Sunglasses make great Christmas and birthday gifts because they are an affordable kind of luxury when compared to gifting favourites such as designer handbags and shoes; so if you’re feeling the pinch this year, you can still make someone feel really special with a pair of designer sunnies. They also make great gifts because they are relatively easy to choose and can be used all year round. But we’re not saying that shopping for eyewear gifts is a walk in the park either; there are still a few style rules to follow if you’re shopping for a friend or family member. So to give you some assistance
I once had a friend called The Fonz. My friends and I first gave him this nickname when we first discovered that he never left the house without his leather jacket and a pair of sunglasses. In fact, he rarely attended an event, day or night, summer or winter, without his trusty Ray Bans. We holidayed in Ibiza; naturally, he sported sunglasses throughout the duration. We holidayed in Prague over Christmas; again, he wasn’t without his shades. That was ten years ago. Ten years ago, when I (and maybe the rest of the world too) were less educated about eye health. But today, my friends and I realise
Do you consider the case for your glasses to be a mere functional thing, something just for keeping your spectacles safe from inadvertent scratches and other damage? Nonsense! A glasses case can be so much more. It can, much like the rest of your attire including the specs, prove a subtle but crucial addition to your overall visual character. But you do have to choose that case wisely, and we at SelectSpecs can help you with just that.
The budget options
Spending less doesn’t have to mean making big sacrifices in either practicality or beauty. In fact, many “budget” cases can help you to look
The wide variety of different styles and shaped glasses make choosing the right pair no easy task. As well as supporting your vision with quality lenses, your glasses should fit effortlessly with your personal style and reflect your personality.
The first step starts with determining your face shape. Is it round, oval, oblong, triangular, square, heart or diamond shaped? If the answer isn’t immediately obvious, ask for a second opinion from a friend or family member or take a selfie of yourself facing directly into the camera to get a better idea.
With that in mind here are a few tips for choosing
We wash our clothes to keep them clean after we wear them; so why are glasses any different? Natural salts and oils in your skin can have a negative impact on your glasses if you don’t keep them tip-top, especially if they’re worn through action-packed sports hobbies or nearly demolished by the kids. That’s why we’ve decided to give you a word of advice, or two, to ensure any new glasses you’ve purchased from us stay looking that way.
Keep them protected
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the benefits of locking away your glasses in a hard case when you’re not
It’s a well known fact that shopping online can save you heaps of money, especially when it comes to designer eye wear! Armed with a smart phone camera, my girlfriend and I decided to do a little fact finding mission and paid a visit to a well known local high street opticians to check out their product line up and prices – Mr money saver himself, Martin Lewis, would be proud I’m sure!
While the product line up and general store layout was good, and the staff attentive (as you would expect from a well known high street opticians) the prices of many of the displayed designer
The 2014 edition of the Tour de France is well underway with the first 3 stages in the UK now complete – We now move on to France for the 4th stage with a 163.5km route from Le Touquet-Paris-Plage to Lille Métropole.
Unfortunately for us, Mark Cavendish is out of the tour due to his crash in the first stage so all eyes are now on the remaining Brits!
Just in time for this years Le Tour…
Oakley have released 2 special edition Tour de France frames to their Heritage collection. Both are perfectly designed for cycling and MTB activities and can be fitted with Oakley True Digital lenses upon request (new online