The world of designer glasses is a complex one, with so many different styles to choose from there is a lot to consider. When making a purchase like this – where the price is a little higher – it can feel daunting to know whether you’re choosing wisely. So many factors go into producing a high quality pair of designer glasses, and equally as many factors are in play when selecting the style that is just right for you. |
In this article we’ll be covering some of the most commonly asked questions that people have when choosing frames from a luxury design house. You want these to be both a statement piece as well as functional eyewear, so it’s good to go into the transaction with a bit of information under your belt already.
Is One Brand Better than Another?
We’ll start with perhaps the most common concern when it comes to choosing designer glasses – whether one particular brand is better than another. What ‘better’ means, however, is fairly subjective. You’ll get excellent quality frames with the most innovative design from a designer like Lindberg, but if they don’t suit your style then you might be better placed choosing a different designer. All in all, at this price point the quality should be pretty even, and ‘better’ comes down to personal preference, what the brand identity is and how this aligns with your own style.
What does Designer Mean in this Context?
It’s not just about how the frames look – but much more than that. When a pair of eyeglasses have been designed by a top designer, they are more likely to enhance personality and style, show off facial features other glasses wouldn’t, and be made of better materials, overall.
How do Designer Glasses Differ from Standard Frames?
The answer to this is: in many very distinct ways! If you take something like polarised sunglasses, you’ll never be in doubt as to the quality of the lens on a good designer pair. The difference is very noticeable. In your normal day-to-day frames though, differences include much higher build quality, material quality and engineering/technological innovation. Not to mention the sleeker designs.
How do I know what Style to Choose?
Another very tricky question, but one that can be made easier with the help of a trained expert optician. Different designers sometimes opt for very different styles – from circular to angular shapes, and from thick frames to barely noticeable ones. In each case it depends on the shape of your face and your overall style as to what will work best on you. For those with square faces, round shapes might soften your look, and for those with more rounded faces a sharper design may add definition. It is not an exact science, but that’s not a bad place to start trying frames on from.
Help is at Hand
Now you’ve had time to reflect on what you need to consider when making your choice of designer glasses, it’s time to take the next step and get out there and try on some frames. Although the information included here is useful and will set you up for making a good selection, you should visit your trusted local optician for further advice. Not only will they have a wide variety of frames for you to try, they are the experts in the business and can advise on style as well as functionality and quality.
Author Plate David Paul opticians epitomise everything you want from a local eyewear specialist. Not only do they offer eye tests, they provide an expert service that includes OCT testing, advice on buying your ultimate pair of designer glasses and much more. The team of experienced eyewear specialists and expert optometrists are there to make your glasses and contact lens buying experience the best it can be.
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