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Picking out new eyeglasses tomorrow! Need opinions!

post #1 of 17
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Tomorrow I am planning to go and pick out some new eyeglasses. I can't see worth a thing out of my old ones so it's that time again to go get some new glasses! I went to the eye doctor last week and got my new prescription. While i was there, he told me to get the High Index ones (featherlight kind) since my prescription is pretty strong...it'll help me see better and be light/thin as well. I have NO idea what kind i want though! Here's a picture of what my face looks like. What kind of frame/lenses should i try???? (oh yea- nothing gold- i'm REALLY allergic!) I want something i can wear every day to work/etc -so nothing toooo funky or anything like that! definitely something cute though! I wear contacts about 70% of the time and glasses about the other 30% just depending.

this picture's a few yrs. old (using colin's pc, not mine at the moment so i don't have all of mine on here) but my face still looks the same. i'm the brunette.
post #2 of 17
I don't know much about glasses but I think that little silver square ones would look really cute on you. I think it's best to just go there and try on every pair that you like then narrow it down! Good luck!





BTW: You're really pretty!
post #3 of 17
The best thing is to go and try on a variety of frames.
post #4 of 17
I agree, just go an pick out a bunch of different ones that you think you might like. I have to do that - can't just pick out one. With a more rounded looking face you don't want round glasses. Try more of a rectangle type.
post #5 of 17
I think you should just try a bunch on and see which ones fit you best. I prefer pretty small frames and have to get a new pair myself this coming week.
You are very pretty! I'm sure that you shouldn't have a problem finding a nice pair of glasses.
post #6 of 17
I'd say small and silver. Round or square.

Good luck!
post #7 of 17
Here are a few I like for you:





post #8 of 17
I agree on trying out a bunch of frames too see what looks good. Do you want them to be noticed or not???
post #9 of 17
Choose glasses that let your eyes sit central in them, if your eyes are not central it can make your eyes look to far apart or close together.

avoid shiny colours as they will look old fasioned and dated, maybe a darker mat colour would be good.

avoid anything with a thicker frame at the top, it makes people look witch like in my opinion lol!

If you are allergic to the metals in some frames, try titanium, that is suposed to be good, or paint clear nail varnish on the parts of the glasses that touch your skin (normally the bit by your ears)

oh and take a friend with you and ask the store workers their opinions, they should give you the truth!
post #10 of 17
Check out this article...it gives some advice on how to pick out frames that are flattering to what shape of face/skin tone you have. Good luck!

http://www.allaboutvision.com/eyegla...r_analysis.htm
post #11 of 17
If you're not used to wearing glasses, I would recommend getting titanium frames.
They're virtually weightless!
These are similar to mine
http://www.eyeglass.com/sirihisc6575.html

They don't have hinges, they're flexible, no screws or rims! It feels like I'm not even wearing them!
post #12 of 17
Well, I have a roundish face, too, but that's where the resemblance ends -- you're cute as a button! Here's what I think about choosing glasses, which doesn't necessarily go along with the conventional wisdom:

1. Never buy glasses because someone else thinks you look good in them. It's fine to get input, but ultimately, the only thing that counts is whether you like what you see in the mirror.

2. When you have a pretty face, as you do, the "disappearing" styles can work for you, and so can the heavier ones... you can wear lots of different looks. (On the other hand, I'm convinced that unfortunate-looking people like me actually look better in slightly funky, Yeah-I'm-Wearin'-Glasses-What's-It-To-Ya frames. )

3. Although you'd look cute in them, you probably don't want to consider the fragile "rimless" styles with the stretchy plastic loops to hold the lenses in -- because you're working with animals, and your glasses might take a bit of a beating. Someone suggested titanium, and that's a great idea! My brother has some titanium frames that don't even have hinges -- they're just bent at the temples, and they flex easily when you take them off and put them on. (Expensive, though!)

Of the frames Trout's Mom posted, I like the shape of the one labeled "4502." But again... your opinion is the one that counts. Can't wait to see what you choose!
post #13 of 17
I like the reddish burgundy ones ("3081") posted by Trout's mom.
If you're a brunette, that might be good.

