Originally Posted by horton
I suggest trying to find the best eyeglass shop you can afford and ask for suggestions. There are a lot of eyeglasses that look great in a case but not once they're on you, and a lot that you might pass over which actually would look great on you.
A good shop will match frames to face, skin tone, eye color, personality.
Many of the frames suggested look great, but you never know until you try some on. Also, a good shop will not put you in an expensive pair of glasses just for the sale. They know a good-looking pair of glasses (regardless of price) is the best advertising they can get.
Another suggestion--not that you indicated you might do otherwise--be willing to spend a little more than you might think is reasonable for your frames. Unlike your favorite pair of shoes, suit, dress shirt, tie, etc., your glasses are an accessory seen every single day. Skimp on your boxer shorts (if you must); but if the absolute perfect frame is 10,15,25% more than you planned on spending, you'll thank yourself later for making the additional investment.