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Which Eyeglass Frame is Best for Your Face Shape?

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How do you know what eyeglass frame
best suits your face?

Glasses, if selected appropriately, can boost your finest facial features, while hiding your less preferable features. It's essential to an eye doctor to select a good-looking design that functions well with your prescription. Optometrists come to be professionals in this area so we can assist the many different clients who come to us for support.

When picking a frame, there are numerous factors to consider. The first factor to consider is your face shape. You need to also consider your hair color, and skin tone. Additionally, think about what you will be using the frames for, such as basic needs, reading, or sporting activity. Lastly you need to consider exactly what kind of material you like best for the frame, and the lenses.

The first point to take into consideration when deciding on a frame is your face shape. There are generally 7 different face shapes, and different frames look best on each different shape.

Take a look at this video clip for an explanation of exactly how to determine your face shape:

Now that you understand exactly what shape your face is, what frame is the most flattering?

vintage gold cat's eye eyeglass frames

Diamond. Diamond faces are slim on the bottom and the top. The best frames for diamond faces are frames that bring attention to the top of the eyes, such as cat-eye shapes, or highly ornamental frames.

cat eye sunglasses

Triangle. Triangle faces have slim, round chins and broad foreheads. Faces that are triangle shaped appear best with frames that add design details and color at the top to stabilize the face. Both cat-eye and semi-rimless frames look wonderful.

funky metal frames with jewelled sides

Oval. Oval faces are symetrical, and are longer than broad, making them the simplest to find frames that are flattering. Virtually any frame looks good on oval faces.

oval tortoise shell eyeglass frames

Square. Square faces have broad foreheads and strong jaws, and are in proportion to one another. A square face looks best with frames that soften the angles of the face. Round, oval, and curved frames are perfect, in addition to slim frames.

black semi-rimless eyeglasses

Round. A round face looks best with frames that will add angles and definition to the face. Rectangular frames balance the softness of the face.

marron rectangular eyeglass frames with details at temples

Heart. To balance out a heart shaped face, select smaller frame styles without detail and a lower set temple. Rectangular, square, and aviator frames will all work with this face shape.

round half-rimmed eyeglasses

Oblong. Oblong faces have square chins with a face that is longer than it is broad. Oblong faces look best in round, square, or rectangle-shaped frames, in addition to details on the temples. Try to find frames that include width to counterbalance the length of the face.


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