A trend away from "squarish" lenses...?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by NJ_Annie, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. NJ_Annie

    NJ_Annie Guest

    Is it me or is there a trent with glasses today away from a "squarish"
    or rectangular lens?

    It just seems, whether or not your looking for OTC reading glasses or
    even shades that more and more glasses have "rounded" styles of
    lenses.

    Is this because rectangular lenses don't sell as well or is there
    something I don't know about face "shapes" that enters into the
    equation?

    Thank you

    NJA
     
    NJ_Annie, Mar 8, 2010
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    Charles Guest

    Pick the shape that looks best on your face. Don't bend to fashion.
     
    Charles, Mar 8, 2010
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  3. NJ_Annie

    NJ_Annie Guest

    Thanks... Yes, but the thing is, it "seems" there aren't as many of
    these "squarish" type glasses around anymore to choose from.
    Unless... I'm just looking in the wrong places. <gr>

    Thanks

    NJA
     
    NJ_Annie, Mar 8, 2010
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    Dan Abel Guest

    I'm just as happy. The combination of a strong minus prescription, big
    lenses and "corners" makes for very thick glasses on those corners. I
    had a pair (very expensive) that was pretty much unwearable.
     
    Dan Abel, Mar 8, 2010
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    Mark A Guest

    There are some optical advantages to having rounded lenses (depending on how
    large the finished lens is), but that has never stopped most people from
    making the decision based on fashion. Obviously, it is all driven by frame
    designs. But there are often technological advancements in the lenses
    themselves that sometimes make changes in fashion possible (such as
    progressive lenses that can be used in very short fitting height frames).

    I don't know if you are aware, but all lenses start out as round before they
    are cut to fit in a frame.
     
    Mark A, Mar 8, 2010
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    Charles Guest

    I just purchased a new pair of glasses and found all kinds of styles. I
    happened to get rectangular because I thought they looked best. There
    seemed to be plenty of squarish and rectangular styles in the shops
    around here. I saw rounded styles too. Some of the shops may favor
    certain styles and brands on display but have other frames in cabinets
    they can bring for you to try on. The pair I bought was not on display,
    but the optician brought them out when she saw the styles I was trying
    on.
     
    Charles, Mar 8, 2010
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    Charles Guest

    Ones prescription should certainly be taken into account. All the
    opticians looked at my prescription before I started trying on frames.
     
    Charles, Mar 8, 2010
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    Dan Abel Guest

    Then there is astigmatism. I think that's what killed me. The -10D was
    bad enough, but then add 1.75D of astigmatism and they were pretty
    darned thick.

    In some sense they did work. When the eye doctor asked me about them, I
    said they were unwearable, so he scheduled me for cataract surgery. I
    was actually wearing contacts 14X7, and mostly wanted glasses for the
    few hours between the time I took my contacts out and when I went to
    bed. I also wanted them as backup if I had problems with the contacts
    (which I never did, fortunately).
    I suspect that both designers and models, if they normally wear glasses
    at all, have less than 2 diopters of correction. It just doesn't matter
    to them.
     
    Dan Abel, Mar 8, 2010
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