Friday, 10 May 2013

Types of Eye Frames

Any pair of prescription glasses will improve your vision, but a great set of eye frames makes you look good, too. Selecting your eye frames is a matter of weighing your style, your personality and the shape of your face. With so many stylish frames available, the fashion-conscious no longer need to worry about contact lenses. Does this Spark an idea?

Wire Frames

Wire frame glasses are available in most shapes and from many designers. These no-nonsense frames are down to earth and, when chosen properly, project a style that says their wearer is concerned with style, but not obsessed with it. Although wire-frame rims are typically lighter than those made out of plastics, they're also apt to break more easily, so eyeglass wearers with an active lifestyle may want to consider a different type of frame.

Plastic Frames

Plastic frames don't just hold lenses in front of your eyes. They also make a bold fashion statement. Whether heavyset frames are used to call attention to your eyes or craft a bookish sensibility, heavy framed glasses are as much a fashion accessory as a necessity for vision. Modern polymers make plastic frames more lightweight than they were decades ago, and the sturdy construction of heavier frames makes them a durable eyewear choice.

Oval Frames

Classic oval frames can be used to soften the contours of an angular face or to accentuate high cheekbones. Although oblong frames are fashionable, oval frames are available in a variety of shapes and sizes that make this shape fit many face shapes.

Rectangular Frames

Eyeglass wearers with round faces may opt for rectangular frames to benefit from a slimming effect that comes from wearing frames that are horizontally oriented. Rectangular frames also add angles to round faces, helping de-emphasize weak cheekbones and jaw lines.

Butterfly and Cat-Eye Frames

Butterfly frames feature lenses that flare slightly to the outside of the face, with narrower sections by the nose than at the temples. Cat-eye frames take this construction farther, bringing the frame to an emphasized point at the temples. Cat-eye glasses may work well with round faces, as they weigh the upper part of the face heavier than the lower half, and slide onto an oval face with ease. Butterfly glasses may provide some oblique angles to a square face or to help balance out a narrow chin.