Save serious time shopping for eyeglasses by learning how to choose the right type for your face. The best eyeglass frames for you depend mainly on your face shape, though glasses still need to be in proportion to your features to avoid an oversized or small look. Use the following tips to help yourself select the most flattering eyewear that will have friends and family complimenting your new frames.
Pick the right glasses for your face type:
- Oval: Oval faces typically feature broad cheekbones with narrower chins and foreheads. Eyeglass frames that complement this face type’s natural balance include butterfly styles, which “wing up and out” and feature thinner frames on the bottom. Any pair of eyeglass frames that are darker and thicker on the top and as wide or wider than this face shape are ideal.
- Round: Round face shapes are free of angles and look best with narrow rectangular or square frames. Angular frames provide the contrast round faces need to look slightly thinner and longer. They also help the eyes appear farther apart when they feature a distinct bridge and otherwise give the face additional definition.
- Square: Square, strong jaws and broad foreheads are synonymous with square faces. Rounded-edge, narrow eyeglass frames, such as those in oval and rectangular styles, are ideal for softening this face shape. They also make square faces appear longer.
- Heart: Heart-shaped faces benefit from rimless eyeglasses because they prevent the face from appearing wider on top. Frames wider than the forehead also minimize the uneven look. Heart-shaped faces feature pointed chins and narrow jawlines, which will only look more severe with the wrong eyeglasses.
Find the best eyeglasses for your face shape at Optics Eyewear, the locally owned and operated vision care center that has served High Point, NC, and the surrounding area for over 50 years. Contact them today at (336) 884-5677 to schedule an appointment, or visit their website to learn more about products and services. Like Optics Eyewear on Facebook for more great tips.