EYEGLASSES MAKE A FASHION STATEMENT

According to the Vision Council of America, approximately 75 percent of adults wear some sort of vision correction. People wear eyeglasses for different reasons. Some people are nearsighted and cannot see objects far away, while other people are farsighted and cannot see objects close by. Eyeglasses offer corrective vision for people who have difficulty seeing.

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According to the Vision Council of America, approximately 75 percent of adults wear some sort of vision correction. People wear eyeglasses for different reasons. Some people are nearsighted and cannot see objects far away, while other people are farsighted and cannot see objects close by. Eyeglasses offer corrective vision for people who have difficulty seeing.


Because such a large population of people wear them, eyeglasses have become a common fashion statement. Eyeglass shopping can be a hassle. You have to find eyeglasses within your budget and they need to fit your style and be a good match for your face. Depending on your vision, you may wear your eyeglasses occasionally, such as when you’re reading, or every day all the time. The following guidelines can make finding the right glasses an easy process:


Face Shape.

You should choose your frames based on the shape of your face. Is it oval, round, square, diamond or heart shaped? Select frames that bring symmetry and balance to your face.


Color.

There are “cool” and “warm” frame colors. Cool colors are generally hues of blues, purples and pinks while warm colors are more neutral,

EYEGLASSES MAKE A FASHION STATEMENT

TANIQUA WARD, M.S.

TaNiqua Ward is a staff writer for Health & Wellness magazine.

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such as khaki, gold and cooper. Choose the color of your frames based on the colors of your skin, eyes and hair. People generally look best in colors that are in their own color base and complement their skin tone.


Lifestyle.

Think of your everyday activities and the things you do while wearing eyeglasses. Make sure the glasses you choose are durable if you are more active, or find eyeglasses that accessorize your outfits well if you spend a lot of time in the office.


Personality.

Your eyeglasses can say a lot about you and your personality. You can also have multiple pairs for different environments and personalities. Some people have a pair for business and a fun pair for weekends and activities. Find the eyeglasses that best express your personality and go with your style.


Be open to new colors, frames and ideas when choosing eyeglasses. Look for glasses that flatter you and help you make a personal style statement.