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!
o You don’t want to go too small for sun wear, keep the coverage for ultimate UV protection!
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.
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
2315 W. Lawrence Ave.
3250 N. Lincoln Avenue