Finding the perfect pair of eye glass frames for many people tends to be more of a hassle then it needs to be. While trying on every pair in the store could be one method, matching your facial features to the frames is another method. Independent Eye Care hopes to help you find the perfect glasses for your personality, style and facial features. Let’s look at some of the shapes to consider when choosing your frames.
Things to consider include the shape of your face as well as the size of your face. For example, petite faces should choose smaller frames that do not overwhelm the person. In contrast a wider face can handle a large frame. The shape is also important to choosing your frame options. The frame shape should contrast with your face shape.
Oval Faces – An oval face is considered to be the ideal shape because of its balanced proportions. If you have an oval shaped face you may want to consider frames are wider than the broadest part of the face and are geometric in shape.
Round Faces – Eyeglass frames that are square or rectangular tend to be wider than a round face. This quality can enhance your face by making it appear slimmer and longer, adding balance to your round features.
Heart Shaped Faces – Frames that balance the width of the forehead with the narrowness of the chin are ideal. Glasses with low-set temples and bottom heavy frame lines will add width to that narrower part of your face. Round glasses or square eyeglasses with curved edges will draw attention away from a broad, high forehead.
Square Faces – A square face has a strong jaw line and a broad forehead, plus the width and length are in the same proportions. To make a square face look longer and to soften the angles, try narrow frame styles, frames that have more width than depth, and narrow ovals.