The first pair I picked are by Jai Kudo. They are a metal frame and are a lovely deep pinky-purple colour. They are style number 545 in Cherry. They are quite different to any I’ve had before, and especially to my last pair. I have usually gone for a neutral colour or a metal tone but I really liked the shape of these and the young man approved too!
The second pair is the one I was coerced into switching to by the optician. I had picked out another pair of metal frames but she said I would be better with plastic frame as the lenses are quite thick (what you see here is after thinning – yes, I am THAT blind) and plastic frames are one piece holding in the lenses whereas the metal ones have a screw holding them together. This pair is by Oasis and is called Jacaranda. They are quite similar to my previous pair, but they have thinner metal arms rather than the wide plastic arms my old ones had.
I took several shots of each pair, with and without the flash so you can get a better idea of how they look.