Choosing new Spectacles can be a long process, and ultimately can make an enormous impact on the way you look, just like having your hair done or updating your wardrobe.
Spectacles are no longer seen as a devise to aid your vision, in this constantly growing fashion conscious world we live in, they are a reflection of your personal image or a decorative piece of jewellery to enhance your facial features.
In the Spectacles market today there are literally hundreds of styles, shapes, materials, colours and sizes to bear in mind, however here at we have a great range of Spectacles for you to choose from to meet your individual requirements.
All our Spectacles are inclusive of Prescription lenses for distance or reading complete with any coatings you would normally pay extra for in the shops. There are simple add-on prices for special lenses and finishes, so you will always know in advance exactly what you are paying for, there are no hidden costs involved at.
Generally one pair of Spectacles is just not enough these days, many people like to have a few pairs for different occasions, one for work, one for leisure, a special pair for going out, or perhaps a different pair for driving. No matter what your Prescription, colour preferences or budget, here at we are confident we have a style and lenses to meet your needs – but where do you start?
Think about the image you want to project to people in your environment, if you mostly wear your Spectacles at work, you may want to choose a traditional classic style, however if you are unreserved and love bright clothes, make a statement and choose a pair of Spectacles to match.
If you want Spectacles for everyday use, to be worn for any occasion, it may be wise to follow our guide for face shapes and colours, because no two people are exactly the same, the key is to emphasise your best features and draw attention away from points which aren’t so good.
Face Shapes and Colours
What shape is your face? Have a look in the mirror, hold back your hair if need be, and study the shape. Generally people’s faces can be a combination of different shapes, so use this information only as a guide, not as a rule.
Square Face Shape
A square face has a broad, deep forehead, wide jaw line and square chin. Choose round style frames to soften the jaw line.
TRY: Round and oval style frames with sides set at the top of the frame.
AVOID: Thin, angular and square styles, and those with colour emphasis on the bottom rim.
» See below for examples of celebrities with Square Face Shapes
|Sandra Bullock||Demi Moore||Kim Cattrall|
Round Face Shape
A round face is fairly short with a wide forehead, often with full cheeks and a rounded chin.
TRY: Styles that are wider than they are deep, and square or upswept shapes that draw attention to your upper face. Choose styles with high set sides, and those with colour or decoration on the temples.
AVOID: Small and round shapes and very large frames which will make your face look rounder.
» See below for examples of celebrities with Round Face Shapes
|Uma Thurman||Vanessa Willams||Cameron Diaz|
Oval Face Shape
An oval face is well balanced and softly rounded; the forehead is slightly wider than the jaw, which curves gently, and the cheekbones are high.
TRY: Modern small, geometric styles.
AVOID: Styles that are uncomfortable to wear or that you feel do not suit your face.
» See below for examples of celebrities with Oval Face Shapes
|Julia Roberts||Charlize Theron||Beyonce Knowles|
Long Face Shape
A long face has high cheekbones and a deep forehead. You can balance the face’s narrowness with the right frame style. A style with all over colour will suit you.
TRY: Wide frames and those with a strong top line. A larger, square frame can give balance to a long, oval face.
AVOID: Small, square shapes.
Triangular Face Shape
This type of face shape has a comparatively narrow forehead and eye line, broadening to the jaw line.
TRY: Bold styles as they will add balance to the face.
AVOID: Small Narrow frames.
Heart Shaped Face
A heart-Shaped face has a broad forehead, tapering to a small neat chin and mouth. Choose smaller styles without decorative detail on the temples.
TRY: Slender, rounded or square styles, with lower set sides.
AVOID: Styles which are wider at the top; these will reflect the face shape rather than balance it.
» See below for examples of celebrities with Heart Shaped Faces
|Jennifer Aniston||Dido||Halle Berry|
Sunglasses & Polarised Lenses
Oakley prescription sunglasses are available with many prescription lenses options. This article will help guide you through your options.
