Choosing the Best Eyeglasses and Frames for Your Personality

Whether you grew up wearing glasses or you’ve only recently started wearing them, glasses play an integral role in how we are perceived, and how we perceive ourselves.

The glasses you wear speak a lot about you.

If you wear glasses regularly but own a pair of contact lenses that you only use rarely or for certain sports, try this:

Swap out your glasses for your contacts for a day and count how many times people either tell you that you look different or even outright not recognize you.

You’ll be surprised how many of your friends and co-workers have difficulty recognizing you.

Forget "“you are what you eat”, you are what you wear.

And we all want the world to see us in a certain way. Everybody craves to be unique.

Whether you want to appear youthful, sophisticated, focused, business-minded, conservative, or just more intelligent, the right frames confer a powerful positive affect how you the world to perceives you.

With the right eyeglasses, you can create the image you want people to see. The most crucial thing to do is identify the right eye glass frames that echo your personality and lifestyle.

This guide will help you to identify which frames fit your personality.

Eyeglasses for the Modern Seniors

These upswept frames give this older gentleman a trendy, modern style

These upswept frames give this older gentleman a trendy, modern style

Because our eyes naturally degrade as we age our first tip is for the majority of glasses wearers out there; even if you’re a younger glasses-wearer, take heed —we all get there eventually.

Being older doesn’t mean you ought to wear old-fashioned glasses!

If you want to look younger, do yourself a favor and your experienced appearance with an injection of fresh style!

We aren’t saying that you ought to be ostentatious or gaudy, but seriously: get rid of those clunky metal frames that cover up your face. It’s high time you reclaim your youthful looks! 

To achieve a youthful face, you need to wear glasses that uplift your face.

Apart from your choice of frames, it’s no secret that smiling does wonders for looking younger

Apart from your choice of frames, it’s no secret that smiling does wonders for looking younger

Good examples of frames that achieve this are upswept rectangles for men and cat-eye frames for women.

The best colors to achieve a youthful look are deep browns, gun metal, and burgundy for men. Women are better off with light shinier hues.

For that youthful appeal, we recommend that you avoid bifocals and trifocals.

Instead, go for progressive lenses which provide clear vision for both close viewing and as far as your eyes can see.

And, because they’re so modern, progressive lenses also give older adults a more youthful look.

Eyeglasses for Students

There is no better time to develop your own identity than during highschool and college. It is at this time that most people mature and show off their own style.

Without being confined to a work environment, it’s possibly at this time in our lives that we have the most freedom to choose what we wear and how we present ourselves to the world. Students, young people (and lets be honest, even the young-at-heart) can go with any colors and shapes.

Maybe you want to look retro and hipster or intellectual and somber — it’s entirely up to you.

You have all the freedom to express yourself.

This is the best time for you to experiment with unconventional frame styles; and because the frames you wear so heavily affect how we are perceived, you may even want to reserve a certain frames for your internship or the important class presentation, and another for when you’re going out on the town on a Saturday night.

Check out these eyewear designs for college students and young adults for men and women.


Eyeglass for Serious Business

Notice how, despite the unbuttoned, plaid shirt, this fellow still looks extremely professional thanks to his business-appropriate eyewear

Notice how, despite the unbuttoned, plaid shirt, this fellow still looks extremely professional thanks to his business-appropriate eyewear

The right eye glasses can help you build trust and confidence among your colleagues and business clients.

For serious entrepreneurs and business people, it’s advised to wear glasses with conservative frame shapes and colors. 

In order to pull that serious look, consider these choices:

  • Colors like gold, brown, silver, gray and black are good colors for your frames.

  • If you choose to use plastic frames, avoid frames with bright colors

  • Use classic shapes such as rectangles, ovals, and almonds.

  • You can also opt for stainless steel and titanium frames.

For men, brown, black, silver and gun metal frames are good choices. These colors are easy and conservative. They easily pair with business outfits.

Colors such as the golden tone, brown, burgundy, silver, black and expresso are a good choice for women.

Classic tortoise patterns are also a good selection for both men and women. They easily blend well with business attires.

For a variety of business oriented frames, check out our men's styles and women's styles.

Eyewear for the Busy Mom and Dad

Busy moms and dads have little to no time to catch up with the latest trends in eyewear. A basic pair of glasses with styled frames works best.

Unless you work in a high-profile, public position you’re colleagues will understand if your eyewear is slightly out of date. And, if you’re at home taking care of the kids, hardly anyone will notice your frames anyway.

Perhaps, the only reasons to update your frames if you’re busy rearing children are personal —maybe you just really need to treat yourself and you may as well update your look — or if you want your kid’s friends to see you as the “cool parent”.

Really, the sky’s the limit here, and you may in fact have more freedom to be quirky and unique than even our young academics mentioned previously!

When it comes down to it, it matters less what stage you are in life and more how you want to present yourself to the world. This guide is just that: a guide.

You should feel free to pick whatever frames make you feel the most comfortable.

Feel like you could use a bit more advice on choosing the best frames for you?

Go ahead and check out our other guide on choosing the right frames for your face shape or schedule a free consultation and let our experts give you advice drawn from years of experience consulting patients from every walk of life.