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You're right, I think the silver detail is too much for everyday wear and makes them look a bit tacky. Would be much nicer plain. I don't wear glasses anymore (laser eye surgery- best thing I ever did!!) but they do end up costing a packet once you add in the lenses etc so I wouldn't spend money on something I wasn't sure of that I would have to wear on my face everyday.
Yes, agree with others - good glasses spoilt by the sides which I think you'd soon get fed up with.
Have been a contacts wearer all my life, but fairly recently started wearing glasses again part of the time to give my eyes a rest and very surprised to find I actually like them. Luckily glasses are really in fashion at the moment and I go to a great optician who has a wide selection of designer styles and gives good advice. So am happy to rotate contacts and glasses - which I never thought I'd be. They are very expensive, though!
How shortsighted are you? I was -6 plus have an astigmatism in one eye so thought I was beyond help for laser eye surgery. Got it done about 5 years ago now so am sure things have advanced even further since then. Anyway, I digress, I'm not an eye surgery sales rep, honest! Good luck in the glasses hunt, it can be v traumatic!
leonie - I'm almost as short-sighted as you, plus astigmatism. But from age 17 till recently (a v. long time!) wore my lenses daily rather than glasses so just getting into glasses positively after hating them at school.
Was in my opticians today and had a good play around - saw some lovely Tom Ford ones I'm going back to try soon. Will try and find a link. Also some quite good Chanel ones - not too bling. Did find myself rejecting those with a very strong/ sparkly motif or 'coloured' bit on the sides, but that's just me perhaps. Unfortunately, didn't see 'yours' so can't give a more informed view at the moment.
Mine's independent - in Fleet St, London. But Tom Ford etc are available generally. In breaks between working will try and find some links . Should have said I have a quite large, oval face so have to choose frames accordingly.