Picking the Right Glasses for Your Face Shape

Posted on: November 07, 2016 | Uncategorized

Shopping for glasses can be frustrating if you don’t know what will look best on you. We see people all the time who are allowing their glasses to wear them, not them wearing their glasses. You need something that will bring out your eyes and facial features instead of hiding them. So how does a clueless glasses shopper achieve the nirvana of eyewear? Take a look at our breakdown of the best eyeglass styles.

Round Face Shape

A round face shape can be categorized as someone with no facial angles. The length of the face is the same measurement as the width of the face. This face shape is usually marked by a rounded chin and full cheeks. To offset this non-angular shape, you want to pick a frame with geometric interest. Anything angular, upswept, or rectangular are good choices. It is suggested that a round face should stay away from round frames and short frames that will add more roundness to the face.

Oval Face Shape

Oval faces are considered to be the most symmetrical. A smaller chin and high cheek bones are the indications of this particular face shape. Oval faces are lucky because people with this face shape can pull off nearly any frame. Geometric shapes, such as rectangles and squares, are a safe pick for those with an oval face because they highlight the balances in the face. However, the one rule ovals need to be weary of is picking a pair of glasses that are too large for the face. Large glasses throw the balance of the face off, which isn’t a flattering look.pexels-photo-58021-medium

Square Face Shape

Unlike the first two face shapes, this one is urged to stay away from angular frames. Square faces are considered a very strong, angled face with a strongly defined jawline. These factors combined with an equal width and height gives a square appearance. To balance out this face shape, round and oval frames are recommended. The soft curves of the frames gives a short, square face a longer look. If the face is too angular, it is recommended to pick a bright colored frame that will offset the harsh facial lines.

Heart Face Shape

Those with a heart shaped face will have a broader forehead and a narrow chin. This face shape can be long or short. It is suggested that heart shaped faces pick glasses with a thicker framed bottom to balance out the smaller jaw and chin. Cat eye glasses are a no-no for this shape because it draws the eyes toward the fullest part of the face, flaunting the facial imbalance. An oval lens will balance out the lower part of the face by de-emphasizing the jaw area

If you’re not sure which face shape you have, check with your Houston eye surgeon. He or she should be able to guide you toward the correct lens shape for your face. When all else fails, Houston LASIK eye surgery is another option to fix declining vision. For more information on the LASIK cost in Houston, give our office a call 713- 776- 3937.