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The Best Styles of Glasses For Older People

As you get older it is important to take care of your eyesight, and we have a wide range of excellent glasses available. The right pair of glasses will enhance your features and make you look younger, whilst ensuring that you never miss the small details. Whether you are wearing glasses for the first time or simply looking for a more complimentary style, we have put together our useful guide to the best styles of glasses for our mature customers.

Colour

The colour of your frames is key, with neutral colours and bright, bold colours always being a stylish option. We recommend avoiding cold blues and greys, and instead opting for bright, warm colours which will enhance your natural colouring. If in doubt, black frames will always add a stylish and sophisticated touch to any outfit. Although, if you do not feel ready to go for a bold colour, we recommend looking for metallic or light colours which reflect you eye and hair colour.

Size

The ideal glasses will be the perfect size for your face, with the top sitting along the brow line or just below. A great way to reflect your youthful personality is with large, oversized frames which will show your confidence and help to hide dark circles and wrinkles. There is no need to stick to a single pair, so why not pick a bold, fun pair for the weekends and a more subtle style for during the week?

Shape

We recommend choosing frames which enhance the natural shape of your face, with round and oval shapes often a great choice for older people. It is advisable to avoid shapes with a downward sweep, such as those with an aviator style, as they can make your cheekbones look lower and will age you. Instead, choose upward sweeping designs which will visually life your face and give a more youthful appearance. In particular, we recommend the following styles:

  1. Cat-eye – For women, this statement style will highlight your cheekbones and add a feminine, youthful feel with their timeless style.
  2. Rimless – This frameless style is available in an endless array of lens shapes to perfectly compliment your face shape. The lightweight style is comfortable to wear, making this shape ideal for those who may not be used to wearing glasses.
  3. Horn-rimmed – This is a very flattering shape which works well with round, oval, square and heart shaped faces. We recommend a bold colour which will add a classic yet modern feel to your style.

Here to help you choose the perfect pair of glasses

Above all, we always recommend choosing glasses which compliment your own style and personality, as this will boost your confidence and ensure the sparkle of your eyes shines through.

 Our team can help you to find the perfect style to bring out your features and create a more youthful appearance, whilst also fitting with your lifestyle and individual style. All our staff are professionally trained in fashion styling and pairing up the right lenses with the right pair of glasses. Why not give us a try. 

Designer glasses

Are Designer Glasses Worth It?

Patients who come in and swap their budget-friendly glasses for a pair of great designer ones, never regret it. Here’s why we think your next pair of glasses should be a designer pair: 

Creates a foundation to any wardrobe

A pair of designer glasses are versatile and can match any outfit. The same pair of glasses can be worn at work and for an evening out and can be jazzed up with a great outfit, handbag or pair of shoes.

Elevates your outfits

Investing in a great pair of glasses means the quality is unparalleled. The quality, style, craftsmanship, and design can elevate any outfit that you wear adding a sense of chic and glamour or even professionalism. And what’s more, they’ll stay looking the same longer than budget-friendly glasses.

The cost per wear makes it worthwhile

Think about what your wardrobe is really costing you. Many of us have designer handbags or shoes that we wear only on special occasions. You wear your glasses every day. This definitely makes the cost per wear worthwhile.

They are super durable

People who have worn unbranded glasses come to us to buy a new pair of designer glasses. One thing they tell us is how durable designer glasses actually are. People rarely come back to complain about the quality of a designer pair of glasses. The manufacturers put the glasses through a stringent quality check.

Have a great feel-good factor

There’s a certain feel-good factor that goes with wearing a designer pair of glasses and since you wear your glasses every day and they are a necessity, you might as well feel good wearing them.

You can pay from them slowly

Many of our patients choose designer glasses and pay for them through our interest-free credit option. You can wear a stunning pair of designer glasses and pay for them slowly.

Glasses

Great Tips On Taking Care of Your Glasses

You’ve bought a great pair of glasses but how do you look after them and clean them.

Our experts have put together these top cleaning and care tips for your spectacles to help you.

Cleaning Your Glasses

Regular cleaning of the lenses helps to keep them in their optimal state for as long as possible. A bit like brushing your teeth every day.

Use the Right Cleaning Cloth

Never use paper towels, tissues or clothing to clean your glasses lenses – these all have textured surfaces which can easily scratch your lenses. We recommend microfibre cloths. Check your glasses case – you should already have one.

Buy a Special Glass Lens Cleaner

Specifically designed for glasses, lens cleaners are an essential piece of care kit. Don’t dry wipe – debris or dust can scratch the lens if rubbed with a cloth. And don’t use bleach, vinegar, household cleaners, spit or any other chemical to clean the lenses as these can tear off lens coatings.

Nose Pads on Your Eye Glasses

Nose pads absorb dirt, dust and other natural oils so regular cleaning is essential. If you think you could do with a nose pad wash, come in anytime. Best of all – it’s free.

A few words of wisdom to help keep those glasses looking sharp

The Put on/Take Off Method for your Glasses

It’s true, there’s a right way to put your glasses on and take them off – all it requires is for you to use both hands. Only using one hand can misalign your frame, which means they don’t position correctly which means impaired vision.

Not on your Head

Frames stretch and the most common cause of stretching is resting your frame on your head.

Storing your Spectacles

Always place glasses snugly away in the glasses case. Never rest them down on a surface lens first or place them in bags or pockets as they’ll get scratched. Never leave them on hot surfaces (e.g. on the dashboard in the car in hot weather) as you’ll probably end up with a bent frame.

At Realeyes, we offer a six month glasses MOT where you can come in and have your glasses cleaned and tightened. Call your usual branch number for more information. 

Your Local branch information. http://www.realeyesuk.com/branches

I have a small face – what type of glasses should I wear?

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I have a small face – what type of glasses should I wear?

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Although style is a personal choice we’ve put together some tip to help those of us with smaller faces to choose the perfect pair. The demand in different types of frames and designs in on an ever increase and designers are getting creative in meeting the demands of the wearers and their face shapes.

Our in-house stylists have put together some top tips to help you choose the perfect pair.

Avoid glasses with a thin frame. Picking a thin frame will narrow your face further and the glasses will look ill fitted. Our team of stylists will be on hand to guide you through the latest trends and designer brands we carry. Many designer brands have a range for smaller faces and its easier to find a pair to suit your face type.

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Pick glasses that have details on the temples or accents or are deep horn rimmed. This will style your face symmetrically and give your face a balanced look.

Pick a frame that’s roughly up to 50mm in diameter. Frames come in different widths and a smaller width will fit a thinner face better.

A frame that is a wide oval or rectangular will work your face shape outwards rather than thinning your face down further. It will accentuate your check bones.

Choosing the right pair of glasses is a very unique and personal experience. Glasses should compliment your personality and at the same time provide you with a high level of comfort. Our dispensing opticians are at hand to give you the best advice and are trained to help you find the perfect pair, whatever your face shape. Book a consultation with us today.

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