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Monday, March 21, 2016
How to style glasses via Pearle Vision
Glasses- Prada c/o Pearle Vision | coat- Lovers + Friends c/o Revolve | blouse- Zara | jeans- American Eagle | bag- 3.1 Phillip Lim | booties- Zara | necklace c/o Maria Black
How to style glasses via Pearle Vision
How to style glasses via Pearle Vision
Here's a little-known fact about me: I'm pretty much blind. I have to wear contact lenses every day, otherwise I would basically have to stand with my nose pressed against yours in order to see your face... no joke. I got my first pair of glasses (baby pink frames, thank you very much) when I was seven, and I can still remember the first time I put them on — I was amazed by how crisp and clear the world around me looked, because I had come to assume that blurred vision was the norm. Pardon the pun, but that day was a real eye-opener for me. Fast forward a couple decades, and eye health is still something I do my best not to take for granted. Regular eye exams, thoroughly-cleansed and regularly-discarded contact lenses, and evenings spent wearing glasses to give my eyes a break are all steps I take to keep my eyes healthy, so when Pearle Vision approached me to visit one of their locations, I was all over it. This was partially because I was due for an eye exam anyway, and partially because I had heard great things over the years about the company in terms of the doctors it's affiliated with and it's extensive eye wear selection.
How to style glasses via Pearle Vision
How to style glasses via Pearle Vision
So off I went to Pearle Vision Sherwood Park Mall to get my eyes examined by a lovely doctor (what up, Dr. Jones!) who was equal parts professional and relatable — it was my first time visiting such a young doctor, and her demeanor put me right at ease, especially during not-so-fun activities like having bright lights shone into my eyes... you know what I'm talking about.
The entire staff was amazing to deal with, and the exam was incredibly thorough and even included an Optomap Retinal Exam, which screens for early detection of disease and abnormalities in the last layer of the retina — it's a pretty remarkable tool in terms of being able to assess one's overall health based on factors visible in the eye. The doctor was saying that she has had patients discover that they have diabetes by using this machine, which is crazy! My scan thankfully came out clean, but I'll definitely continue to ask for this test moving forward.
How to style glasses via Pearle Vision
booties
After all my questions were answered and my eye exam was complete, I moved on to the fun part — picking out new frames! Anyone who wears glasses on the regular knows how nice it feels to switch up your specs, which is why I was so pumped to come across this pair from Prada.
They fit my face perfectly and were exactly what I was looking for — win-win! The company also offers direct billing to your health insurance, so that made things all the more easy come checkout time... win-win-win.
How to style glasses via Pearle Vision
And speaking of all this winning (again with the puns!), we're offering one lucky reader a $100 gift card! All you need to do is share your favourite style of frames in the comments below to be entered... good luck! And for the record, my new favourite style is the cat eye (wink wink). See more details below!  


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51 comments

  1. My favorite style of frame is round.

    willgriesmer@yahoo.com

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  2. https://twitter.com/willgriesmer/status/712033988735590400

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  3. As someone in the market for new frames, I was very intrigued by your tweet about this post! I'm personally attracted to clear or lightly tinted (rose or peachy) acetate frames at the moment. Fingers crossed that I find a pair!

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  4. My favourite style is small rectangle. I find this one suites my face the best.

    brendapenton(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Great post! Glad to know that you will make optomap part of your ongoing eye exams!

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  6. I like thicker plastic frames. Usually square shaped.

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  7. I love the cat eye frames too they are so me.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  8. Oh I need new glasses!!! I love the frame you have on! I also love metal rectangular shaped, specifically purple. I need the ultra thin glass and sometimes that picks a frame for me, or at least eliminates others.

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  9. I like the thicker, squared, 'nerdy' type of style.

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. My favourite style of glasses is plastic shaped slightly round but also rectangular :) tazimd@gmail.com

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  11. My favourite frame style is metal rectangular in a small size.

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  12. I like small rectangular frames

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  13. I've tried many different styles of frame but the one that really looks good on me is the tear drop frame that they don't make anymore. I do have some other styles that I like and look good on me but those ones are really good for me.

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  14. I'm not sure I have a definite favorite style, but my current glasses are a bit square in shape and I'm enjoying them lol :)

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  15. Tweeted :) https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/714672403109060613
    anastasiafalling@gmail.com

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  16. I like classic, sophisticated frames, nothing too trendy - something that is a neutral and always in style.
    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

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  17. I like the round glasses
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  18. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/715233582491570177
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  19. My favourite style is plastic full rim frames. Since I have a stronger prescription, I like to hide the thickness of my lenses.

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  20. I tweeted! Here is the link to my tweet: https://twitter.com/PumpkinGirl78/status/715292594490748928

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  21. I have say the metal frames are my fave.

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  22. https://twitter.com/mommysweetiepie/status/715295268501987328

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  23. My favorite eye glasses is somewhat rectangular shape. I found that fits my frames better than any other. :) Thanks for sharing your styles and your thoughts. ;)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  24. tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/715804387965341696

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  25. I have to agree about the cat eye style! Love them.

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  26. I like dark rectangular shaped frames.

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  27. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/716854765842354177

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  28. https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/717346049787080706
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  29. I like the rectangular shaped frames preferably in a bright color.
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  30. Those glasses look amazing on you , I need ones that are floating kind so that the aren't heavy looking on my face.

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  31. https://mobile.twitter.com/ellyskid/status/717693905207222272

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  32. I do wear glasses and I love to get a new pair. thanks. truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. https://twitter.com/eliza_elliott/status/718527869354270720 truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I tend to gravitate towards rectangular shaped frames and is patterned or brightly coloured.

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  35. https://twitter.com/aarti05/status/718669433783365632

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  36. I prefer the rectangle shaped frames.
    nuthous(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  37. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/718866551915589632
    nuthoue(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  38. Geometric shapes like a rectangular design with thicker, darker frames in a cool black color suit my round face best!

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  39. Tweeted, thanks! https://twitter.com/MillerKrazy/status/719247591087697920 km0453(at) telus(dot)net

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  40. I like the rectangular framed frames.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  41. I prefer the rectangular type frames in a brownish color to match my hair color but nothing too bold. Like frames also that have a bit of pizzaz to them.♥♥♥

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  42. Tweet entry https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/721173371291983873 afjackly@oakland.edu

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  43. I like the oval style! afjackly@oakland.edu

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  44. I like metal rectangular frames.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  45. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/721575314418233344

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  46. I have always worn round frames, but my last pair were more rectangle

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  47. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/721734533310242821

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  48. I love big chunky rectangular frames!
    skyejaden at gmail dot com

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  49. Oh my goodness- I love your glasses, they are so cute!!I only use glasses for night driving- I get myself so worked up so I finally went and got something for when I drive at night. I keep my eye health great constantly by getting routine checks and by protecting them with sunglasses starla.batesATyahooDOTcom

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  50. I tweeted about this promotion: https://twitter.com/mmstarla/status/721799605294247936

    starla.bates ATyahoo DOT com

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  51. I like rectangular frames that are metal.
    reklaw422 at Hotmail dot com

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