How to Pick The Right Eyeglasses

Learning how to select the right eyeglasses for your prescription glasses might seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. There are a few easy ways to determine which frames would best flatter your face and show off your style and personality. Optimum Eye Care makes finding the right eyeglasses simple. Use the following four tips to find the frames that work best for your style.


Face Shape Guide for Eyeglasses

TriangleTriangular faces are widest on the bottom, narrowest on top. So you want to find a mirror-opposite frame: bold on top, light on the bottom. With a mix of round and angular shapes such as the following will particularly fit triangular faces:

  • D-frames 
  • aviator 
  • cat-eyeglasses 

And if you want to make a bolder statement, a round style offers an interesting juxtaposition to angular features.

Oval – If you’re lucky enough to have an evenly-proportioned oval face, practically any frame can potentially suit you, so don’t limit your options! This puts you in a great position to be adventurous and try some more modern and angular styles. For the best look, choose square or rectangular frame shapes and try to avoid frames or shapes that are oversized.

Circle – If you have plump cheeks, a rounded chin and a wide forehead, square and rectangular frame shapes are your best match. Angular frames can give balance and bring structure to your soft features. On the other hand, it usually pays to stay clear of rounded or small styles. (It’s important to note that most people find that their face is never just one type – the key is determining which category sounds most like you.)

Square – Square faces feature a strong jaw, wide brows and well-defined cheekbones. If you have a square jawline, angular glasses can sometimes make it appear harsh. Instead pick frames that add slightly curved edges, such as round glasses or oval-shaped frames. If you see your face as short, consider a narrower pair with more width than depth, as this can lengthen the appearance of your face.

RectangleA rectangular face is longer than a wide one and has a long straight cheek line. Large square frames are best suited for rectangular surfaces, helping to make the face look shorter and more balanced. Choose glasses with relatively high frames to allow more facial coverage to reduce facial length.

Ready to find the perfect pair of Eyeglasses?

Knowing how to select frames for your eyeglasses doesn’t have to be daunting or scary. It can be fun, and it will showcase who you are as a person. Come visit our friendly optometrists in store who can help you find the perfect glasses for your face.

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