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Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, reduce eye strain in bright conditions and protect you from flying debris and other hazards. I just hate it when i am walkin in the city and the wind picks up and the nasty street dust pools up into my eyeballs. YUCK and quite dangerous, btw. But what about the fun stuff, what about the style, the shape, the form, the WOW factor, the REASON you buy the pair you buy? Its more about how you feel when you slide the smooth frames over your ears an along side your noggin. Its about that, "Oh YEA" moment when you find the style and color that fits your personality.
How do you find that perfect pair of shades? It can get confusing out there, we know:-)
In our opinion there are many things to consider but frame material and lens shape are at the top of the list!
Choosing a frame is nearly as important as the lenses, since it contributes to the comfort, durability and safety of your sunglasses.
Metal—PROS: Easy to adjust to your face; less obtrusive to your field of vision. CONS: More expensive and less durable than other types; not for high-impact activities; can get too hot to wear if left in a closed-up car.
Nylon—Manufacturers use different brand names for their frame nylons, including Grilamid and O Matter(TM). PROS: Inexpensive, lightweight and more durable than metal; some have high impact-resistance for sports. CONS: Not adjustable, unless they have an internal, adjustable wire core.
Acetate and Zyl—Sometimes called "handmades," these variations of plastic are popular on high-style glasses. PROS: More color varieties are possible. CONS: Less flexible and forgiving; not intended for high-activity sports.
Now, when choosing lens shape there is never a full proof answer. Just like there is no full proof answer to fashion itself!
Wrap-around lenses offer more coverage and block more of the light hitting your eyes from the side. They improve aerodynamics, cutting down on wind that can dry out your eyes, and provide extra protection against rain, sand and other debris.
Different lens shapes complement the most common face shapes-oval, square, triangular and round.
In Hibiscus iWear's opinion, and this is 28 years of eyewear experience pooled together from our staff (so LISTEN UP) a good guideline is this:
If you have an Oval face:
Mostly balanced proportions. Chin is slightly narrower than forehead and cheekbones are high. Most frame shapes work with oval faces. Square, rectangular and geometric shapes which add angles to soft curves are perfect.
If you have a Heart-Shaped face/Triangular face:
Broad forehead and wide cheek bones that narrow to a small chin. Bottom-heavy frames that add width to lower face are great. Styles with low-set temples to draw attention downward work well and narrow, round frames that soften the forehead.
If you have a Square face:
Angular face with a strong jaw line, broad forehead and square chin. Proportional length and width. Oval and round frames are the best for you. Glasses with temples that are center set or that connect at the top of the frame will look fantastic. Butterfly shaped glasses are great too.
If you have a Round face:
Full cheeks, rounded chin with few angles. Width and length are in same proportions.
Angular and geometric frames that sharpen facial features are best.
Rectangular and horizontal styles make faces appear longer and thinner.
Upswept frames that draw attention to top of face will be best.