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5 Steps To Choosing The Perfect Eyeglasses

Aug 17, 2007
Want to look sexy? (or should we say sexier!) Well, your eyeglasses can help you achieve that look. No, you did not read that wrong, and yes, we did say eyeglasses and not something else. Surprised? You need not be.

Gone are the days when having a vision problem and wearing eyeglasses was considered so dreadful. The perception was that eye glasses take away from your looks and make you look real geeky. Well, not anymore. By paying a little bit attention to what you are buying and following these simple suggestions for buying eyewear, you can ensure that you have picked the perfect pair of glasses for yourself - something that adds to your personality, not robs you of it.

Things To Keep In Mind When Buying Eyeglasses

1) Know Yourself

It is vital that your eyewear be chosen keeping in mind your individuality and personality. All people are not of the same type and hence you cannot just buy any pair of eyeglasses that may enhance someone else's personality. If being conventional works for you and is demanded at your office, then you should look for a traditional pair of eyeglasses as well. Stay away from peculiar and unusual shapes and stick to the basic oval or rectangular shape. Colors that are suitable in such a case are black, burgundy, brown, silver, grey, and golden.

If, on the other hand, conformity is not your thing and you are an artistic sort of a person, let your eyeglasses reflect that too. Go in for unique and atypical shapes and colors such as red, yellow, and green. You could even go a step further and choose tinted lenses for your eyewear instead of the clear ones.

2) Pay Attention To Your Features

Once again, not all of us have the same features and looks, thus there can be no one pair of eye glasses that can suit us all. While buying eyewear, you should pay attention to your looks and your features. Delicate features are enhanced by glasses that are small and not too loud. If your face is broad and you have strong features, you should buy eye glasses that are big and bold too.

3) Pay Attention To Your Coloring

This is a major factor in the quest for the perfect pair of eye glasses. People are typically classified as having warm coloring or cool coloring. If your skin has a yellow shade to it, then you are considered to have warm coloring. If, on the other hand, your skin is a bluish color, then you have cool coloring. When choosing eyeglasses it is important to be aware of your skin tone as this will decide the color of your eyeglasses. Warm skin colored people should opt for eyewear that is in a pale and soft color, something that is a bit low-key. For those who have cool skin coloring, louder and darker shades in eyewear are more appropriate.

4) The Lowdown On Brands

What is the need for all these tips on buying eyeglasses when you can simply pick a reputed brand and be done with it? Is that what you think too? Well, you could not be more wrong. Branded eyewear may be of superior quality than the unbranded kind, but that does not mean that a branded pair of eyeglasses will enhance your personality. Don't just buy eyewear because of its name. Try it on and think of buying it only if the pair is indeed doing something for your face and your overall looks. If you have to go with an un-branded pair, then so be it. It is certainly not the end of the world.

5) Selecting Proper Lenses

Make sure that the lens of your eyeglass is of the right size. When you wear your glasses, the lenses should be such that your eyes are in their center. If your eyes are high or low on the lens, then the size is not right. Another consideration with lenses is whether or not to buy anti-reflective lenses. If you spend long hours staring at a screen (TV, PC, etc) or spend considerable time doing anything that puts a glare into your eye, you should opt for anti-reflective lenses. However, as these lenses can cost a pretty penny, you may want to avoid them if you do not engage in much activity that causes reflections in your eyes.

In addition to the above, some other things to keep in mind when looking for the perfect pair of eye glasses are:

* If you do wear prescription eye glasses, do not forget to take your eyewear prescription along while buying eyewear.
* For older people, cat eyed shaped glasses can work wonders as they help to hide your age and make you look younger.

Thus, if you choose eyeglasses using this guide, then the next time you wear your glasses, people will not be turning away from you but will be turning to give you a second glance!
About the Author
Lukas Rathswohl is the publisher of All About Eyeglasses, your eyewear guide, a comprehensive guide to eyeglasses, eyewear designers and finding the perfect glasses for you.
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