- Aug 15, 2017
- by Edward
How to Find Glasses That Suit Your Face Shape
If you’ve opted for eyeglasses over contact lenses, the first step is to select a pair of frames. This can be a big decision, as many people need to wear their glasses on a daily basis. Finding eyewear that suits your face shape is the best way to make sure you’ll love wearing your glasses.
Even if you don’t need prescription eyewear to see, these techniques can be applied to sunglasses, as well. Here’s how to find the eyeglass frames that suit your face shape.
Round faces tend to have soft outlines that could benefit from a little added definition. Square or rectangular frames can give you the contrast you need to flatter your face shape. Go for frames that are wider than they are tall—they can help make your face look longer. Round faces are well-suited for the hipster style, as bold, square frames will complement your face shape and provide a stylish look.
People with oval-shaped faces tend to suit a wide variety of frame styles. The trick is to choose frames that aren’t too small, as they can make your face appear longer. Instead, opt for larger frames that play up your features.
Geometric styles look great on oval faces, as they give an edge to the soft outline of your shape. Really, though, oval faces have the most flexibility when it comes to finding a style of glasses that works for them.
If you have a square face, you probably have a prominent jawline and a face that’s about the same width all the way down. Round or oval-shaped glasses are the perfect way to soften the angles of your face for a balanced, proportional look.
If you have a long face you should opt for larger frames as smaller ones can emphasize the length, similar to oval-shaped faces. Retro round glasses are perfect for square faces. If you really like the look of square frames, try to find a pair with rounded edges so you can still get that softening effect.
Heart-shaped faces are wider at the top and narrower at the bottom, with a wide forehead and noticeable cheekbones. If you have a heart-shaped face, you should opt for bold, wide frames to even out your features. Cat-eye glasses are a great example. You can also get away with choosing glasses in lighter colors so as not to draw too much attention to the top part of your face. This is a great opportunity to choose frames that speak to your sense of style!
If you think you need glasses, a simple sight test by an optometrist can tell you everything you need to know. For Vancouver optical care visit Eyesberg Optical Center, where licensed opticians can set you up with eye examinations and glasses from designer brands.
We offer a wide variety of vision services and have a selection of designer frames & sunglasses in-store for you to try on. If you’re looking for a Vancouver eyewear store, give our office a call and book an appointment today!