When people think of glasses they immediately conjure up images of children with chunky 1970’s school issue glasses or the older generation putting on their specs to read the newspaper, however these items go far beyond their functional and practical role. Of course glasses are primarily worn by those people who have some sort of eyesight deficiency –including long sightedness and short sightedness – but there is also a role for glasses in fashion.
Many people choose to wear fashion eyewear not because they need to wear glasses as such but because they think they make a welcome addition to complete their look. The way that glasses frame the face and enhance the eyes means that they can, in effect, transform the whole image of a person and the style of glasses they choose can help reflect their personality.
Glasses in fashion can be worn when people are trying to create an ‘educated’ look. They are often teamed with school style clothing for women or with smart trousers and a shirt for men to create that studious look and feel. Today there are such a wide variety of frames to choose from that it is possible to get glasses to match all outfits – these include rimmed frames and rimless varieties in oval, round or rectangular shapes.
There are also lots of different coloured frames to choose from when it comes to fashion eyewear. Some of the more popular colours include red, black, tortoiseshell, blue, brown, pink and multi-coloured. This gives consumers the opportunity to express their own individuality through the choice of glasses they buy.
Reading glasses can be bought off the shelf or ordered via an optician if a prescription is required. It is always recommended that people have a regular eye test to ensure they are in good general health and that the condition of their eyes has not deteriorated. Many people who know they need reading glasses and know what strength they require will be able to buy off the shelf products from online retailers who specialise in a wide variety of styles, colours and strengths of reading glasses.