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Choose The Right Glasses For Your Face

When it’s time to buy new glasses, you always want to make sure you get the shape right. With multiple styles and designs to choose from, knowing what suits you best will help bring out your unique facial features.

Many people change their eyeglasses so rarely because of the expected cost in most retail locations. Another reason is that lens manufacturers’ feature products can sometimes even break the thousand-dollar barrier. It’s no wonder people try to get the most wear out of each pair of glasses they buy. 

In order to be able to choose properly, you need to first identify your facial features. There are around 5 main categories of face shapes:

  • Square 
  • Round
  • Heart
  • Triangular
  • Oval

To accurately assess your own facial structure keep reading, but remember that this is just a guide, not a rulebook. If you like the look of a specific frame on yourself, own it. Making your own rules can be a fun and expressive way to show off your individual spirit and personality. 

  • Round and oval glasses usually complement square faces.
  • Angular shaped frames help bring out the features on a round face.
  • Modified wayfarer frames look best with heart-shaped faces.
  • D-frames, aviators, and cat-eye glasses look best with triangular faces.
  • Square or rectangular frames best compliment oval faces.

However, if you’re looking for help to achieve a classically good looking pair of glasses for your face shape here’s the reality about face shapes: almost nobody has a perfect heart, circle, square, or any other defined category face. 

Most faces are a combination of a few different shapes such as angular features, rounded chins, tapered jaws, tall foreheads and more.

Trying to choose just one stock image out of a lineup can sometimes feel impossible. It is recommended to choose the shape that looks the most like yours, even if your forehead is a little wider than the usual inverted triangle or if your chin is slightly more pointed than the typical oval shape. These are all simple guidelines to help you determine how to balance and compliment your features, and are not unbreakable rules.

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