How To Select The Right Glasses For Your Face


Do you need a pair of glasses? Maybe it's your first pair and you are feeling a bit apprehensive about the type of glasses that you should choose. Choosing the right glasses becomes easier when you know what you should be looking for. Here are some tips that will help you.

The Shape of Your Face is Important

The number one secret to selecting the right pair of glasses is determining the shape of your face. You may be wondering how you can find the shape of your face. You can do this by looking in a mirror and using a dry erase marker to outline your face. There are at least six shapes that your face can have. They are as follows:

  • Oval
  • Diamond
  • Round
  • Rectangle
  • Heart-shaped
  • Long

Just about any style of glasses will look good on an oval face. If you have a heart-shaped face choose glasses that are thicker at the top. This will take the focus off your small chin. Diamond-shaped, round, and long faces look good in round frames. Rectangular faces look great in oval-shaped glasses.

Choose Colors that Fit Your Skin Tone

You probably have a few ideas about the colors that you look great in already. This is a good foundation to build on when it comes to choosing the color of your glasses. If you have a cool skin tone then gray, black, or blue will look great on you. If you have a warm skin tone then you will look, good in, pink, red, and brown. However, feel free to step out of your comfort zone and try many colors. In the end, it's all about your personality.

Your Lifestyle Should Impact your Selection

If you work in an industry where you are physically active such as construction, your glasses should be more sturdy and durable than someone who works in an office. The most important consideration is whether or not the glasses fit firmly on the bridge of your nose. If they don't then you should select another pair.

If you are about to select a pair of glasses you must get one that not only makes seeing easier but also looks great on you. The best way to do this is to select the right shape for your face, skin tone, and lifestyle. Use the tips above, as well as visit an eye care center to assist you with making the right decision.      


28 April 2020

protecting your vision as you age

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