It can be a difficult decision, choosing new eyeglasses, but it shouldn't have to feel like a chore. A lot goes into selecting a pair that's perfect for you. Are you into the retro style? How about sleek and modern? There's something out there for everyone. We're here to make sure that choosing a new set is a fun, exciting, and memorable experience.
I get a lot of questions about what frames are “in these days”. While style is completely subjective, there are some ways to tell what is going to remain current while also complementing your personal taste. With that being said, the two things I’ve noticed patients are paying particular attention to are the colour and/or pattern of the frames, and the shape of the lenses.
Colour is Your Friend
This is an important aspect that can make or break a set of frames for anyone. I can’t stress this enough, don’t be afraid to rock a bold colour! Like I mentioned, your glasses should be an outward representation of your personality and style. Yes, they help you see the newspaper, but they can be so much more than that. If you’re the kind of person who wears a wardrobe on the more neutral side, maybe kick your look up a little by giving a bold red frame a try. Are you already a very colourful person? Run with it! Glasses are an awesome way to stand out in the crowd, and lots of people are hopping on board. Wearing a fun colour or bold pattern will have heads turning.
Show Stopping Shapes
Lens shape is also a huge deciding factor that people look at when choosing a new set of eyeglasses. Here at Spectrum Family Eyecare, we’ve noticed that rounds are back (and I, personally, couldn’t be more excited!). The classic cat eyes have made an appearance in the past few years as well. Patients have told me how exciting it is to see the styles that they enjoyed as a child or young adult making another rotation in fashion.
Make it Yours
I love the idea of playing with the shape. It gives your glasses a little something extra without being too “in your face”. So, completely hopping on the round eyeglasses frame band wagon, I decided to upcycle by dad’s old frames from 1988. They’re round, silver with tortoise shell details. To some, they might be a little too out there or old fashioned, but at the end of the day, I had to remember that I was the one wearing them.
Even though the retro look is all the rage, it doesn’t mean that you should feel pressured into following the trend. Your glasses should represent YOU.