Wear the right frame
“Eyes are the window to soul. Therefore, what you wear on eye is equally important to what you wear on your body each day.”
Eyewear is an important factor in terms of not only protecting your eyes but also because it adds that extra quotient to your looks and personality. But with varieties of eyewear available in the market it gets difficult rather sometimes confusing to choose right pair for oneself.
So what are the factors that determine which eyewear is the best for your face, personality and utility?
Here are some tips that could help you in making up your mind and doing a right selection:
Purpose and need
The first step, according to eyewear styling experts, is to consider the different aspects of your life. “What do you really want your eyewear for?”
Determining utility and use of the sunglasses will make it easy for you to make an apt selection. Also for different occasions and activities, different styles and colors can be picked.
For example: If you are a business person, a conservative frame and classic style would perhaps be a fine choice to enhance your professional image. A fashionista or student on the other hand could play a lot with size, colors and unusual patterns.
Also, it is important to find out where you would be sporting those favorite pair of glasses the most.
For outdoors, you must opt for an eyewear that provides a complete sun protection- that is a polarized sunglass with UVA and UVB protection. For other indoor purposes, a clear indoor lens that would change color on going out in sun would be an ideal choice. For a fashionable event or party you can opt for colorful, bold and stylish frames.
Face shape and style
Some pairs are big and others just too small but what adds the real charm to your face is a right frame size that would fit your face just perfectly. So, how do you find what style suits the best to your face?
The color of the lenses doesn’t just affect your fashion statement; it affects how well you detect contrast and differentiate colors.
With a wide variety of lenses available in the market, it is easy to select a right choice of lens that suits well to your needs and budget. However, it is recommended to go for an eyewear with interchangeable lenses that would change its color depending on the activity you are doing.
Solid tint lens- Solid tint lens can be applied to almost any lens and is an effective and low cost sunglass option.
Gradient tint lenses- Gradient tints are the fashionable version of tinted lens. These lenses are dark at the top and fade to lighter at the bottom of lens.
Photo chromic lenses- These are the clear indoor lens. On exposure to outdoors it darkens by activation of UV rays from sun.
Polarized lenses- These are very useful for people who work outdoors or while driving a car during daytime. Polarized lenses reduce glare from sun or water and give an improved vision as compared to non-polarized ones
Drive wear lens- These are specifically made for use in an automobile. These lenses combine the properties of photochromic and polarized lenses. In different climate condition the lens changes it color accordingly to improve the vision for the driver.
Let’s weigh-in on the must-have styles for each face type:
If you have a heart-shaped face-You can compliment your wide cheek bones and a narrow chin with a classy pair of aviators.
If you have an oval-shaped face-You are lucky enough and just any type of frame and style would compliment you.
For a square shaped face-The sharp angles of the face and jawbones can be balanced out easily with frames that are circular in shape or the cat-eye styles.
If you have a round shape face- Go for a square or rectangular frame and that would offset the fullness of your face.
Points to remember
- While buying sunglasses, make sure it provides a protection from UV rays.
- Look for pairs that block at least 99% of UVB rays and at least 95% of UVA rays.
- Refrain from buying pairs, that are labeled as cosmetic and don’t provide any protection.
- Avoid using clip-on sunshades as these can damage your lenses. Magnetic sunshades however are a good alternative as they attach to the frame and not lens.