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How to Use Your Frames To Look Your Best

Wear glasses? Then you know what a difference they can make to your face and the way you look!

At first, some of our friends might even have trouble recognizing us without our glasses. Because the frames we choose have such a big effect on our appearance, it’s crucial to consider how they’ll make us look when we select them.

The Shape Of Your Face

The shape of your face is a major factor in determining which glasses shape is most flattering. There tend to be four general face shapes:

  • Round faces are defined by full cheeks and rounded hair and jawlines. Round faces tend to be about as wide as they are long.
  • Oval faces are similar to round faces but are longer and not so wide.
  • “Heart-shaped” faces have wide cheeks and forehead but a narrow chin. They may be further emphasized by a widow’s peak hairline.
  • Square faces feature a strong jawline and forehead. They are about the same width and length.

If you don’t know what your face shape is, an easy way to tell is to look in the mirror, close one eye, and draw the outline of your face on the mirror with a washable marker. The shape you draw should resemble one of the main four shapes more than the others. But if you still aren’t sure, we can help you determine your face shape the next time we see you.

What To Consider When Choosing Your Frames

The key when choosing flattering frames is to look for shapes that will balance out your face shape. Round glasses on a round face will only emphasize the roundness, but a pair of rectangular frames will create a better effect. Inversely, round frames on a square face will help soften out the angles of the face.

Apart from shape, though, you also want to think about size. Even if they’re a good shape, glasses that are too small or too large still won’t be flattering. If your face is on the smaller side, stick with smaller glasses, and if your face is larger, you’ll look great in bigger glasses. This is something to think about as we get older, too. Kid glasses don’t look good on teens, and our old high school glasses won’t look as good as we age!

Don’t Forget About Style!

Once you’ve taken size and shape into account, it’s time to think about your personal flair. That’s why we offer a wide variety of colors, materials, and patterns for you to choose from at our practice! If you need help choosing the perfect frames for you, just stop by and we can give you our recommendations.

We can’t wait to see how you look in your new glasses!

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.