Picking your Ideal Spec's!

One of my best friends, Lexa Rowland, is not only a one of my best friends, Lexa Rowland, is not only a truly phenomenal author, but has probably the best glasses I have ever seen a person wear in my life. I give her credit on not only writing this article, but with the glasses-picking genius as well! Her glasses kind of want me to wish I had bad vision...

Lexa's Amazing Spec's!

When picking out a new pair of glasses, it seems like all you have to do is go pick out a pair, give them your prescription, and you're 

done. Truth be told though, there is a lot more that factors in. One should consider each of the following carefully: Where should I buy glasses, in store or online? What is my price range? What style am I looking for?
Both in store and online are good places to purchase glasses, with perks for each. Sometimes an online provider will give you more options, styles, and colours. Meanwhile, in a store you can try the glasses on and see how they look. Online also saves you some time, but a store has more dependability and credability. Depending on your preferences and price range, it's up to you whether you want to use an online site or go to a store. Walmart surprisingly provides great service with glasses and has a decent selection to choose from. Another store you can go to is Lenscrafters.
When you've decided where you want to shop, you should also decide how much you're willing to spend. Glasses can range from 15 dollars, to 300 dollars, depending what you're looking for. If you're willing to spend more money, brands such as Ray-Ban, Burberry, Calvin Klein, and others provide a sophisticated look. Their glasses being more pricey, are also inclined to be stronger and last longer. If you're trying to save a bit of cash but still get a lasting pair of glasses, you won't have to look hard. Websites such as Globaleyeglasses.com and Eyebuydirect.com provide an assortment of stylish glasses for as little as $6.95. If you are trying to save money on purchasing glasses, I would recommend shopping online where you are more likely to come across deals than in an actual store. 
Style is the trickiest part of this experience. How do you know what will look good, but also be what you want? First, think of what look you are aiming for. If you're working as a dentist or lawyer, you don't want a large pair of glasses distracting you and your patients/clients. If you work as an artist, you would want to portray your style and glasses as another piece of art. I recommend for a more business look, something wired or rim-less. Rectangular glasses give you a professional edge, and the clean cut look is classy. If you're going for a fashionable, trendy look, go for something angular or round. Anything colourful goes, too. Thick frames are becoming a big trend, and show off the eyes stunningly. If you're just looking for a sensible back up pair of glasses, small, round frames with decorated sides work well. If you want a retro look, round wire glasses bring back a classic look. 
Also, think of your face shape. If you have a round face, you'll want to balance it out with square, pointy frames. If you have a rectangular face, you are lucky and have more options: square frames intensify your cheekbones, and round glasses don't round out your face, but provide balance.
The last thing that matters the most is, are they “you”? Do the glasses you are about to ring up or put into your online shopping cart represent who you are? Are you edgy like your rectangular frames? Are you simple and easy-going like your rimless spectacles? Whatever your glasses look like, I highly believe they display your personality. And you shouldn't ever worry about what other people think. That being said, be bold. Your vision needs correction so you might as well take advantage of the fact that you get to have bothersome glasses that you'll constantly have to push up your nose, clean with your shirt, and look for fervently every morning because you can't remember where you left those retched, itchy pieces of glass that perch awkwardly in front of your poor eyes. You're going to have to wear them until you: A) get eye correcting surgery; or B) Find your contacts you misplaced three weeks ago. You should at least give your eyes the decency of good taste. If you want to get a pair of aviator styled, green glasses, go for it. Who's stopping you to judge you and say they look bad? If anyone actually does that, obviously they are jealous of what could possibly be the latest trend. Make your eyes have something to look forward to wearing when they wake up. Think of your glasses as an outfit for your eyes; what do you normally wear? Your clothes are a part of your personality, just as your glasses will be. Just be yourself with your eye-ware, and you'll be sure to pick out the perfect pair of glasses that will not only fit your budget, but make you feel confident and good looking.

Molly doesn't actually glasses, but ideally, if she did, these would totally be great for her.
These look great on singer Lisa Loeb! They don't totally take over her face shape- they flatter it!
I love the odd shape of these Chanel glasses. They bring out her eyes, and could potentially turn heads- yet they are classy. I like how the rest of her outfit is simple.
You can always count on Prada for awesome unique spec's! The coral lips play on the clear frames, balancing off the color.
Blogger Tavi's glasses are great because they blend into her face, yet are a weird shape.
These are Prada. They are truly a fantastic work of art. Lining up with the eyebrows make the cheek bones look raised because the focal point is higher. It elongates the face and has a stellar effect on the model!

Thanks so much to Lexa Rowland who wrote and came up with all these tips! Definitely keep these in mind when buying glasses- weather for prescription or for an accessory! 

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