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5 Tips to Pick the Best Optical Frame

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Apr 07, 2022

5 Tips to Pick the Best Optical Frame

Are you looking to buy an optical frame? You’re not alone! The eyeglass market has exploded in recent years, with more styles, colors, and designs. The wide selection can make it challenging to choose the best pair of frames for your lifestyle, needs, and budget.

There are a plethora of factors to consider when trying to find the perfect pair of optical frames. When you start shopping around and try on different frames, you may find that one pair looks great on you but doesn’t feel comfortable, while another feels good but doesn’t look as good as you’d hoped it would on your face.

When you’re looking to pick out the best eyeglass frame, you’ll want to keep these five tips in mind as you shop. By doing so, you’ll be able to narrow down your search and choose the perfect pair of glasses for your face shape and personality. 

1) Understand your personality

Picking an eyeglass frame is a very personal choice, and what’s right for you might not be suitable for everyone. One of your first steps should be understanding your personality and choosing frames that best reflect it. 

For example, metal frames work best if you’re a classic gentleman, while angular black glasses look great on rock stars and celebrities like Brad Pitt. 

If you’re high-energy and outgoing, plastic/rubber frames will complement your style perfectly. Whatever styles you go with, make sure that you can see clearly—and comfortably—through all of them!

2) Know what looks good on you

Before you head out and buy yourself a new pair of eyeglasses, think about what type of frame looks good on you.

Are you more of an oval, round, or heart-shaped face? Look in a mirror and hold two coins at eye level—one on each side of your face to figure that out. Where they intersect is roughly where your eyes are positioned. 

The size and width of your face will dictate how large or small an eyeglass frame looks best on you, and if you want a more glamorous look, try cat-eye glasses, which enhance eyes dramatically by making them appear larger than they are.

3) Picking a color that complements the skin tone

When picking a color for your glasses frames, selecting one that complements your skin tone is good. A frame that doesn’t match your skin tone can stand out more than you want and even make you look ill.

As a general rule of thumb, dark skin tones look great in darker colors, and light skin tones can pull off almost any color. If you aren’t sure what looks best with your complexion, ask an optician for help or try them at eyewear online store and see what looks best.

4) Go for quality, not quantity

When you’re in a hurry and need to find an optical frame quickly, it might seem like more is better. However, most optical shops carry hundreds of styles, making it easy for you to get sidetracked.

Instead of settling on a cheap pair that won’t last long, take some time and find frames that fit your face well and are made from high-quality materials.

Once you’ve found a few pairs you like, focus on those and see if they have other similar styles (you may even be able to purchase them online). You should be much happier with your glasses in five years if you pick quality over quantity.

5) Think about your lifestyle

The glasses you choose will also be a function of your lifestyle. You’ll probably want lightweight and flexible glasses if you live an active lifestyle.

If you spend most of your day inside, where glare can be a big problem, then anti-glare features will be essential. If the style is one of your primary concerns, you might prefer frames with exaggerated features like colored lenses or plastic and metal accents.

On top of all that, if flexibility is a factor for you—especially when it comes to something as simple as keeping track of a single pair of glasses—then adjustable features will be desirable. 

Let’s Wrap Up 

And that’s it, folks! These are my top tips for picking a new optical frame. Do you have any questions? Leave me a comment below! I’d love to hear from you and help out where I can.

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David Abramovici, the Founder of Vicci™ Eyewear, came from a family of artisans dedicated to craftsmanship since the 1920s.

David recalls that when his mother was around 65 years old, she would always ask him to stop by the local pharmacy to pick up some generic readers.

He would spend at least 20 minutes every time he went there, just standing in front of a rack full of tacky, ugly readers. It was difficult for him to choose a "nice" design that he thought would look good on his mother.

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