but square and rectangular frames flatter your evenly-proportioned features the most.

Oblong Face Shape

Many confuse the oblong face shape with an oval face shape but it differs in their vertical length and forehead width. An oblong face shape visibly has a longer chin and forehead. You should choose geometrically structured frames or even bold ones like a cat eye style. Oversized frames are also desirable for your face shape as it helps distribute width to your face instead of elongating it.

Round Face Shape

If you have a round face shape, you have fuller cheeks as your cheekbones are your widest feature. You also have a rounded chin. To balance out and create contrast to your soft facial outlines, you should go for sharp, angular frames like square and rectangular frames.

Diamond Face Shape

Diamond face shapes have high cheekbones and a pointed chin. The recommended frames for you are the oval, aviator and cat eye frame styles. The cat eye frame style particularly complements your face shape.

Heart Face Shape

The heart face shape can be determined by having a wide forehead, high cheekbones and a narrow chin. To avoid putting more emphasis on the top half of your face, it is not recommended for you to get thick frames. Instead, opt for rimless eyeglasses. Oval glasses are suitable for you as it helps soften and balance out your strong features.