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

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Post # 17
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Im a big fan of warbyparker.com you can have them sent to your house for try ons and they only cost $100 with prescription and anti glare!

Post # 18
3208 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015


@SamanthaLovesJames:  I have two pairs of glasses since my prescription hasn’t changed in years. I tend to wear contacts but like to play around with glasses on days where my eyes are dry or if I’m too lazy. I tend to like bold glasses, mostly because I’m a total J.Crew model copycat, but one caveat is that they can be heavy. The first ones (the cat eyes) are my newest pair, and they’re so light on my face! They also don’t cut off my peripheral vision. The second pair are really freaking heavy. I feel the weight of them on the bridge if my nose.

They’re both by Tom Ford, but I ordered the heavy ones online, but the cat eye ones I got at the store next to my optometrist’s office. They looked at the glasses I was wearing, took note of what I found uncomfortable, and found me EXACTLY what I was looking for.

I highly suggest shopping around at various optical shops and to take your time. If it’s your first pair of glasses, it may be worth it to pay a premium to buy in store with professional help. Once you have an idea of what you like, go ahead and order discount frames online.

Post # 19
3208 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@frommisstomrs.:  I agree about getting bigger frames! I’ve been wearing contacts since my optometrist said I could around the age of 14, mostly because I felt glasses cut off my sight-lines. Now that I have “bigger” frames, I’m so glad I can give my eyes a break from contacts without feeling claustrophobic.

Getting used to seeing the big bold frames on my face took some time, but I seriously cannot wear small rectangular framed anymore. Now I know why my mom wore those HUGE frames in the 80s, lol!

Post # 20
1154 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@letigre:  I know!  I don’t have to move my face to see around the rims!  Lol

But I usually wear contacts, as well, I just like the switch every now and then. 

Post # 21
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I’ve been wearing glasses for about the last 14 years.  I’m one of those people that just never got used to contacts.  Since I’m allergic to nickel and nobody can ever tell me what metal frames are nickel free I always get plastic ones.

I suggest going to an optical store.  The professionals there can help you pick what frames look good on your face.  If you don’t like what one store has, go to another.  Most of the ones I have been too have software that allows you to take pictures of yourself trying on frames to compare side by side.  This is really helpful, if you’re like me, and can see almost nothing without your glasses!

Good luck!

Post # 22
11268 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@SamanthaLovesJames:  coming from someone who has worn glasses for 30+ years, it’s all about your face shape, your style and your personality.

i love wearing glasses and have many pairs.  luckily, i have a face shape that accommodates many styles.

go to a store that offers many styles and designers in all price ranges and try a bunch on.  think about the colour or colours that you wear often and if you are only get 1 pair to start, pick a frame that will be the most versatile.

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