A Guide to Choosing The Right Coloured Glasses for you

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Choosing eyewear is a big decision, made more difficult by the fact that whatever you choose, you will normally want to wear your new glasses at least for the next year or so, and for some people – everyday!

When faced with a multitude of choices of shapes, colours and styles, making your choice can take a long time. And, while choosing a neutral frame may seem like the best option, when you take the time to match your glasses with your features such as eyes, skin and hair, you can achieve a polished look.

At Gulf & Ranges Optometrists, our friendly staff can assist you to find something to suit your individual needs. But, here’s a brief colour guide of what to look for, to help you find some glasses that make the most of your features.


Blue Eyes

To make the most of your blue eyes look for a frame in a contrasting colour. A bright red, pink, green, navy blue or black can make your eyes pop. However, avoid very dark colours if you have pale skin. For a more understated look, choose a blue or grey shade which will complement your blue eyes.

Brown eyes

Dark, brown eyes will look great teamed with bright-coloured frames such as red, blue, or green. Earthy tones will also match brown eyes well, such as tortoise-shell patterns, gold fleck frames, khaki green shades or deep burgundy frames. For a simple, classic look, black frames or a thin gold metal frame will look great.

Green eyes

Highlight your green eyes with a dark contrast frame such as black, orange, or purple.  Green eyes also match earthy tones such as tortoise-shell, deep brown, or burgundy. For a more unique look, you could choose brighter colours such as a cobalt blue frame or red. Avoid grey frames, unless it’s a darker grey, as a light grey will wash you out, particularly if you have pale skin.

Hazel eyes

Hazel eyes choice depends on what shade of hazel your eyes are. Some people with hazel eyes have more of a brown tinge, some have more green and others have a high more yellow or gold tones. Pick a frame that picks up on one of the colours in your eyes. Tortoise shell, a gold fleck and shades of green work well too. Black frames offer a classic solution. 

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