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Selecting New Eyeglass Frames

I was just examined by a Master Optician whom I have used before. No one else I have seen can get a prescription as accurately as he.

 

I commented that since my last appointment I had let my hair go gray. I said I guess I needed frames to complement my gray hair. He said that frames should complement your skin tone, not your hair. He further commented that the brown frames I had worn in today kept me from looking washed out. So I chose a pair of tortoise frames that have gold metal ear pieces. They are me.

 

He said that women change their hair color, but skin tone is consistent.

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Re: Selecting New Eyeglass Frames

Thank you for sharing your experience with us.  I found it not only interesting but helpful.

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I recently has bilateral cataract surgery and wear glasses for distance/driving only. Before the surgery I was extremely nearsighted. While wearing gas permeable contacts my entire adult life, I still used eyeglasses when not wearing the contacts. I had to have glasses that were frameless because the thick lenses would pop out of regular frames. I wore these for many years. This time I opted for the same thing. I really like being able to see all of my face. The lenses are almost invisible.

 

Interesting side note is how hard it was to shop for this style this time. I was quoted $400-500 for side/ear pieces that screw into the lens. Just unreal! I ended getting my current pair from Walmart and paying $25 after my insurance kicked in. Interestingly, Walmart had the widest variety of frameless styles.

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That's so interesting. Thank you for sharing! I have a mix of black, gray and white hair, and recently ordered 2 pairs of eyeglasses. One is a matte black wire frame and the other is a black and gray tortoise. My skin tone is a neutral olive-medium. It's funny, skin tone makes a lot of sense but I was thinking hair color should drive the choice which was why I went with he two that I did. And people in the shop helped me choose them from the small pile I had set aside and I am excited to get them! I'm also excited because it will be the first time I've had more than one pair of glasses at a time.

 

I can't imagine not wearing glasses. I'd feel so exposed! Lol.

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My skin tone has changed as I have aged.

I always wore jewel tones, or what I call crayon colors- true blue, red with blue undertones, no yellow, kelly green.

 

My skin tone has changed, I now look better in rusts, burnt orange, browns & tans.   

 

I can't explain the difference, I'm sure the Beauty gals could.   But I noticed one day my foundation was no longer working for me.   I guess I went from a cool to a warm & the foundation looked so fake.

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Ok....    I just choose frames that I like.  I chose black frames in a modern frame with slight cat eye.  Very different from the purple ones and the tortoise I had been wearing.   I do like having two pairs of glasses so at some point I will get a red pair.  I obviously don't take glasses frames  as seriously the op.  

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As a redhead, I stick to tones of brown or gray.

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I have a truly neutral toned complexion. Currently wearing glasses with ivory tortoise frames. Just ordered new ones in a silvery grey metallic. It makes my grey/silver hair pop. The sunglasses I ordered are an ivory color with gold color accents and brown polorized lenses. So I'll have the best of both worlds. 
When you have to wear glasses all the time, it's important to choose frames carefully. For fit, color and how they flatter your face. Eyeglasses are a part of your overall look. They are too expensive to just grab a pair of frames off the rack and call it good. Even with insurance, my two pairs cost over $450 


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Re: Selecting New Eyeglass Frames

@fairydogmother 

 

You got a GREAT deal on the price!

 

I got new glasses a couple of months ago - over $1,000.

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@fairydogmother wrote:

I have a truly neutral toned complexion. Currently wearing glasses with ivory tortoise frames. Just ordered new ones in a silvery grey metallic. It makes my grey/silver hair pop. The sunglasses I ordered are an ivory color with gold color accents and brown polorized lenses. So I'll have the best of both worlds. 
When you have to wear glasses all the time, it's important to choose frames carefully. For fit, color and how they flatter your face. Eyeglasses are a part of your overall look. They are too expensive to just grab a pair of frames off the rack and call it good. Even with insurance, my two pairs cost over $450 


 

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@ALRATIBA wrote:

@fairydogmother 

 

You got a GREAT deal on the price!

 

I got new glasses a couple of months ago - over $1,000.

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@fairydogmother wrote:

I have a truly neutral toned complexion. Currently wearing glasses with ivory tortoise frames. Just ordered new ones in a silvery grey metallic. It makes my grey/silver hair pop. The sunglasses I ordered are an ivory color with gold color accents and brown polorized lenses. So I'll have the best of both worlds. 
When you have to wear glasses all the time, it's important to choose frames carefully. For fit, color and how they flatter your face. Eyeglasses are a part of your overall look. They are too expensive to just grab a pair of frames off the rack and call it good. Even with insurance, my two pairs cost over $450 


 


We have good insurance 


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