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How to Choose the Perfect Eyeglass Frames April 16, 2019

White Oak, Colerain
How to Choose the Perfect Eyeglass Frames, Colerain, Ohio

Shopping for new eyeglass frames should be a fun experience, but with so many options available, making a selection can prove difficult. It’s not a decision to take lightly since your glasses will become a large part of your appearance and style. The key to finding the perfect pair is ensuring they enhance your best features and complement your personality. Here are a few different factors to weigh out before you choose.

What to Consider When Looking for the Right Eyeglass Frames 

Face Shape 

Every face is unique, so when shopping for glasses, take your face shape into account. You will fall into one of the common face shapes — oval, square, round, and heart. People with oval faces should wear frames that are wider than the broadest part of their face and avoid anything that lacks symmetry or has huge frames. Meanwhile, those with a square face look nice in narrow frames with more width than depth. 

For individuals with round faces, angular frames will bring balance to round features and lengthen the appearance of the face. Lastly, heart-shaped faces that are broadest at the forehead and taper through to a narrow chin match best with round or square frame styles with curved edges and low-set temples. 

Skin Tone 

glassesBefore deciding on a frame color, carefully consider your skin tone. A yellow, bronze, or golden undertone means you have a warm complexion. Shop for frames that are brown, beige, red, olive, and light tortoise while steering clear of pastels, white, and black. If you have a pink or blue undertone to your skin, your complexion is cool. Try on frames that are pink, gray, blue, purple, silver, black, and dark tortoise, and keep away from light shades that will wash you out. 


Your lifestyle will also help determine which glasses to go with. If you spend the majority of your time at work, stay with a more conservative frame that shows you’re serious about the job. College is a time to express yourself, so as a student, try experimenting with unusual shapes and colors. Flexible frames are often most suitable for an active lifestyle, whereas, gamers might prefer a wraparound style for panoramic viewing or slim temples for better headset compatibility.


If you’re in the market for new glasses, seek the advice of an experienced optometrist before you start looking around. Dr. Michael R. Schmit has provided the residents of White Oak, OH, and surrounding Cincinnati communities with reliable vision care services for more than 30 years. His office also offers patients a wide selection of brand name and designer frames. The knowledgeable and friendly staff will assist you with finding just the right fit and style to fill your prescription. Visit them online to learn more about their services, or call (513) 741-8811 to make an appointment.

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