The Best Glasses for Your Face Shape


The Best Glasses for Your Face Shape

If you have shopped for glasses before, you might wonder why some types look better on the rack than on you. This can have to do with your face shape. Some types of glasses work better with certain types of faces. Knowing your face shape will help you choose the best glasses.

Oval Face

This is considered the ideal face shape because it has balanced proportions. Your eyeglasses should maintain the natural balance of your face. Try to find glasses that are at least as wide as the widest part of your face. One great choice is walnut-shaped frames.

Heart-shaped Face

If your face is heart-shaped, the top is wider than the bottom portion. Your eyeglasses should reduce the width of the top of your face. To do this, choose glasses that are wider at the bottom than the top. Another good choice is light-colored, thin frames. This light, airy appearance can reduce any heaviness in your face.

Oblong Face Shape

An oblong face has a long cheek line that is longer than its width. To make your face look more balanced, look for glasses that are deeper than they are wide. You can also add width to your face by looking for decorative frames.

Square Face Shape

If your face is square-shaped, it may have a strong jaw or a broad forehead. The length and width of your face have the same proportions if it is a square. The best type of glasses will soften your face shape. You can try frames that are narrower and have more width than depth. To add a softness to your face, you can try ovals.

Diamond Face Shape

A diamond face is narrower at the forehead and jaw. The cheekbones are often high and more dramatic. While this is the rarest face shape, you can soften your cheekbones and highlight your eyes with the right shape of glasses. Use detailed or distinctive frames to do this. You can also choose a cat-eye shape or rimless glasses.

Round Face

If you have a round face, it has curved lines and the length and width are approximately equal. The best type of glasses will make your face appear longer and thinner. Using narrow, angular glasses can lengthen your face and give it a more structured look. You can also benefit from glasses that have clear bridges. Frames with clear bridges can also be good choices for you.

Choosing the Best Glasses

Glasses are functional, but they should also make you look and feel great. Your face shape plays a large role in how good a certain type of glasses will look. Knowing your face shape can help you make the right decision on the type of glasses to choose.

If you would like to learn more about choosing the right glasses for your face shape, or if you would like an appointment to choose the best glasses, please contact the expert staff at the Centennial Family Eyecare offices in Las Vegas, NV, at (702) 941-7800 today.

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