With an entire year of working from home under our belts, you’re probably thinking that you have your Zoom “look” tailored to perfection. However, no matter how quickly it takes you to go from bed head to business casual, there’s one area that could do with a little improvement: your eyewear.
In the same way you want your clothing to be work-appropriate, your glasses are something that you need to take into consideration, too. That’s why we’ve teamed up with optical specialists Zenni to offer some easy eyewear tips so you can finally master your Zoom wardrobe.
Match Your Glasses to Your Face
The first thing you need to do is to make sure that your glasses match your face shape. There are six different face shapes, including oval, round, square, diamond, pear and heart, and there are some dos and don’ts when it comes to choosing the ideal eyewear for each of them. Can’t figure out which Zenni frames are the most flattering for you? This helpful video tutorial has all the answers.
Choose the Right Color
It’s also worth considering whether or not your glasses will draw attention away from what you are saying. As fun as it is to wear colorful frames, you don’t want people being distracted by your bewitching zebra-print glasses while you’re pitching a business idea, so classic is the way to go.
Consider a Lens Coating
Another important factor to contemplate is the coating on your lenses. This is particularly important for protecting your eyes during long days in front of a computer screen, as well as for video conferencing, as anti-reflective coatings provide a shield from natural and artificial light. Check out Zenni’s comprehensive lens coating guide and see which options are right for you.
Perfect Your Lighting
You’ve probably spent plenty of time adjusting the height and tilt of your laptop screen to ensure you’ve got the best angle for your video calls, but have you ever thought about lighting? Depending on the camera and amount of natural or artificial light in the room, glasses can tend to cast a shadow on your eyes. Before your video meeting, find a spot where the lighting is either on your face or just above, as this will prevent your glasses from casting an unwanted shadow.
Clean Your Lenses
Okay, so this is an easy one, but very necessary, too. Even a miniscule camera can pick up smudges and fingerprints on lenses, so make sure to give them a good clean before your meeting starts. You’ll find everything from spray kits to lens wipes at Zenni’s accessories shop.
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