(Closed) Need Help selecting frames, never wore glasses…

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Post # 3
3370 posts
Sugar bee

@SamanthaLovesJames:  I think dark plastic frames are in. But regardless I wear plastic frames for the comfort. I hate anything with those little plastic nose pads, they hurt my nose.

My current frames are Tiffany (not as expensive as you might think)

And the last pair I had were DKNY

Post # 4
9954 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

To @SamanthaLovesJames:  Trends come and go.

Beyond that what is important is your face shape…

I am glad to hear that you didn’t buy anything immediately (Pressure Sales) but have decided to take some time to make this important decision as it also is about fashion / personal image etc.

I’ve always found that an Optomitrists Office Staff are the best trained on making suggestions when it comes to face shape…

BUT you usually will pay more there than an Outlet type store

On the otherhand, I can attest that I’ve gotten better service from my Optomitrist overtime than I have ever at any retail store

(ie frame breaks, got same day service on having my lenses ground down and refitted into another frame)

If you want to go the Outlet route tho…

You might want to therefore do some research on line about face shape and current styles if you are looking to save some money

GOOGLE – Eyeglasses and Face Shape = https://www.google.ca/webhp?hl=en&tab=ww#hl=en&q=eyeglasses+and+face+shape

Hope this helps,


Post # 5
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve got a pair of plastic dark frames too, I think I see those on people more than anything. I’m awful at picking them out too but I was lucky and caught the place having a huge sale so I bough four pairs just to cover all the bases.

Post # 7
1154 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I just got these a few months ago!  They’re Tory Burch and are a coral-y orange on the sides!  I love them!  🙂

Post # 8
11419 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I love the look of fashion-forward, plastic frames but unfortunately cannot wear them unless they have adjustable nose pads (which most do not), so I generally have to have metal frames. 

There really are some great-looking frames in both plastic and metal out there.  My biggest criterion (other than proper fit for my face and prescription, of course) is that I want people who are looking at me to be able to notice my frames before they see my lenses, and I have a rather thick prescription, even in a high-index lens. Because of this, I look for metal frames that are chunkier and more similar in appearance to a plastic frame so that, from the front, they will completely cover the edges of my lenses.  (I hope that makes sense.) 🙂

ETA:  Here is a pic of the Vogue frames that I have:






Post # 11
2298 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@SamanthaLovesJames:  I started out when I was younger with a pair that had a metal frame and nose pieces – hated them but I dealt with them because my parents bought them and I didn’t know what else would look good on me. I got contacts the middle of my junior year in high school when my prescription stopped changing. For the past year, I have jumped out of my normal metal rims when I wanted to try something new, as my prescription had changed since I had gotten new glasses about 4 years before…..so a coworker told me about zennioptical.com because I had asked her about how she afforded all the different glasses she wore (I saw her with about 7 different ones in the first month I knew her). They are cheap and mine fit perfect. What I did was go try on ones that I wanted to try and took a picture of the frame from the side and front of the ones I liked in store (that were about $125 just for the frame…no lenses included). I searched on Zenni Optical and found ones with the same lens shape and paid $22.85 including shipping and anti-glare….and they send you a cheaper case and cleaning cloth with it. LOVE them and I’m going to get another pair/style in about a month after I go to my eye appointment….because I need more contacts, dammit 🙁


I knew nothing about what kind of frames or shape I wanted, so I just tried on a bunch and took pictuers of what I liked! They also have a thing (like coastal.com) where you can upload a picture and “try on” the glasses online. Obviously it doesn’t look exactly like what the real life will look like. BUT it kinda gives you a pic. Just go to walmart vision and try on some and find a style that you like.








Edit: These are the ones I currently wear and I love them – no nose pieces, and veryyyyy cheap in price!!!








Post # 13
1154 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@SamanthaLovesJames:   Thanks!  I used to get the more rectangular plastic frames, but I noticed that they were hiding my eyes a lot more. It took me awhile to get used to how much larger these are on my face, but they surprisingly made my face look more open!

Post # 14
2553 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@SamanthaLovesJames:  oof. I wear contacts. When I stay at home, I wear a pair of glasses that I hate…so I’m commenting to see what others say.

Post # 16
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Go to Coastal.com. They have a great option to upload a photo and try on different frames.

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