Finding the Right Shades

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Friday, May 14th is national shades day.

Nick Strahanoski, Optician with Lyons Family Eye Care, spoke with WGN News Now about finding the right style shades.

Strahanoski shared the following tips:

First – Overall Style

o Are you – Sporty, sheik, silly or sassy

o That will tell you everything you need to know about the shape that is perfect for you!

Second- Size

o You don’t want to go too small for sun wear, keep the coverage for ultimate UV protection!

Trends –

o The trend I am noticing making a comeback this year in sun wear is mirror lenses. They reflect in a way that looks colorful and exciting, which speaks to the summer mood we are all waiting for. An aviator shape is a great frame for a pair of mirror lenses! A classic summer look.

Determining Shape

o it’s all about balance

o The great news is, there is no one way to look at the type of shape frame you should have based on your face shape.

o I am always telling Patients, “Don’t get hung up on face shape.”

But if you’re looking for jumping off points:

o Diamond or heart face works great with a cat eye shape frame.

o Round face vs square is more versatile that People assume, a square face can wear a round OR square shape and vice versa, as long as the frame is sitting in front of the eyes in a proportionate way. It’s all about personal style and size!

Long story short, HAVE FUN and learn your style: sporty, sheik, silly or sassy! Those are the four main style groups.

o Sporty: more square

o Sheik: rectangular, dramatic shape

o Silly: funky shapes, cat eye, fun bright color

o Sassy: over sized

Lyons Family Eye Care

Lincoln Square

2315 W. Lawrence Ave.


3250 N. Lincoln Avenue

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