Metal or plastic glasses?
Just picked up my new round metal frames today. Got them because they're trendy and suit my style - plus, they're something different than the thick plastic frames I'm used to.
But now I'm starting to second guess! I feel like these thin metal frames aren't suited to my thick -4 lenses even though they're thinned down. I also feel like my face is naked/they don't suit me but that might be a result of being so used to plastic frames. Probably also due to this, these metal frames don't feel as comfortable.
Thinking I could probably go back to specsavers tomorrow to replace these with a similar style in plastic. It's just risky with everything closing down now, and wouldn't be certain when my new glasses would come (and I can't survive without them)!
So.. cute new metal frames to try something new or stick with the familiar plastic style?
- T-halfLv 62 months ago
Every year I get new glasses it takes several weeks before I am use to them.
I like the optometrist to change the nose pads to silicone pads.
Also, how often do you get a new pair of glasses? If it is every year, then try these out for a year.
I like the adjust-ability of metal frames. I have a second pair for computer glasses in a plastic frame.
I would say KEEP the new glasses. Take care of them. Then you'd have the experience of which type you like best.
- JerryLv 72 months ago
If you have thick lenses, thicker frames is usually a better choice.
Usually plastic frames need to have the fit adjusted less frequently. The wire frames tend to get "whopper jawed" with handling and not fit quite right.
- Bro JestLv 62 months ago
I always buy metal frames because I think they look better, especially round ones. Main problem is metal tends to bend easily.
Some round black plastic ones like in that Seinfeld episode might look cool though.
There's a little Taiwanese optometry place I go to that has nice-looking frames for cheap. I find the big chains often don't have the round ones I like.