Avoid Selfie Sabotage!

Don't use a selfie to get help selecting eyewear!Are you deferring your eyewear decisions to a third party friend or family member based on a selfie?  If so, you may be wearing your friends’ personal style or worse…you may have invested in a beautiful new frame and the best prescription lenses to frame your beautiful eyes and then you just don’t love them.

Eyewear is one of the most visible accessories we wear and one of the first things that people will notice when they meet you.    Unfortunately, a self portrait on a smart phone simply does not accurately reflect colours making it difficult to see if the frame is harmonizing with hair colour, complexion, eyes and wardrobe colours.  The second problem is that often the photo may be shortening or elongating the facial features depending on the angle and distance that the selfie was captured.  This distortion will then give a inaccurate view of balance and proportion.   The third thing that is totally missing from a Selfie is the body language that is captured when you wear a frame, look in a full length mirror and see your entire body and how you embrace (or not) the new look.   If you love it, you  stand taller, feel more confident and your face lights up with a big smile.  As an Eyewear Image Consultant, this is the best part to watch!!!

Please don’t trust such an important decision to a selfie.  In all fairness, to both your friends and your Optician, invite the person whose opinion you value to be part of the entire eyewear selection process.  They will enjoy the opportunity to  “see” the real live you and truly help you achieve a “spectacular” look.  You will receive lots of  compliments and most importantly, your new eyewear will reflect your personality and you will love them too!

 

Do Your Glasses Make You Look Old?

Do your glasses make you look old?

Have you ever met someone for the first time and while they were talking with you, they are peering over their reading glasses or they were taking the glasses off and on through the whole conversation?

I had a new client referred to me because he was doing just that.  This businessman was presenting to a group of Financial Planners.  At the end of his talk, a member of the audience approached the speaker and asked, “Do you know how many times you removed your glasses and then put them back on during your motivational talk?”  40 times!!!

Instead of listening to the speaker, this attendee was distracted by this movement and had not listened to the speakers’ message but rather counted the number of times he had removed his reading glasses.  He had no idea that this small habit could be detrimental to the success of his speech.

Working together, we decided that it was worth the investment in this man’s image and his business to move him into a progressive type lens.  Progressive lenses are a multifocal lens with the distance prescription at the top and reading at the bottom.  This allows the wearer to keep the glasses on ALL the time to see both distance and close up eliminating the on/off of reading glasses.

Peering over reading glasses can also make a person look OLD.  We remember our Granny peering over her reading glasses when talking with us or we remember a schoolteacher who may have been reprimanding us and we immediately think they are old.  Wearing progressives eliminates this perception, as there are no lines on the surface on the lens.  No one but your optician and hairdresser ever has to know you need your glasses to read!