With even more choice than ever it can be difficult to know which correct Lenses to choose for you Oakley Prescription Sunglasses.
Once you narrowed it down to which pair Oakley sunglasses you want this article will help you choose the correct set of Oakley lenses.
There are three main areas we can first split the options into;
- General wear (Driving, Holidays, general sunshine)
- Specific sports
- All purpose (General wear with occasional sporting activity)
Before we begin here’s what Oakley’s names mean;
Plutonite – Polycarbonate lens material, durable, lightweight and impact resistant.
Iridium – Mirror coated lens
Polarised – Some lenses come as a polarised version, the polarised filter eliminates glare. It can’t be said that a standard tint doesn’t reduce glare because it does but if you suffer from glare and are sensitive to sunlight then getting a polarised lens will ensure maximum protection from squinting and eye fatigue.
H2 – Hydrophobic coating provides a smudge protective layer on the front of your prescription lenses. The layer also allows rain water to freely run off the lens surface maintaining clear vision. H2 coatings are supplied on all Truly Digital Prescription lenses.
Photochromic – Also referred to as ‘transitions’ and ‘reactions’. These lenses react to the sunlight. The brighter the sun the darker the tint becomes.
Black Iridium – Grey base tint with a silver Mirror for extremely bright light. Ideal all purpose lens for sunny conditions true colour perception. Available Polarisedthat offers
Ice Iridium – Grey base tint with a Blue Mirror for extremely bright light. Ideal all purpose lens for sunny conditions that offers true colour perception. Available Polarised
Emerald Iridium – Grey base tint with a Green Mirror for extremely bright light. Ideal all purpose lens for sunny conditions that offers true colour perception Not Available Polarised.
Gold Iridium – Bronze base tint with a Gold Mirror for extremely bright light. Ideal all purpose lens for sunny conditions. The bronze tint also enables wear in medium light conditions. Available Polarised
VR28 Black Iridium – Reddish Brown base tint with a silver mirror for extremely bright light. The brown tint also enables wear in medium light conditions. Available Polarised
Grey – Grey base tint for medium to bright light conditions that offers true colour perception. Available Polarised
Bronze – Brown (Bronze) based tint for medium to bright light conditions that offers true colour perception. Available Polarised
Any of the general wear lenses (as described above) can be used as well as the following sports-specific prescription lenses for sports Oakley Prescription Sunglasses. All our Oakley Prescription Sunglasses
G30 – Rose based tint for medium light. Iridium coating reduces glare. Available Polarised
VR28 – Reddish Brown based tint for flat to medium light. Filters blue light to increase contrast and depth perception in varying light conditions. Available Polarised
Tungsten Iridium – Brown based tint for medium to bright light conditions, sharpens acuity and improves depth perception. Subtle iridium coating reduces glare, Available Polarised
Persimmon – Orange based tint for low to medium light conditions. Not Available Polarised.
Clear – No tint for winter to low light conditions, available with Anti-Reflection coating to reduce glare. Not Available Polarised
Fire Iridium – Amber Based lens for medium to bright light conditions with a orange mirror. Not Available Polarised
Positive Red Iridium – Grey based lens for medium to bright light conditions, improves depth perception and contrast. Available Polarised
Deep Blue Polarised – Fishing specific lens for bright sunshine, ideal for stopping glare from the waters surface. Only Available Polarised
Shallow Blue Polarised – medium to bright light conditions, ideal for winter to summer fishing cutting glare from the waters surface. Only Available Polarised
Transitions Grey – Light sensitive lens that reacts with sunshine, the brighter the light the darker grey the base tint becomes. Available with Anti-reflection (ideal if using at night time), black iridium (silver mirror) or emerald iridium coating.
Transitions Brown – Light sensitive lens that reacts with sunshine, the brighter the light the darker brown the base tint becomes. Available with Anti-reflection (ideal if using at night time), black iridium (silver mirror) or emerald iridium coating.