Shopping for Eyewear… Oh the Options!

Buy SunglassesSeveral decades ago eyewear was considered a hindrance to looking good. Nowadays high brand shop glasses from Dior, Prada, Gucci or Armani often enhances a person’s look and desirability. Now, it is often a great asset and a necessity to wear fashionable eyewear if you want people to notice you.

With the creation of the contact lens, people now have the freedom to select between contact lenses and glasses. They can use framed glasses, for example, for regular use and on special occasions use their contact lenses instead.

Most people know how cool sunglasses are. They are now termed “Shades” and can make a male or a female extremely “chic” if he/she chooses the right sunglasses for himself/herself.  Sunglasses now have two basic purposes: to create a fashion statement and to shield the eyes from the sun.  Fashionable optical shops tend to be more desirable to a person with a more expensive taste, but it is not uncommon to find very stylish glasses that are very reasonably priced.

Today, there is such a wide variety of choices of lenses and frames that a person can avail of. The lenses can be made of fiber or glass. Colored lenses are also available that can provide some glamour to a person. Some lenses are photo-chromatic meaning their lenses change color along with the brightness of the light – when you are indoors, these lenses look bright but if you go out into the sun, the lenses darken a little.

There are likewise several varieties of frames. Frames can come in plastic or metal. One frame can look different when combined with other materials. Frames have different colors, shapes and angles. Some can be straight and simple while others are angled. Frames can have different shapes like rectangular, oval or round. Their rims can be a full rim or half rim or can be narrow or broad. The half rim can be open at bottom or the top.

So the next time you’re on a mission to buy eyeglasses, you may need to consider most of those those factors if you want to find eyewear that looks the best on you.

You need to consider the material of the lenses and frame of the eyewear. Bear in mind that glass and metal cause eyewear to be heavier compared to eyewear made of fiber or plastic. Lots of times, however, people don’t care if their eyewear is heavy as long as they really look good in it.

Consider the fit, the frames and the shape of your face and the color of your eyewear, a round face usually will look good in rectangular frames. For people who have square shaped faces, they will look better wearing round frames. Frames look good on you if they make your face look longer and thinner.

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Ruvane Richman says selling eyeglasses is in his genes. He’s the founder of Market Optical near Seattle’s Pike Place Market, which he started at the age of 23. Today Market Optical has two eyewear stores in Seattle and one in Bellevue.

Ruvane Richman – who has written posts on Market Optical | Best Eyeglasses in Seattle and Bellevue.

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