Buying trendy prescription glasses online

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Are you looking for glasses that follow the latest trends? With a great choice of glasses on offer, you're sure to find the perfect pair out of the hundreds of different glasses styles you can find online.

The latest trends in prescription glasses

The latest trends in glasses are always changing, but if you want to find the glasses styles that are in fashion then look no further. Here are some of the hottest trends in eyewear at the moment:

Vintage glasses

The vintage look is certainly back in this year, and there are a number of styles to choose from. Shy away from a modern look and try the classic wayfarer style. Wayfarer glasses mimic the Ray-Ban style designed in the 50's and their distinct trapezoid shape and thick arms have made them a long lasting fashion accessory. The style oozes a sense of "danger" and has been very popular having numerous revivals and updates. Alternatively try tortoiseshell glasses for a more colourful and unique look. The glasses, which are designed to mimic the colouring of a shell of a tortoise were very popular and have come back into vintage style.

Looking Smart

Glasses have always had the reputation of making someone look smart, but in some cases they have been seen as geeky or nerdy. While to some that may be undesirable, geek-chic is certainly in this year and there are a couple of ways to achieve that look. Big glasses for instance make a really bold statement, and act as a focal point. Using oversized frames draws attention to your glasses, and so long as they suit your face shape, they can make a great fashion accessory. Alternatively, try square glasses, which can be both tall and wide without being specifically oversized. These glasses are perfect for round faces as they angular lines contrast the soft lines of a rounder face.

Shape it up

Square or round? Thick or thin? If you want the perfect pair of glasses you need to know your face shape. There are four key face shapes (round, square, oval or heart) and knowing which one you are will impact the choice you make on glasses. Choosing the right pair will flatter your face; round glasses are great for those with a square face, and likewise, square glasses are right for those with a round face. This is because of the contrast they bring, helping to balance your features.

Buying the latest glasses online

If you're going to buy your new pair of glasses online, here's some helpful information and things to consider:

  • Price: Buying the latest glasses online can save you as much as 20 - 30% against buying them from your local high street opticians. If you're looking to save then we recommend looking around to get the best deal, or ordering from a website with a price match guarantee.
  • Convenience: Being able to purchase trendy glasses online means that there's no need to head down to your opticians and wait around. Using an online service means you can select the style you like, check the fit, enter your prescription details and order in a matter of minutes. (Make sure your prescription is up-to-date and your current glasses offer perfect vision correction before ordering a new pair. We recommend that you take an eye test once every two years, to ensure that your prescription remains accurate).
  • Choice: When it comes to choosing a new pair of glasses or sunglasses, there are hundreds of styles, shapes and sizes to consider. Buying online gives you access to more options; as often opticians can only carry one or two variants within a range and may not have a style you like.
  • Fit: Just like a great pair of jeans, the right pair of glasses will fit you perfectly. Have a look at your current frames and note the measurements of the side arm and frame width (these should be printed on the inside arm on most frames). Selecting a pair that has similar measurements will help you to enjoy wearing your glasses comfortably. Even if you select a frame with a different shape to your existing ones, you should still choose a frame with a similar arm length and width for comfort's sake.

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