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How to Choose the Right Eyeglasses for Your Face Shape January 10, 2019

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How to Choose the Right Eyeglasses for Your Face Shape, Spencerport, New York

There are many eyeglass styles, shapes, colors, and sizes from which to choose, and trends are constantly changing. While selecting the right pair might seem daunting, start by considering the shape of your face. This will often lead you to perfect and timeless frames. Use the guide below to the five common face shapes and the most appropriate frames for each.

5 Common Face Shapes & Their Ideal Eyeglasses

1. Oval

Oval faces have wide cheekbones and taper slightly at the forehead and chin to create an ovoid shape. Those with oval faces have can pull off most any shape of eyeglasses, whether round or square. This versatile facial shape also does well with bolder, unorthodox styles, such as brightly colored or printed frames. While oval faces can also pull off oversize lenses, the safest bet is to pick ones that are neither too small nor too large. Eyeglasses that are too small can add unwanted length, while glasses that are too big can obscure your face. 

2. Diamond

Like oval visages, diamond-shaped faces have broad cheekbones, but they narrow sharply at the forehead and chin. The jaw may appear sharp or angular. Oval and rimless frames may add softness and balance. Avoid slender frames. 

3. Round

People with round faces have full cheeks, a wide forehead, and a rounded chin. To provide the most definition, depth, and contrast, choose an angular or square frame. A frame that is wider than it is tall will slim and elongate the face. Avoid round eyeglasses.

4. Square

eyeglassesA square-shaped face has a wide forehead and jaw line that are more or less level. They also have flatter cheeks. Just as square frames add dimension and depth to a round face, round frames add dimension and depth to a square face. They provide a natural contrast to the striking right angles of your countenance. Stay away from all angular shapes and go for round or oval ones.

5. Heart

The heart-shaped face is one of the most distinctive, with a wider forehead, high cheekbones, and a narrow chin. Select a smaller, light-colored round or oval frame to give more balance to the face. A dark color or an overly angular shape will highlight the upper portion of your face, throwing off the equilibrium of your look.​​​​​​​


Humans come in many shapes and sizes, and it may not be easy to determine your face shape. Not to worry – with so many eyeglasses available, you’re sure to find flattering frames that suit your style. When you’re looking for the perfect pair of specs, turn to Spencerport Optical in Monroe County, NY. These experienced eye doctors carry a wide selection of designer eyewear. They also offer eye exams, sunglasses, and contact lenses. To schedule an appointment, call them at (585) 352-1960. To learn more about their practice, visit their website.

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