Do you hate how you look with glasses? Here’s how you can feel more confident

We would all like to feel comfortable in our everyday appearance, but sadly, most of us don’t. If you feel self-conscious about how you look while wearing the glasses you desperately need to see, then this blog is for you. While it won’t magically change the way you see yourself, it will provide some practical advice you can use to try to transform your appearance into something you love a lot more.

Learn more about your face shape

If you are looking to order glasses, then it’s a good idea to learn more about how your face shape affects the types of glasses that will work best for you. Buying new glasses without new information will only make you as unhappy as you are now, so be prepared to make some changes. If you have a round face and wear round glasses, your face may look a little lopsided. Try angular or square glasses next time to bring a little more definition to your features. Alternatively, if your cheekbones are very pronounced, consider softer oval lenses.

Change makeup

Glasses can change the way our eyes and eyebrows look, so if you feel like your beautiful features are being swallowed up by your frames, add some makeup to make them stand out. This could mean using eyeliner to accentuate your lash line or using bold eyeshadow colors for a touch of something special. You might even have your reshaped eyebrows and colored by a professional, which could make all the difference when you put on your specs.

Think about your style

Are you really dissatisfied with the way glasses make you look or are you more generally dissatisfied with your style? Changing your wardrobe could help you love your glasses a lot more, especially if your current frames don’t match the clothes you’re wearing. If your frames are stylish and you don’t know why you don’t like them, try pairing them with a really chic outfit. If that doesn’t work, change your hairstyle or add accessories – you never know what might make all the difference.

Consider contacts

For some people, glasses will never quite feel right. Luckily, we live in a time when contact lenses are incredibly accessible. Many people wear contact lenses for a variety of reasons, including playing sports or just for convenience. Contact lenses aren’t for everyone, so be sure to talk to your optician about what they recommend. Some people may need to use disposable contacts while others may use long-term lenses. If contact lenses aren’t an option for you, ask your optician about any treatments or surgeries that might improve your vision if your eyesight is having a very negative impact on your life.

If you’ve just acquired a new pair of glasses, don’t forget to give them some time. It takes some time to get used to the changes in our appearance and after a few months we don’t even notice the difference.

Sarah C. Figueiredo