When you first made the decision of whether to wear contact lenses or glasses, odds are you based it largely on convenience. However, for grown men the glasses vs. contacts debate becomes less about convenience and vision, and more about style. After all, both contacts and glasses can improve your vision to near perfection, so the real focus of the debate should be what kind of style each option helps you to achieve. Here are a few words on the various positive fashion impacts of both glasses and contact lenses.
A Distinguished Look
You have probably heard a number of different words, along with “distinguished,” to describe the general appearance of men in glasses: academic, wise, mature, etc. While these words have different definitions, their meaning with regard to appearance is the same: a man in a well chosen pair of glasses often has a certain distinguished, polished air about him. This is important to recognize and embrace if you opt for glasses.
A Unique Accessory
Beyond the general attitude that can be conveyed by glasses, your specific pair can also provide you with what amounts to a unique fashion accessory. While many pairs of glasses blend together, if you can find a more unique pair that works particularly well with your colouring, style, and general appearance, you can truly use your glasses as a fashion accessory. They can become a part of your look, the same as your hairstyle, eye colour, facial hair, etc.
A Young Look
Just as glasses can lend you a mature, distinguished look, as discussed previously, opting for a pair of quality contact lens can keep you looking young and energetic. Even the most fashionable pair of glasses still serves to “mask” your eyes for some extent, and this inevitably results in a somewhat calmer, sometimes almost lazy appearance. Letting people see your eyes makes you look more alert, which contributes to what is often a generally younger and livelier appearance for men.
Choosing contact lenses also offers you a great deal more versatility as you set about choosing outfits and accessories. For example, with contact lenses you have the freedom to wear fashionable sunglasses in warm, sunny weather, or even to wear ordinary eyeglasses with clear lenses, simply for the sake of style. Those who really want to have fun with contacts can try coloured lenses, which can be fun to match with different outfits. Simply put, contacts leave you flexible to use your eyes for a variety of stylistic options, which can certainly be appealing.
This is a guest post written by Adam Ennis. Adam is a blogger and freelance writer who covers a range of topics related to men’s fashion.