Eyewear is considered a part of your fashion style, similar to how clothing allows you to express yourself. Several eyewear brands are available in department stores, but sometimes you still can’t find the perfect design for you. By working with companies that allow you to customize your eyewear or create your own design, you can be creative and wear the kind of eyewear that you want.

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Contact an eyewear manufacturer. Oakley allows you to customize sunglasses on its website, although it only allows you to design the color and the frame from what it has available. If you want to sketch your own design, you may want to work with a custom eyewear company such as Indivijual.com.

Browse through fashion magazines to find inspiration. Eyewear designers, like fashion designers, constantly produce new lines of eyewear, and you may gain some insight about what is fashionable and functional. Consider how you want to present yourself, and design the glasses accordingly. If you are an artist, you may want to show your creativity through your glasses, while if you are a professional, you may want to tone down the colors.

Create your design. You don’t have to be good at drawing to be able to sketch your eyewear design. Pay more attention to expressing your design through your sketch. Add notes that will help you explain your design to the manufacturer.

Take measurements so that the manufacturer can make eyewear that fits you. First, in front of a mirror, measure your face height from the base of your chin to the tip of your forehead. Then, measure your face width from ear to ear. You also need to measure the distance between your pupils.

Pay for the product. Since custom eyewear allows you to incorporate your own design, they may take more effort to make and take longer to produce. You may negotiate with the manufacturer regarding the price, which can range from $300 to $500 or more, depending on the design and materials used.

References and Resources

Oakley website
Indivijual website


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