The Best Glasses for You

June 23, 2017
06/23/17

Every 8 seconds, someone turns 40. Eyes over the age of 40 begin to lose their flexibility which makes focusing at close range more difficult. No, you don’t need longer arms, more light or a menu written in larger type. It’s called presbyopia, and no amount of diet, exercise, cryogenics or experimental youth potion will stave off this condition. We hate to break it to you, but reading glasses are inevitable…

Choosing new eye wear shouldn’t be hard. If you want straightforward advice on what type of glasses are the right fit for your face shape, then you’re in the right place. We know you might have heard the usual tips & tricks to get the perfect spectacles – like pick a shape that balances your face features. But there’s more to it.

Jim Dandy by Eyebobs
Mathlete by Eyebobs

All about the shape. A barely there wire rim frame reminds us of the IT guy who mocks you for not building your own router. But there can also be the techy guy with a more cooler than a million dollars type. Hanging some Mad Man era tortoiseshell classics on his face keeps things minimal, like he wanted, and keeps the focus up on his eyes.

Vice Chair by Eyebobs
Case Closed by Eyebobs

Frames that stand proud. Statement pieces are what is in. Short of a Mr. Peanut monocle, there’s no bolder eye wear move than a pair of round frames. But if you’ve got a boyish face, the shape could make you like a certain young wizard. They aren’t just circles, but they are hefty –just right for the type of statement a young, confident man needs to make.

Fare N Square by Eyebobs
Take A Stand by Eyebobs

The perfect fit. Some guys want frames that fit their Brooklyn art meets metal shop vibe. Swapping your old frames in for a pair with more top-to-bottom height nixes the architect effect and a nose-hugging shape locks them in place while he’s slicing steel.