Choosing The Right Pair Of Glasses For Your Face Shape


More and more people are needing corrective lenses in order to go about their daily lives. In fact, about 75% of adults require some type of vision correction, according to the Vision Council of America. If you have chosen a pair of glasses, rather than contact lenses, to help you see better, you want to consider your face shape in order to find the best pair for you. 

There are many options when it comes to eye glasses. You can choose from a wide range of styles and colors. If you want to feel comfortable and confident in your new glasses, you have to make your decision wisely. Glasses can be expensive and replacing them could break into your wallet if you aren't happy with the first pair. Here are some tips for choosing the right pair of glasses on your first try. 

Determine Your Face Shape

If you want your glasses to accentuate your facial features, you need to first determine what type of shape your face is. Typically, you would fall into one of four types, including heart shaped, oval, round, or square. One of the easiest ways to figure out what type of shape your face is, is to grab a photo of yourself and trace around your face. You can then determine what shape of face you have. From here, you can start to narrow down what shaped lenses will help accentuate that shape of face. Here is a quick breakdown if you are still unsure:

Where is the widest part of your face?

  • If cheek to cheek is the widest part, then you have a round shaped face. 
  • If your forehead is the widest part of your face, then you probably have a heart shaped face. 
  • If you face is symmetrical, then you have either an oval or square shaped face. 
  • If your chin is the widest part of your face, then you like have a square shaped face. 

You can also pay attention to the jawline if you are struggling to figure out the shape of your face. A strong jawline is usually coupled with a square shaped face, while a pointed jaw defines a more oval or heart shaped face.

Now that you have determined the face of your shape, you can then choose a pair of glasses that will help complement it. In general, you can use oval frames if you have a heart shaped face, while round frames look best on oval shaped faces. Additionally, aviator style glasses look best on round shaped faces and cat-eye style frames look best on square shaped faces. Knowing this will help you quickly narrow down what frames will work best for you. 

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