Looking for the best eyeglasses for your face? That’s no easy task. With the thousands of choices available these days, it can be quite overwhelming figuring out the best ones. The last thing you should settle for is pre-made eyeglasses that don’t go with your face.
Ill-fitting glasses are not only uncomfortable but they also cause unnecessary strain and headaches that can affect your vision further. So how do you fish out the best eyeglasses from the ocean of options out there? Check out these tips to make it easier:
Frames Styles to Complement Your Face-Cut
There are a few basic face shapes. Frames are designed with face shapes and skin tones in mind. Pull your hair away from your face to study the contours of your face before you head out to buy. Determine whether your face shape is oval, round, heart-shaped, triangular, square, diamond-shaped or oblong.
- Wide frames are perfect for oval faces.
- Heart-shaped faces are well-suited for frames that are wide on top and narrow at the bottom.
- Rimless frames are great for a lightweight look and feel.
- Oblong faces are long like an oval but have a wide, straight cheek-line. To balance out the length, smaller frames with more depth than width are best. Those with decorative frames balance out the width of the face.
- A strong jawline with a broad forehead is what is called a square face. Narrow frames soften the sharp angles and edges.
- Diamond face shapes are narrow at the top, broad and high at the cheeks and narrow at the bottom. They are not very commonly found. Frames that widen the top of the face are best suited for this type such as cat-eye shapes and oval frames.
- Round faces need frames that make it look narrower and more elongated to balance out the roundness. Angular frames lengthen a round face.
- Triangular faces are narrow at the forehead and wide at the chin. Dark coloured frames that take attention to the top of the face are better suited for triangular faces.
Frame Colours to Suit Your Skin Tone, Eyes and Hair
Good eyeglass frames need to compliment your skin tone, eye and hair colour. Skin tones primarily fall into two categories – “cool” and “warm” tones. Cool tones are lighter with blue or pink undertones. Olive skin falls in the category of cool tones since it has a blend of blue and yellow. Warm complexions have a yellow or brown cast.
Eye colours have many variations. “Cool” colours are those that fall between blue, violet and green. Brown, hazel to black are all categorized under “warm” colours. Similarly, hair colours also fall into two categories. Shades from blonde to brown and black, are all “warm” colours, whereas strawberry blonde, blue-black, platinum, auburn, white and ash brown are all “cool” colours.
Look for frame colours that complement “warm” and “cool” tones. Frame colours for warm tones are camel, gold, copper, peach, orange, off-white, flame-red and coral. Frames for cool tones are silver, blue, black, deep brown, blue-grey, plum, deep green, purple and magenta.
Glasses reflect your personality. At Orangeville Optometric Centre, we have an impressive collection of glasses to complement your unique personality and style. From modern to traditional favourites, we offer a variety of durable materials, colours and finishes for everyone of all age-groups and eye conditions. Order online or consult our helpful staff to pick the perfect frames that will make you look and feel your best.