We understand that teenagers can have extremely picky taste when it comes to anything, but especially when it involves fashion.
Here are five tips to help you look fabulous in your new eyeglasses:
Tip 1: Eyeglass frames should complement your face shape, features and coloring
If your face is angular or square, round and oval frames look best. The opposite is also true: if your face is round or oval, you’ll look good in square and angular frames. Also, if the top of your face is wider than the bottom (often called heart-shaped), select a frame with a dramatic (wider, heavier, etc.) bottom edge to even out your face. Of course, if your face is wider on the bottom, choose a frame with a dramatic top edge.
The frame color should complement your coloring, including skin tone (warm or cool), skin color (ranging from fair to dark) and hair color.
Still not sure? Take a look at your veins (they’re easy to see in your wrists and feet, usually): if they seem mostly greenish, you have warm skin, while mostly blue veins mean you have cool skin.
Colors that look nice with warm skin include browns, most metals and colors like turquoise.
Those who are light in skin and hair coloring (ivory skin and blonde hair, for example) look nice with faint-colored frames. Those with medium coloring look nice with light-colored metals and browns. Those with dark coloring look nice is most metallic frames.
Tip 2: Frames must fit you properly to work right and look good
Frames that are too large can cause visual distortion and glare. If it’s too small, you limit your peripheral vision.
Frames shouldn’t be wider than the widest part of your face, with the exception of frames for oval faces. The top of the frames should not be above the eyebrow line and the bottom shouldn’t touch your cheeks. They should also be comfortable around your ears.
Tip 3: They should match your lifestyle
Take into account your life. That means your life on Saturday night, your life at church, your life at grandma’s house and more. What is your overall style? Choose something that pairs well with your typical style whether it’s dressy of jeans and T-shirts.
Tip 4: Certain prescriptions work better with certain frames
Eyeglass lenses that correct nearsightedness are thicker along the edges than in the middle. The opposite is true for farsightedness. Some frames are incompatible with lens edges that are particularly thick or thin.
Tip 5: Construction varies
Generally you can choose eyeglass frames in plastic, metal or a combination of both. Metal frame usually last longer and most have adjustable nose pads, which work well for those with noses too small or large for plastic frames.
You should take into account the kind of jewelry you like to wear as well. If you wear a lot of gold, you might not want silver frames.
At Performance Eyecare, we carry over 700 pairs of high quality and designer eyeglasses and sunglasses. We have eyeglasses of all price ranges, including high end fashion frames made from the latest materials.