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Reading Eye Glasses: What Your Spectacles Say about You

Finding the right pair of glasses can be challenging. Not every style will match every face or personality. Understanding some basic rules before picking out your eye glasses will help you purchase a pair that leaves you looking and feeling fabulous. Here are some tips on what your glasses can say about you.


You Mean Business


In the workforce, you want to be taken seriously. Stay away from crazy shapes, bold colors or plastic frames. These suggest a fun loving personality, but they may not be professional for a work environment. Conservative eyewear will complement your business attire. This will leave you feeling confident by creating a uniform look, from head-to-toe, while also instilling trust from your colleagues. Rectangle, oval or almond shapes in a metal frame work well for both men and women. Cat-eyed frames bring out a woman’s courageous side and highlight their strong personality.


Men should consider colored frames in brown, black or silver. These dark colors suggest someone with a strict personality who can get the job done. These basic colors will also match most business suits while enhancing the face. The serious business women can emerge wearing frames in tones of black, espresso, gold, silver or brown to promote her authoritative presence.


Fashion Forward


Large, geometric shaped frames, such as oval or round, bring out the creative personality and show the world that you do not take life to seriously. Most style conscious wearers will have plastic frames to showcase their youthful side. In contrast, the classic aviator style represents a cool, yet relaxed character, but is also someone who is always up for an adventure.


Fashionable glasses will be available in brighter, bolder colors, than their business-approved counterparts. Red, orange, yellow or green showcase a confident personality, someone who loves to have a great time, while lighter, pastel tones bring out a trendy side while still implying a kind and gentle demeanor.


From Students to Seniors


Young adults just starting out want a look to express their youthful personality while still being professional. A square or rectangle frame featured in a bold color will bring out the trendy personality but remain subdued enough for most situations. This frame will tone down the look to also reveal an intelligent adult who enjoys life but still wants to be taken seriously.


The old-fashioned huge metal framed glasses your grandparents wore are long gone. Eye glasses for seniors may be a necessity, but they can still look stylish while wearing them. Rectangle shapes for men and a sleek cat-eye shape for women work well. These both show the person is comfortable in their own skin, without drawing the unwanted attention that their older, thick-rimmed glasses would.


The right color will add life back into the face. To appear younger, men should consider tones of burgundy, browns or silver. Women should avoid dark colors, like black or dark silver. These will overshadow and dull their face.


There are eye glasses for every age, profession and personality type. Whether you are a free-spirit or a serious business person, now you can choose a pair of glasses that brings out your best features and, thanks to new technologies, not wearing glasses is also an option. Contact lenses that can be left in for a week or more are one popular method of forgoing spectacles and letting your face shine. Additionally, according to LASIK surgeons in Salt Lake City, Utah, corrective surgery has become 25 times more precise. If you can’t stand the thought of wearing glasses, LASIK surgery is a safer, more effective option than it ever has been. And, if you regret your decision, you can still pick up some stylish frames to tie your style together.

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