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What to Consider When Buying Eyeglasses

by Eric Gathoni

What to Consider When Buying Eyeglasses

Many people find themselves at a cross road when it comes to purchasing a pair of glasses. So much to choose from, yet so little time? Consider the following factors to guide you on choosing the best eyeglasses to suit your every need;

1. Face shapes

There are different types of face shapes that a human being has; rectangle, square, diamond, oval, round and heart. Your face shape plays the largest role in determining which frame best suits you to complement your face. An example of people with a round shape face is that their features are characterized by having full cheeks, wide forehead and a rounded chin. The best frames to complement this shape are square or angular frames and the frame to avoid are rounded frames. To find out more on what your face shape is and the frames to suit you, click here

2. Skin tone

We are all blessed with varying skin tones and hair colors and depending on the category we lie in, there is always a frame that will accentuate our looks. Skin tones are usually categorized in warm tones and cool tones. The warm tones have a peach or cream undertone, while the cool tones have a blue or pink undertone. You’ll find that individuals with a warm tone tend to look great with neutral frames while the cooler tones tend to look amazing with frames of different and bright colors.

3. Lifestyle and Personality

Our eyeglasses in a way, tend to help us express ourselves more than words do. Your eyeglasses should match your personality and lifestyle. For example an athlete’s lifestyle will sway him towards purchasing a pair of frames that are of durable material. This is because of the physical activities they are usually involved in makes them lose or break their glasses easily.

4. Your eye health

Depending on your eye condition, an Optometrist will guide you on the best frames to choose from so as to fit your eye conditions. For example, a patient with a high powered prescription will require a larger frame size so that the lenses can fit into their frames.