A. Eyeglasses for Serious Business

To help instill trust and confidence among a wide variety of your business clients and colleagues, it's usually best to stay with conservative frame shapes and colors. Consider these choices to enhance your professional image:

• Classic shapes such as ovals, rectangles and almonds.
• Traditional colors of gold, silver, brown, gray and black.
• In plastic frames, no bright colors or unusual shapes.
• Rimless
Silver, gunmetal, brown and black are recommended for men because these are easy, conservative tones to wear and match with business suits.
Brown, golden tones, silver, burgundy, black and espresso are good selections for women.
Classic tortoise patterns also work well with business attire

B. Eyeglasses That Showcase Your Creativity and Fashion Savvy

One way to show your creative, fashionista side is with modern shapes, such as geometric designs in thicker and larger plastic frames. Many modern metal frames also can be creative in appearance.

Today's more fashionable, larger-sized eyeglasses also are an option, as are more unusual colors such as blue, green and purple.
Multi-colored laminates are another possibility, as well as flower patterns and animal prints.
Another big fashion trend lately has been retro or the vintage styling and frame shapes from the '70s and '80s, such as oversized cat-eyes and aviators, as well as mod looks from the '60s.

C. Glasses for the Modern Baby Boomer or Senior

Just because you're eligible for Seniors Card doesn't mean you have to wear stodgy, old-fashioned glasses. And men: get rid of those giant metal frames that dominate your face!

Everyone wants to look young and modern. Frame shapes that are uplifting for the face, such as upswept rectangles for men and soft cat-eye shapes for women give an instant facelift.
Certain colors also can make you look younger. Shine also adds life to a womans face.

D. Eyeglasses for Students

Whether you're studying engineering or art, business or French literature, university is a time to develop your own identity — and show off your style.

Without the constraints of a conservative office environment, you have a lot more leeway in terms of eyewear styling, including eye-catching colors and shapes.
Unusual shapes, bright colors, larger sizes and interesting details such as color laminations all are readily available in a variety of prices and brand names.
Maybe you're interested in a geeky, retro look? A modern frame with lots of color? A sober, intellectual style?
Don't be afraid to express yourself.

E. Eyewear for the Busy Mom or Dad

For the busy mom (or dad) on-the-go with little time to worry about the latest trends in eyewear, a basic yet stylish pair of glasses might work best.

Boss Orange style BO 0025 for men. Here's a slide show of more styles for busy parents.
Ovals, upswept rectangles and soft cat-eye shapes are very functional and still look great.
Depending on your personal style, you could choose to amplify the fashion effect of a basic shape with details such as jewelry-like metal accents or recognizable designer logos.
Interesting colors such as plum, deep red, soft green and black can also add a fashion edge to a basic frame. See this slide show of examples.