If I can figure out how to post a pic, I'll post my recent pair which cost me $$$$$ (heheheh!) -- they're Judith Leiber, very dark red plastic (looks different in different lighting) w/ carved arms and red crystal detail that you can only see from certain angles . And they fit my big, round face (= priceless!!)
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
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2. When you have a pretty face, as you do, the "disappearing" styles can work for you, and so can the heavier ones... you can wear lots of different looks. (On the other hand, I'm convinced that unfortunate-looking people like me actually look better in slightly funky, Yeah-I'm-Wearin'-Glasses-What's-It-To-Ya frames. )

3. Although you'd look cute in them, you probably don't want to consider the fragile "rimless" styles with the stretchy plastic loops to hold the lenses in -- because you're working with animals, and your glasses might take a bit of a beating. Someone suggested titanium, and that's a great idea! My brother has some titanium frames that don't even have hinges -- they're just bent at the temples, and they flex easily when you take them off and put them on. (Expensive, though!)

Of the frames Trout's Mom posted, I like the shape of the one labeled "4502." But again... your opinion is the one that counts. Can't wait to see what you choose!
I have a REALLY round face (can you say pumpkin head?) and I wear a light pink pair of Jordan Silohette Titanium glasses.
They're completely rimless!

They are MUCH tougher then the ones with plastice loopy ones. I do roofing and they have been through HECK!

But it is ALWAYS up to you Nikki! What YOU think is a good look.
I made the mistake once of taking someone elses advice on glasses and was miserable with them!
post #15 of 17
Trout's Mom has posted some great options IMO. I'm not for the Hingeless, but the Rimless can be very nice if you want something that is not that much of a fashion statement and lets people see your own beautiful features a more.

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post #16 of 17
Since you have a strong prescription (hence the need for high index lenses) you absolutely don't want the rimless glasses. It will make you look like you're wearing Coke bottles. Believe me, I know! My script is -7.5 diopter!!! I just got new glasses a couple of weeks ago...my first new frames in about 10 years (I get new lenses every other year.) I SO wanted rimless, but I know how thick my lenses are, even with the high index lenses. You will also want to have the edges rolled and polished, it makes them not so noticeable. I have a really round face. Here's the glasses that I went with. I got my first pair of bifocals this time too (progressive lenses.) I'm really happy with them. I went with the bronze color (midnight brown.) http://www.framesdirect.com/framesfp...-mdtbph/r.html This was the first pair that I picked out of several pairs, and I just kept coming back to them. The fronts are metallic and the ear pieces are plastic coated.

I recommend going about a half hour early and wear your contact lenses (if you have them.) That way, you will be able to see what you look like with the empty frames on your face....before they give you the dilating drops and you can't see a thing!!! Ask the opinion of the optician, they know what styles and colors will work the best with your face shape, features and coloring. Good luck!!!
post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thankyou everyone!!! What great suggestions!! I forgot to post on Tuesday so i'll do it now!!! I took Colin with me and he helped me pick out some really pretty glasses on Tues!!! The won't be in for a few more days as they're making the lenses and all.

I wounded up with a more square shaped frame (as my face is more round, so i didn't want round lenses). The color is a gorgeous burgendy color called "rose champagne" sounds weird- but it is stuble and looks really good!!! I wound up getting the poly. lenses and added the anti-reflective coating to it so i can see better at night without soo much glare hopefully. The poly. ones are supposed to be more durable than the featherweight styles (high index) so since i am around animals constantly, i went with the safer option

I can't wait to get them in and see how they loo! It will be soo nice to be able to properly see out of my glasses! (the ones i have now are entirely too weak) The lady who helped us was also very kind- i got her name, and wrote a really nice email to her manager to tell them how polite she was and how much i appreciated it (hopefully she will get a raise or some praise!) I'm really happy with the ones i picked out- Colin loves them too!!! (he actually picked those out for me to try on and i wound up adoring them!) They were also really good about putting "NO SILICONE" all over the order (i'm allergic to silicone and i didn't want it on the nose pads or ear pads.)
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