The answer is no. Glasses have since become more than just a simple vision aid. The global eyewear industry is now a lucrative business with an estimated worth of $90 billion which includes prescription lenses, frames, contact lenses and sunglasses. It is also projected to reach $140 billion by 2020. So, glasses have definitely evolved to be something much bigger.
And how did glasses evolve and went beyond the traditional visit the eyewear? With stars like Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Zoe Saldana and Jennifer Aniston all sporting glasses, it's never been more chic to be a four-eyes! Yes, star power has brought the eye wear boom. Movies like The Amazing Spiderman whereby specky Peter Parker strives to juggle his studies and his superhero responsibilities, or in Superman when all preppy and nerdy Clark Kent with thick glasses reports for his day job, or that young wizard Harry Porter with thin circular metal glasses, all these heartthrobs have definitely upgrade the glasses look for all guys, making guys with glasses one notch hotter. However, the right pairing of glasses is still very crucial!
With so many celebrities working frames everywhere from the red carpet to the sidewalk. Glasses are no longer only nerdy, so here’s a few pointers on how to find that perfect glasses.
Firstly, identify your face shape.
- Oval and round faces — go for rounded rectangular frame glasses, the slightly curved angle at the top of the frame will compliment your high cheekbones while the rectangular frames will offset the fullness of your face
- Squared face and wide cheekbones — look for anything with softer oval or round shapes to contrast the straight lines of the square face. avoid sharp corners. Choose frames that emphasize the brow line with shape or colour to balance out the jawline.
Well, it’s all about proportions and balance, proportionally match the size of the glasses to the size of your face and your features. Choose a frame shape that is opposite your face shape. For example, if you have an angular face or strong jaw line, choosing glasses with softer lines or rounded edges will balance the sharp features.
The glasses frame must sit correctly on the face and not lie on one's cheeks or ride above their brow line. And do remember to try on a mix of shapes and colours that you normally wouldn't, because glasses can be an easy means to showcase your different moods and styles. You don't have to be limited with just one look! Try glasses offered by Juli, Veithdia, Oakley, Light in The Box and browse at more glasses at iprice Hong Kong.
After getting your glasses, you will need to care for them as some may cost a bit more and you will surely want them to last for a longer period of time. The most basic and efficient option is to run your glasses under water and put a tiny drop of dish washing detergent on the tip of your finger to create lather on the lens. Then rinse with warm water and dry with a microfiber cloth. As most lenses nowadays have anti scratch and anti‑reflection coating, they should be kept away from chemicals and high temperatures. As simple as that, so shop for glasses today at iprice Hong Kong now!