Non Prescription Glasses: Five Tips for Wearing
In recent years, non prescription glasses have become popular with hipsters, fashionistas, and evening news anchors alike. No longer the favorite of superheroes the likes of Clark Kent himself, it seems everyone is wearing non prescription glasses. From celebrities to baristas, everywhere you turn, seemingly everybody is wearing a pair of glasses purely for looks – or to make a statement.
Although it may seem simple to choose a pair of cheap glasses and just start rocking them around your block, the wise wearer will put a bit more thought into the prospect. Let’s look at what that entails.
1. Some Rules for Real Glasses Apply
Some of the rules that apply when purchasing prescription eyeglasses apply when you buy fake glasses. In fact, the primary difference between the two formats is the prescription itself. To choose fake glasses (or real ones, for that matter) it is important that you choose glasses that suit your face.
This means you need to choose glasses that accentuate (or as is often the case, contrast) the shape of your face. Whether your face oval, square, round, diamond, triangular or oblong, you need to choose a glasses shape that works well for your natural look.
Beyond shape alone, your complexion is a consideration when choosing non prescription glasses – just like prescription glasses. Depending on whether you have a cool or warm skin complexion, you will want to choose from glasses that work with your natural color. In addition to your skin complexion, another thing to keep in mind is that your eye color itself is a factor when choosing glass frames. Consider the classic example of a green-eyed person who can wear slightly bold red glasses because of the naturally pleasant contrast of green and red.
Do not forget to also think about your hair color because some colors of glasses frames work better with certain hair colors, too. It is desirable to coordinate, as cleverly as you can, your complexion, eyes, and hair color, for most dramatic effect – or to remain understated, if that is what you desire.
2. Material Matter
Another thing to consider when you purchase non prescription glasses is the material from which they are constructed. For those who have metal allergies, metal frames are of course to be avoided. For those who do not have metal allergies, materials still matter all the same. Weight is a concern for everyone, particularly when it comes to the lenses in the frames. Glass lenses are generally longer lasting and are indeed apparent to onlookers, who give lenses of this type a certain level of distinction, but glass tends to add weight.
When it comes to glasses that are non prescription, there is no reason to add excessive weight. Then again, the lightest glasses (usually the least expensive) can sometimes fall off or blow away in the wind. So some weight is worthwhile, when it comes to non prescription glasses.
3. Different Glasses for Different Outfits
As if there were not enough colors to consider when choosing glasses already, with your complexion, eyes, and hair already up for consideration, there are also your clothes to consider. If you are good enough at mixing and matching, you should have no problem coordinating all these colors. In fact, if you are truly clever, you may become one of those lucky individuals who can choose different color glasses to go together with different outfits – while still working with all your natural colors too! There is no hard and fast rule that says you cannot own more than one pair of non prescription glasses for purely fashionable reasons!
4. Reasons to Wear Non Prescription Glasses
Aside from any alter egos you might need to conceal, there are a lot of good reasons to wear non prescription glasses. And this also means that there are some things to consider when choosing your frames. For example, the classic “wayfarer” style frames are popular with the hipster set, but thinner, metallic frames work well for professionals. Thinner frames convey a somewhat more serious tone.
By the same token, oversized wayfarer type glasses, if taken to an extreme proportion relative to the size of your face, can lend a somewhat lighthearted (dare we say, comedic, even) feeling to the overall look. Of course, there is a time for most any look, but this is something you should assess before deciding on a particular pair of non prescription glasses. Then again, as previously stated, there is no reason you cannot own a few different pairs of fake glasses to allow for a variety of looks and occasions.
And to be sure, non prescription glasses can be a cool accessory for a wide variety of Halloween or party costumes, as well as some really cool cosplay purposes, if that is your thing.
5. Non Prescription with a Purpose
There is one type of non prescription glasses that can have a medical purpose. Zeiss Z1 glasses refer to a specific shade of blue lenses which has been clinically proven to help prevent seizures. These glasses are sometimes prescribed by doctors to help prevent seizures for patients suffering from a variety of conditions, to include recent head traumas and epilepsy, but the distinctive blue glasses can also be purchased without a prescription. This type of lenses, however, is only available in Europe and there is no ready website which can sell them to customers based in the United States of America.
As an option for professionals, students, and costume wearers alike, non prescription glasses can serve a variety of purposes for a plethora of occasions. This type of eye wear can be appropriate for costumes and business attire. It all depends on your own ideas and the demands of your profession or occasion. Regardless, it is safe to say that anyone can find some occasion to wear non prescription glasses, so it is worth owning at least one pair, even if just for special occasions.