How To Find The Right Glasses For Your Face

How to Choose the Right Pair of Eyeglasses.

Are you looking for the best and most comfortable glasses or sunglasses to wear? You might be confused whether you will look good in them or not. Wearing the wrong pair of glasses can make you or break you and there are tons of glasses on the market. No worries,  In today's blog I will outline why glasses are important and how to get your hands on a pair that is just right for you and your face.

Avoid Glasses the Same Color as Your Eyes

You want glasses that will stand out. Glasses are the one facial feature you can change at will, so take advantage of that to make your glasses an integral part of your look. If your eyes are already a show-stopping color, don't compete with them. Instead,try frames that contrast with your eyes.

If you have blue or green eyes, try brown or black frames. If you have brown or hazel eyes, try blue or purple frames. Always avoid tortoiseshell if you have any trace of red in your hair; tortoiseshell will bring out the red and make it look like a dye job gone wrong.

Frame Shape Matters

The shape of the frames should be opposite the shape of your face. For example, if you have a round face, choose frames that are wider than they are high (for example, oval or rectangular). If you have an oval face, frames that are as wide as the broadest part of your face can work well. If you have a heart-shaped or triangular face, try frames that are wider at the bottom to balance out the shape.

There are five main types of frame shapes:

  • Round Frames
  • Oval Frames
  • Square Frames
  • Rectangular Frames
  • Heart-shaped Frames

Rimless Frames Don't Work for Everyone

Rimless glasses have no frame around the lens (for example our Heidi pair). Instead, they have arms that attach directly to each lens. Because rimless glasses don't have a frame around the entire lens, they can look best on small faces. Some styles also feature a bridge across the nose that might be more comfortable on wider noses. They may not be sturdy enough to hold progressive lenses because there's no frame around the entire lens to keep it secure in place. 

If You Have an Oval Face, Lucky You!

Oval is considered to be the ideal facial shape because of almost any frameworks for this face type. Look for bold styles such as square or rectangular frames, or go for rimless or an avant garde inspired frame if you prefer something less traditional.

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A recap:

  • If you have a round face, look for rectangular or angular frames.
  • If you have an oval face, almost any frame will work.
  • If you have a square face, thick frames are usually the best fit.
  • Rimless frames don't work for everyone.
  • Keep a copy of your prescription handy when shopping for new frames.

Finding the right pair of glasses is a fairly simple process if you know what to look for. Just remember that your glasses should complement your face, not dominate it. If you’re having trouble narrowing down your choices, just take a look at all the different frame styles available on the web and choose what best feels like a natural extension of yourself.