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Your style: choosing your eyeglasses and sunglasses

Choosing eyeglasses that match your personality can be a creative way to express your own unique style. In addition, eyeglass frames that reflect your lifestyle — from work to play — can be a great way to update your look without buying a new wardrobe! But choosing from walls and racks of eyewear can sometimes feel like a daunting task. How do you choose the right pair (or pairs) to suit your personality and lifestyle?

Look for eyeglasses that complement a specific occasion, activity or career. Start by asking yourself when and where you wear your eyewear. Be sure to consider your interests and hobbies. You may benefit from more than one pair of glasses. For example, a pair to complement your serious business career look during the work week and another pair that suits your active outdoor-enthusiast weekend personality.

Look for frames and colors that complement your face shape and skin tone. According to the Vision Council,1 eyewear should contrast with the shape of your face. For example, angular frames complement a round face, while deep and oversized frames bring proportion to an oblong face.

  • Tip: To determine your face shape, pull your hair away from your face and look into a mirror, closely examining the overall shape and contours of your face and head. Depending on your skin tone, eye color and hair color, you may want to consider eyeglass and sunglass frames that complement these features as well.

Seek out styles, colors and materials that highlight your personality, from creative to serious. For a more conservative look, consider classic shapes — like ovals, rectangles and almond — in traditional colors like gold, silver, brown and black. Show off your creative side with modern shapes, such as geometric, in colors like red, purple and green. Or mix it up and choose a bright color with a more basic frame. The possibilities are endless!

Pay attention to lens options. If you play sports, or if you spend a lot of time outdoors or in front of a computer, talk to your vision provider about the optimal lens features for your needs. For example, polycarbonate lenses are shatter-resistant, making them ideal for impact sports. Selecting the right lens tint option may help enhance your vision in certain lighting conditions. And polarized sunglass lenses may help reduce glare from reflecting light.

Just as there are many different aspects to your lifestyle and personality, there are multiple styles and types of eyeglasses and sunglasses to choose from. Your vision provider can help you find the right frames and lenses for your needs and your lifestyle.

Use our Acceptance Locator or download the CareCredit Mobile App to find a vision provider near you that accepts the CareCredit credit card. Keep in mind that you can use the CareCredit credit card to finance your vision products and services.

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