How to choose Sunglasses: Practical Advice
Sunglasses are a truly indispensable summer accessory. How to regulate the choice? Today I will try to tell you mine, as always based on my experience and trying to give you some practical and easily applicable advice from all. So here’s a little guide for you on how to choose sunglasses!
I worked for several years in the eyewear world, in the press office of one of the largest international companies in the sector. We often received requests for suggestions on how to match the glasses to the various face shapes and I myself helped to draw up some of those files, in which we periodically inserted the new models of the various collections. As always, theory is one thing and practice is one thing. And then there is another very important point that should not be underestimated: style and personal tastes.
Glasses are a highly identifying accessory of a style and tend to connote it in a very specific way. This is why, more often than we think, the guides on how to wear them (… but I can assure you that it does not only apply to glasses!) Beyond a certain point they cannot go. That said, let’s see some useful advice together. You really need the advice when you decide to buy cat eye glasses for example.
Girls, pay attention to me on this point: glasses must be placed in front of the eyes. You use them to look through it. So, the fashion of the moment is fine, it is fine to give in to a particular model wanting to spend little, but, I beg you, do not skimp on the lenses! They must be of quality and quality lenses can be found at the optician. I recommend: you can seriously jeopardize the health of your eyes with a non-certified lens.
How to choose sunglasses: acetate or metal?
First thing to evaluate, which never names anyone, but which for me comes even before the stylistic advice: look at the material you choose for the frame! Here the advice is one: it depends on how much you wear them, how much you bear the weight on your ears and whether or not you wear a graduated lens (which weighs more). If you are used to wearing glasses normally, so a few grams more or less makes no difference, you can opt for large models in acetate, injected or plastic materials. Conversely, metal frames are usually much lighter and might bother you less. Here too, however, it is not a universal law: there are materials such as Optyl, which is very light, which weighs less on the ears and nose than certain metals. However, take the weight factor into consideration when making your choice, even when buying eyewear online.
My advice here is to look at where the front comes in at the top and bottom. Regardless of the type of face you have, pay attention to whether or not it covers your eyebrow and whether or not it rests on your cheek or cheekbone: if you smile, it might bother you. Also keep in mind another thing: the caliber. Often the glasses are made in different calibers, that is to say in different “sizes”, slightly smaller or larger. If you realize that the frame rests on the cheeks, especially in the case of models such as pilots (those of aviator), ask if there is a smaller caliber: it could be the solution to the problem.
In general, the important thing is that the front comes either entirely above (thus covering it) or entirely under the eyebrow, that it is not halfway and that it does not rest on the cheek. On the side, however, it can also be wider than the face: the important thing is that the temple adheres to it, otherwise the glasses will fall off.