Things To Consider When Picking Out Glasses

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Your most recent visit to the eye doctor may have determined that you need glasses. They’ve got your prescription ready based on your visual acuity, but there are many more decisions to make before you have a pair of glasses in your hands. Here are a few things to consider when picking out glasses next time you need an upgrade. 

Facial Structure 

You don’t just want glasses you can see with; you want glasses that complement your face, as well. The frames you decide on should complement your facial features. For example, square or rectangular frames complement a round facial structure best.  

Hair, Eye, and Skin Color 

When deciding on a color for your frames, you’ll want one that works well with your hair, eye, and skin color. Picking a frame color similar to your eye color highlights your eyes.  

For complementing skin tones, earth and neutral tones highlight warm complexions, and silver, grey, and pale colors complement cool skin tones best.  

Lastly, if you are looking for a more striking appearance that highlights your glasses, choose a frame color that contrasts your hair color. 


Your glasses should be a form of expression. Choose glasses that fit your personality such as bold and vibrant frames for an outgoing personality or sleek and slim glasses for a more sophisticated, under-the-radar individual.  


The lenses you pick should accommodate your lifestyle. If you are sporty and active, consider scratch-resistant lenses. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, you may want transition or polarized lenses to keep the sun out of your eyes. 

There are lenses to accommodate everyone’s needs, including lenses that aid color-blind individuals and blue-light lenses that protect the eyes of individuals who spend most of their day looking at a computer screen. 

Your facial structure, hair color, eye color, skin color, personality, and lifestyle are some of the most important things to consider when picking out glasses. 

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