I need glasses....

  • trl_

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    Nov 26, 2009 7:53 AM GMT
    And I definitely think glasses will suit me since I feel like because of my face shape I look studious to begin with, but I don't know what kind of frames to get.

    I really am not into those thick ones like everyone is wearing recently. I'm just not a fad type person. In the end if I find a pair that really flatters me I might get them but I'd like to blaze my own trail as far as lenses go.

    I have a heart shaped face (wide on top and the cheek bones and gets smaller toward the chin), and so I did some research and heart faces are to have "thin frames with vertical elements to balance the thin chin" icon_cool.gif

    Suggestions? Comments? Concerns?
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    Nov 26, 2009 8:32 AM GMT
    Actually, I think thick frames would look good on you.

    How about some BCG's? icon_lol.gif

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    But seriously, how about these? But not Prada. There are more affordable frames out there.

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  • trl_

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    Nov 26, 2009 8:55 AM GMT
    xrichx saidActually, I think thick frames would look good on you.

    How about some BCG's?


    Ahahaha, my roommate is Army ROTC and he has loads of these laying around the apartment. I look ridiculous in them actually because my features are so small/delicate. lol
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    Nov 26, 2009 10:54 AM GMT
    You could try wire rims - they won't compete with your features - Only thing is - it's easy to lose or bend them. Are you hard on things? Lose stuff?
  • GQjock

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    Nov 26, 2009 12:03 PM GMT
    How about these babies icon_cool.gif

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    Seriously though you want a man's toned down version of those
    thin frames that come up very slightly at the temples




    Here you can up load a photo and they will come up with the best frame shape for you
    http://www.lenscrafters.com/eyeglasses/whats-your-face-shape-find-eyeglasses-to-flatter-your-face

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    Nov 26, 2009 1:30 PM GMT
    Well if you wanna look studious, classy, serious, there's the classic black plastic frame. Gucci makes those a lot, and they look good on guys.
    It looks like the prada's above. That's what I'm wearing and I love it icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 26, 2009 1:36 PM GMT
    Get the laser surgery! Why bother with glasses? You have a cute face.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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    Nov 26, 2009 2:04 PM GMT
    I think your best bet is to enlist a good (honest) friend and spend a weekend afternoon going to many different shops and just looking and trying frames on. Since you'll be wearing them every day, you have the ultimate decision, but having a second opinion is always a good idea.

    Also, going to different shops is key because different stores carry different brands. It's in your best interest to shop around!
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    Nov 26, 2009 2:18 PM GMT
    Musclequest saidGet the laser surgery! Why bother with glasses? You have a cute face.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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    I've worn glasses for over 50 years. And some of them looked identical to the thick frames in the second post here. icon_redface.gif

    But by the early 1970s I was wearing thin metal frames, which I continue to do, because thick frames are obtrusive in my line of sight, sorta like wearing a Halloween mask, and also physically heavy on my face. Try both thick and thin in an optical store and judge for yourself. I usually get Flexon frames by Marchon, of a special metal alloy you can twist an incredible amount without them bending permanently, very rugged frames that appear fragile instead.

    If these are your first glasses then I presume your prescription isn't too strong. In that case you can choose most any shape that flatters your face, and also "frameless" where the bottom portion of the lenses are not supported by a frame. Very elegant, but not practical for an active young man, more for professional business & evening wear.

    If your prescription is stronger, say above -3.00 diopters, then you need to avoid large, very square lenses, and choose frame sizes that place your eye directly in the center of the lens. Otherwise the far edges of the lens become very thick, giving you a distorted view, and making you look a bit nerdy. My strong prescription does that, so I have to use a number of tricks to keep the lenses thin.

    You may be too young for laser eye surgery, your vision not yet stabilized. If interested, see if you can get a free consultation.

    I've also been wearing contact lenses since 1965. Nowadays I just use them socially only, from the time I first needed bifocals, since contact lens approaches to bifocals aren't very satisfactory in my opinion. I have daily disposables, that I just throw away at the end of the day, as the name implies.

    No cleaning, no overnight soaking, just pop them in and wear them once. But you'll still want a pair of eyeglasses for backup, since most people can't wear contacts during an 18-hour day nonstop, nor in all conditions (dusty for instance).

    I'm glad you're taking a positive attitude. When I first had to wear eyeglasses they were considered a tragic fate; now they're a fashion statement. A big improvement in public perception from which you can now benefit. Best to you.
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    Nov 26, 2009 8:18 PM GMT
    I was absolutely sure I needed glasses, so I got all excited and bought frames. Turns out I still have 20/20, so I don't get to wear the frames I bought icon_sad.gif Actually I still wear them occasionally icon_razz.gif

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  • auryn

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    Nov 26, 2009 8:28 PM GMT
    ic! Berlin makes great frames. I <3 great eye jewelry.

