Me and my glasses

“I express myself with glasses”

Image consultant, Carolina Lober, has been wearing glasses since the age of two. She shares her favourite styles, the styling consultation that has stayed with her, and her partnership with 100% Optical

Carolina is outside in the sunshine wearing a black and white floral summer dress, she is peeking over the top of her square black sunglasses
Carolina Lober

How many pairs of spectacles or sunglasses do you own?

Until today I had never counted them. At the moment, I have 78.

What frame shapes, colours or styles do you usually go for?

Due to my style and personal preferences, I mostly choose frames with a butterfly shape. I prefer warm colours such as gold, Havana, green, turquoise, white, black, coral, and red. I like acetate, but I also opt for minimalist touches with metal frames or rimless glasses.

Can you describe your favourite pair?

My favourite is a red frame with a cat’s-eye or butterfly shape. I find it super sophisticated, and its colour lifts my spirits.

Carolina is seated in a restaurant, looking off to the side, with bright red cat’s-eye style glasses
Carolina Lober

Who would you pick as your style icon when it comes to eyewear?

Without a doubt, Iris Apfel. Her style and pioneering spirit are a great source of inspiration for me.

How long have you worn spectacles for? What prompted you to go for the sight test that led to the prescription? 

I’ve been wearing glasses since I was two years old. My parents noticed an issue with one eye, which turned out to be strabismus, myopia, and astigmatism.

What does vision and eye health mean to you?

It means everything. Many people aren’t aware of the importance of visual health. I’ve experienced the distress of not seeing well, and it’s horrible.

I’ve experienced the distress of not seeing well, and it’s horrible


How important is eyewear to reflecting your personality?

I express myself with glasses. The choice depends on the image I want to project at any given moment: creative, approachable, distant, sophisticated, or confident. Or I will pick frames to elevate a look.

What are your top three tips for selecting the right pair of frames?

  1. Ensure they harmonise with your eyebrows
  2. Choose colours that enhance and brighten you
  3. Make sure you feel comfortable in them.