Musings on Men’s Fashion – Glasses vs. Contacts

Contact lenses have sometimes suffered from bad press in the past, with tales of eye reddening irritation putting many off considering this alternative to traditional glasses. However, when contact lenses are applied properly, and a cooling lubricating drop used to keep eyes moist, the chance to cast off the specs can allow for a much wider range of choice when it comes to selecting a style for the summer.

Glasses can of course be used as a striking fashion feature, but in turn tend to determine a lot about the look you are able to achieve. This is especially true when it comes to hats and other headwear. Sports casual wear in particular can be hard to rock with confidently while wearing specs – and don’t forget there are of course some practical considerations too.

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Many find the only way to be able to take part in sports such as football or rugby is through swapping specs for the contact lenses available from suppliers like Vision Direct for the duration of the game. However, off the field of play you might want to hold on to some of the athletic aesthetic on occasion. When you want to project a less bookish image, contact lenses can allow you to tap into the sportier look, and this can be particularly liberating in the warm summer months.

In particular, the U.S B-Boy look can be easier to pull off without the specs, especially if you don’t own a pair of small round glasses. In terms of grooming, you also have an extended palette of choices when it comes to shaping facial hair. This is even more the case when it comes to the style of haircut that you choose, as with out the frame of a pair of spectacles defining the possibilities, you can let your imagination – and your stylist – run riot.

In practical terms, not only can contact sports be an option when you ditch the specs, it’s pretty difficult to leave a pair of contact lenses in the bar! When nerd chic is not working when it comes to meeting the ladies, contact lenses may well be a way of liberating your face and unlocking a whole you. In fact, a report from New Scientist highlights just this – that ditching the glasses for contact lenses boosts sexual success. So next you go out, you may wish leave your second set of eyes at home.

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