Find your perfect frames in 3 simple steps
Glasses or spectacles are an essential fashion accessory and they make just as important a style statement as your choice of handbag or shoes (whether you actually need them or not). Choosing the right optical frames for your face and look is a tricky business, so we’ve created this guide to buying glasses to make things easy for you. Also you could buy designer frames online right here & get them fitted at the opticians for great savings - look good, shop smart.
Pick the right frames for your face
First things first, you need to work out your face shape to determine what frames will work for you.
You can do this by taking a photo of yourself directly facing the camera and using a piece of tracing paper to sketch your outline. Or you can use an erasable pen (or even some lipstick) to trace your face on the mirror. Once you have worked out your shape, you can then find the perfect frames to suit you.
oval facesshould go for
SQUARE facesshould go for
round facesshould go for
rectangular facesshould go for
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Buy the right size
If you look on the inside of your glasses, you'll find a number that looks like this: 52▢18-135
This information shows you:
The lens diameter52▢18-135
This is the width of the lens measured from the bridge.The bridge width52▢18-135
This is the width of the lens measured from the bridge.The length of the arm52▢18-135
This is the width of the lens measured from the bridge.
get your lenses fitted
Once you have chosen your perfect frames, take them down to your local optician and get your prescription lenses fitted. Remember, it’s important to get your eyes checked at least every two years not only for your sight but your general eye health, so make sure you book your appointment.
Donate your old glasses to charity
If you have any old glasses, there are charities that will recycle them in an environmentally friendly way and use the money to support optical programmes overseas.
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