Glasses can balance vanity and necessity. They’re technically a medical device, yet they’re also a fashion statement that can be a declaration of who you are.
While their function is to help you see, others will see you wearing them. Keep reading to learn how to buy the best glasses for your face!
Know The Shape of Your Face
Choosing a pair of glasses isn’t always as simple as it seems. Determining which frames are compatible with the characteristics of your face can help.
Examine your face in the mirror as you read the descriptions below to determine your face’s shape. A few general rules can help you narrow your choices as you decide what looks best for you.
You have a square face if you have a broad forehead and a strong jawline. A square-shaped face also has the same length in height and width.
If your face is square-shaped, choose glasses that soften your angular features. Curved and circular frames are best, especially narrow oval shapes.
One particular style that can make a statement is the classic cat-eye shape.
You have a round face if your forehead is broad, your jaw is round, and you have full cheeks. If you have a round face shape, it’s best to choose rectangular and square frames to complement your face.
Frames that are narrower in styles and have sharper angles will fit your face shape best. You’ll also want to select a style to lengthen your face.
You have a heart-shaped face if your forehead is broad, you have high cheekbones and a longer, sharply-tapered jawline. If you have a heart-shaped face, choose a frame that is slightly wider than your forehead.
Oval-shaped or cat-eye frames work well to balance a narrow chin. Thin frames and rimless frames are also recommended.
You have an oval face if your jawline is slightly narrower than your forehead and your cheekbones are high and angled.
If you have an oval face, your face is also proportionately balanced. While oval faces have a wider variety of choices, you’ll shine if you choose a frame that is wider than the broadest part of your face.
Good choices for oval-shaped faces are round or aviator styles.
You have an oblong face if you have long and straight cheek lines, and your face is longer than it is wide.
Avoid making your face seem even longer by choosing a wide frame. Square frames or wide aviators are best for those with oblong faces.
You have a diamond-shaped face if you have a narrow jawline, high, broad cheekbones, and a narrow forehead. This is the least common face shape.
If you have a diamond-shaped face, it’s best to choose an oval or round frame. Try a cat-eye or aviator frame.
Choose The Glasses That You Like Best
In the end, it is all about what you like best. Although you can use your face shape as a guide, what’s most important is that you like how you look in your new glasses.
The best way to determine which style of frame you like the most is to visit the optical shop at Metro Eye Care and try them on. Our optical professionals will be there to help you decide which pair makes you feel most you!
Do you need an updated glasses prescription so you can show off some new frames? Schedule an appointment at Metro Eye Care in Paramus, NJ, today!