    There are also some great frame makers in Spain and Japan that would suit you.

    What's your price range?
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    Nov 26, 2009 9:08 PM GMT
    Avoid Prada frames, they are not made to last... I love my Emporio Armani frames, and i have had a diesel pair for 6 or 7 years that are the thick plastic ones.

    Because i have a very angular face, I choose rectangular cut fames... I'd avoid frameless or half frame glasses, they tend to not age well. sharp cuts, silver/pewter/dark grey/midnight blue/black are all good colors... gold is gawdy for modern men and brown tends to look wierd when going from one outfit to another.
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    Nov 26, 2009 9:10 PM GMT
    And spend the extra money for the thin (polycarbonate) lenses, no matter what you eyesight... you're nose will thank you...
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    Nov 27, 2009 1:48 AM GMT
    KyleAD saidAvoid Prada frames, they are not made to last... I love my Emporio Armani frames, and i have had a diesel pair for 6 or 7 years that are the thick plastic ones.

    Because i have a very angular face, I choose rectangular cut fames... I'd avoid frameless or half frame glasses, they tend to not age well. sharp cuts, silver/pewter/dark grey/midnight blue/black are all good colors... gold is gawdy for modern men and brown tends to look wierd when going from one outfit to another.


    Well you know what, to be honest, I'm an optometrist (I know I'm 18 ... long story) and a lot of frames from brands like Gucci, Prada, D&G, Dior, Chanel etc are made in Italy by the same producer. It's not handmade and they use very cheap plastic.
    To sum up, the 350$ Gucci glasses I'm wearing cost like 5$ to be produced.
    Yup ... I'm not kidding!
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    Nov 27, 2009 2:16 AM GMT
    I like how Viroth has consistently dropped designer names during his entire illustrious posting career on the board.
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    Nov 27, 2009 3:03 AM GMT
    Hahaha... I don't give a shit what a French optometrist says even if he's right... You don't have to have any formal schooling... what kind of country trusts your eyes to that kind of system?
  • Webster666

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    Nov 27, 2009 3:53 AM GMT
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    ...or get Lasik
  • trl_

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    Nov 27, 2009 4:05 AM GMT
    I don't know why but I'm just paranoid about matching them to my face shape. I honestly believe that it will look best if I can find a bowtie shape or something that comes out more on top to balance my thin chin but most of these frame shapes are made for women since a heart face it more "feminine"....also, I don't need surgery. My prescription isn't strong at all, nearly nothing, so this is more a fashion venture for me than anything else.

    And I'm definitely interested in those Spanish and Japanese frames since I think I'm quirky enough to pull off a foreign style...what's the source on those?!
  • pandamarama

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    Nov 27, 2009 4:10 AM GMT
    JF Ray has some pretty nice frames

    I've got these but in a different colour. http://www.contactsandspecs.com/jfrey0000190000180.html
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    Nov 27, 2009 4:21 AM GMT
    If the frame is such a concern, why not get rimless glasses? That is what I currently wear and I love them to pieces.
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    Nov 27, 2009 4:27 AM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidIf the frame is such a concern, why not get rimless glasses? That is what I currently wear and I love them to pieces.


    Because I'd like to have a frame. My glasses I have now are rimless and I want to change it up!

    I'm contemplating these, but I just wish I could find a neat color for my frames, something more unique:
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    I really like these but they're discontinued icon_sad.gif
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    Nov 27, 2009 5:36 AM GMT
    I had frames almost exactly like the top pair you posted from Fossil that had some nice color in them.

    Take a look around Zenni Optical. I belong to another online community and that site has been recommended by hundreds of people there. I bought a few pairs and love them as well.

    There are hundreds of models, and many are customizable (frame color, glass tint, bifocal, transition, the works).
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    Nov 27, 2009 5:37 AM GMT
    Webster666 said28247l4.jpg




    ...or get Lasik



    ahahaha there was a M.A.C collection after her .
  • trl_

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    Nov 29, 2009 4:26 AM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidI had frames almost exactly like the top pair you posted from Fossil that had some nice color in them.

    Take a look around Zenni Optical. I belong to another online community and that site has been recommended by hundreds of people there. I bought a few pairs and love them as well.

    There are hundreds of models, and many are customizable (frame color, glass tint, bifocal, transition, the works).


    I like the endless parade of glasses on this site hahah