Just like the eyes, for some people, eyeglasses play a very important role. Eyeglasses are their light whenever they are in the dark, their direction whenever they are lost, and their friend which they can always count on. For some people eyeglasses have become an integral part of their lives that not wearing them make them feel incomplete and naked.
The earliest historical record of eyeglasses dates back in the 5th century BC Egypt. An ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics show a simple glass lenses. On the other hand, the earliest written record for eyeglasses is found in the 1st century AD, when a tutor of Emperor Nero of Rome, Seneca the Younger, wrote in one of his journals that letters, no matter how small they are can always be big through a glass filled with water.
Gladly, people do not have to agonize by looking through a glass of water. The invention of eyeglasses were said to be from Italy in 1296. Friar Alessandro della Spina of Pisa is recorded to be the first person who created eyeglasses. In 1301, eyeglasses were seen and sold in Venice. Though some history books would say that eyeglasses were first invented in China, no one has proved it. The first historical records of eyeglasses in China are dated in the 15th century. The first eyeglasses were convex to cure hyperopia and presbyopia, sicknesses that accompany aging. Later developments of eyeglasses help with other eye problems such as astigmatism and myopia.
Nowadays, there are many designer eyeglasses available in the market for both men and women. Also, unlike before where glasses are just round and big, eyeglasses these days are stylish, comfortable and of high-quality.
There are various designer eyeglasses. These include Ray Ban, Persol, Carrera, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Prada, Emporio Armani, Adidas, Coach, Police, Versace, Burberry, Christian Dior, D & G, Vogue, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Lafont, Marc Jacobs, Bvlgari, Paul Smith, Roberto Cavalli, Lacoste, Smith, Juicy Coulture and the list goes on. Each has peculiar features and designs.
There are various frames that are good for men and women these designer eyeglasses sell. One kind of frame is the plastic frame. Plastic frames are comfortable, durable and depends on the style and the designer name, affordable. Most of the plastic frames that people see are those seen on movies were the geek-wearing-three-inches-eyeglasses-and-fell-in-love-with-a-hottie. These eyeglasses are shown as very big that it can almost reach the mouth. Thankfully, those are not the only frames available. There are numerous plastic frames that suit the style of each person.
If a person does not want plastic-framed eyeglasses, he can also avail of rimless frames. These kinds of eyeglasses frames do not have rims around the glasses. The bridges of these kinds of eyeglasses are attached on the sides of the glasses. Though they look very fragile, these glasses are guaranteed durable and flexible.
Another type of frames of eyeglasses is those with wire frames. These wire-framed eyeglasses are suited for the people who want to remain simple. This type is one of the classic types of eyeglasses. Probably, these were the frames used by the early inventors of eyeglasses. Though simple, the person can customize it by choosing or mixing colors. One can also put wire frames on the top and make the bottom rimless.
In choosing eyeglasses, the shape of the face, the skin tone and other facial features should be considered. For individuals with round faces, angular narrow-shaped eyeglasses can be a good choice. Individuals with oblong-shaped faces should consider having walnut-shaped frames. People with base-down triangle faces (narrow forehead that widens from the cheek to the mouth) should have cat-eye shapes eyeglasses. And the opposite, people with base-up triangle faces (wide forehead and narrows toward the bottom) should consider frames that are wider at the bottom.
Eyeglasses is an important part of the face so choosing a designer eyeglass should be carefully considered.