Plastic frames are characterized as comfortable, lightweight and durable. With the stylish range of men’s eyewear on the market these days, comfort, fit and durability rank high with men when it comes to choosing their eyeglasses. So here are some key areas to check out to make sure the plastic frames for men you choose will be comfortable and fit well.
To ensure that the temples do not dig into the side of your head, make sure the frames are wider enough for your face. The edge of the frames should protrude slightly beyond your face so that the temples do not touch your head as they extend back to your ears. Next, make sure that temples are long enough. Then curve at the end of the temple should extend over the ear without pressing down upon it. The optician can reshape and adjust the curve at the end of the temple when your pick your eyeglasses up, but can’t make the temples shorter or longer, so make sure you select the best length. Also check the nosepiece for comfort and fit. Many glasses have adjustable silicone nose pads that allow your optician to fine-tune the fit. For frames without adjustable nose pads, make sure the fit is secure without pinching the bridge of your nose. When you try on the plastic frames, move your head up and down, bend over and pick up something from the floor and see how well your glasses stay in place. With the properly adjusted nose pads and temples, your glasses should stay in place without pressing on your face.
Plastic frames for men has become much more masculine, with older shapes and sizes being reborn with a modern twist. Larger and bolder eye sizes and plastic frame shapes are in. But be careful not to go too big if you have a small face. The small, John Lennon plastic frame glasses are still around and they still work well with smaller faces. For a younger, hip or retro look, men are also turning to plastic. Lightweight and comfortable, plastic frames come in a wide variety of styles, including thin plastics, bold, black ’50s-style frames and layers of colored plastics laminated together to create a unique effect. Classic shapes in tortoise patterns also are likely to remain in style forever.