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Keep Your Shades in Shape

31 Mar

You should care for your sunglasses like you would any other accessory or piece of jewelry. With some careful handling and maintenance these sunny-day staples can last you through many seasons.

Follow these fool-proof tips to keep your shades in tiptop shape:

  • Always use your eyewear case!  This will avoid frames being sat on, stepped on, or getting damaged from tossing around loosely in your purse. There are great fashionable and trendy options available now so there is no excuse not to accessorize with a case to match not only your eyewear, but even your outfit!
  • Don’t use tissues, toilet paper or especially your clothes to clean your lenses.  This is like machine-washing your dry-clean only!  To avoid scratching your lenses, use a microfiber cleaning cloth and/or cleaning solution.  It’s also important to rinse your lenses when cleaning them. If there is any sand or grit that isn’t rinsed off you could end up rubbing it on the lens and creating scratches.
  • Never leave your glasses on the dashboard of your car.  Excessive heat and cold can cause them to warp. And again, make sure to keep them in their case!
  • Although we all love to do it, using sunglasses as a headband can cause them to scratch and lose their shape.
  • Always have a professional readjust your frames.  If you try to adjust the temples or the nosepiece and don’t really know what you are doing, you could easily cause them to break.
  • If your sunglasses and eyeglasses get oily from a day at the beach, clean them with warm water and a clear dishwashing liquid like Dawn, etc. (just nothing with cream in it).  This cuts grease on your lenses as well as your dishes!

These helpful tips apply to all you spexy people out there who wear eyeglasses too!

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Finding the Right Frames for Your Face

26 Aug

Finding the perfect frames for your face shape is essential to looking your best in glasses! Well-chosen eyewear can enhance your appearance by creating balance, drawing attention to your best features and offsetting imperfections. So shape-up, and take note of the following face shape fundamentals to help you look your best:

RoundRound Face
A round face is just that – full and possessing curvilinear lines, with the width and length in the same proportions and little to no angles. When choosing frames, make sure they help the face appear longer and thinner.

Tips:

  • Make a round face seem narrow with slightly angular frames
  • Avoid excessively rounded or square styles and pick frames that are more wide than deep
  • Create a longer profile with high or mid-height temples
  • Add width with colored temples and widen eyes with a clear bridge
  • Keep lenses from resting on fuller cheeks with frames that have adjustable nosepads

Oval FaceOval
The oval face is considered to be the ideal shape because of its balanced proportions. The chin is slightly narrower than the forehead and the cheekbones are typically high. With this face shape, frames should help keep the oval’s natural balance.

Tips:

  • Select frames that are as wide or wider than the broadest part of the face
  • Avoid low, swooping temples which will unbalance the face
  • Keep frames in proportion to the face

HeartHeart Face (Base-Up Triangle)
This face has a very wide forehead and high cheekbones. The face narrows gradually to the chin. Here you want to minimize the width of the top of the face. Frames should add width below the eye line to offset the narrow chin.

Tips:

  • Try frames that are wider at the bottom
  • Add balance with low temples
  • Avoid emphasizing a pointy chin with aviator, butterfly or rimless frames

SquareSquare Face
A square face has a strong jaw line, broad forehead and a wide chin and cheekbones. The width and the length are normally proportional to one another. Frames should make the face look longer.

Tips:

  • Minimize squareness and lengthen the face with gently curved narrow styles
  • Choose frames that are wider than the widest part of the face and more horizontal than vertical
  • Try oval shapes with temples in the center
  • Avoid frames that are flat on the bottom and select frames with weight on top
  • Draw attention away from the jawline with a frame that has some curve or uplift to it

TriangleTriangle (Base Down) Face (Base-Down)
The triangular face has a narrow forehead that widens at the cheek and chin areas. Frames should add width to the forehead, while softening and narrowing the appearance of the jaw, chin and cheeks.

Tips:

  • Choose frames that accent the eye area and are wide enough to balance the jaw line
  • Frame tops should be slightly heavy; bottoms should angle inward
  • Fill in and balance the upper third of the face with frames that have an “extension” at the temple
  • Avoid low temple styles
  • Try frames that are heavily accented with color and detailing on the top half or cat-eye shapes

Check out more tips for how to get the best frames for your face!

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