Posted On December 31, 2020 By In Regulars, Top Stories With 205 Views

IN FASHION – Fashion Meets Function: Finding the Perfect Frame

by Dr. Samantha Bourdeau, O.D., Ray Dahl Optical and Optometrists –

New Year. New Look. There is no better time than now to greet our friends and colleagues with a new look. Put 2020 behind you and express your style, while ensuring the best fit and vision correction in your new glasses. Eyeglasses are one of the first things people see when they look at you and are a great way to make a statement. Whether you’re in the mood for classic elegance or something bold or retro, the trends of 2021 have got you covered.

Firstly, consider what you need the glasses for when choosing your frame. For example, a progressive lens wearer needs to be in a deeper frame than someone who is in a single vision lens. If you are active, something wraparound and sporty may be more appropriate. Most people can benefit from having more than one pair of glasses and depending on their lifestyle, two may not be enough. The glasses that work best on the golf course might not be the ones you want to wear to the office or for an evening out. Form and function go hand in hand.

Secondly, think of your eyeglasses as an accessory that brings out the best in you. If you have a round face try wide, angular frames that help to elongate its appearance. Square faces do well with round frames and rimless/semi-rimless will soften a more angular bone structure. Oval face shapes look great with most frame styles, especially bold and oversized. Our professional staff are trained to ensure that your frames will best suit your style and visual needs.

Lastly, when choosing new frames, think about what you want your glasses to say about you. For a bold youthful look nothing beats the retro cat-eye. This frame will be around in bright colours, thin metals, or transparent rims and will satisfy the most fashionable shopper. Are you looking for something understated? In 2021 thin metal frames will be very popular, especially in a gold or rose gold colour, and will give that classic elegant look. Round glasses also continue to be popular, with even the Aviator straying from the typical teardrop shape to a more rounded look. For something funkier, a new trend is geometric glasses. Deep squares, octagons and hexagons in vivid colours will be everywhere, and they will really get you noticed. And after a lockdown 2020, these geometric frames are perfect for moving forward with fun. They will take you from the boardroom to the dinner party without missing a beat.

So go out and find that perfect frame to express yourself. But don’t be constrained by trends or rules – the best frame for you is the one you feel great in!

For more information, visit www.raydahloptical.ca.

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