Eyeglass Frames & Lenses
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Eyeglasses can be worn simply as a fashion statement or to correct vision through prescription eyeglasses. Choosing the proper eyeglass frames for your face shape is important. The right eyeglass frames enhance your appearance and create your own style. There are many options as far as material, shape, size and price, including expensive designer eyeglasses.
Eyeglass frame materials, design and appearance differ like any other fashion accessory from season to season. In recent years women's eyeglass frames have been colorful and featured intricate designs. Trends for men's eyeglass frames have included modernistic flourishes and combination-material frames.
Eyeglass lenses are also an important decision. Lenses come in different materials that are thinner and lighter, as well as options for correcting vision, such as progressive ("no-line") lenses, and photochromic eyeglass lenses that darken, which replace the need for two pairs of glasses.
You have options as to where you purchase your eyewear. You can always go to an optical shop or you can buy your eyeglasses online. If you already know the frames, type of lenses and your prescription, you may be able to save yourself some money by shopping online. However, your eye doctor will have trained specialists to help you choose the right option for you.
For more information on eyeglass frames and lenses, visit AllAboutVision.com's Consumer Guide to Prescription Eyeglasses.