Selecting the right frame is a big deal!
There are so many frames on display and perhaps you can’t even see well when you’re trying them on. You can even buy eyeglasses online – but since you can’t try them on first, this usually doesn’t work out. So, where do you start?
First things first…..
First off, before you try on a frame, you need to know the shape of your face. Once this is known, you want a frame that CONTRASTS the shape of your face. People make the mistake of putting round frames on a round face, or very angular frames on an angular face. Contrasting the shape is the way to go.
Rectangular – Since this face is longer, like an oval, but more angular, you want to balance the shape of the face with a frame that adds width. This can be accomplished by a slightly wider frame, heavier temples, or adorment on the temples of the frame.
Breaking the “rules”….
It’s OK to break the “rules” of face shape and frame selection. Sometimes, you want your glasses to blend in, sometimes you want to show them off like jewelry. It’s OK to have fun with your eyeglasses! Also, when it comes to sunglasses, relax a bit on the rules. Sunglasses are often larger and the shapes are exaggerated. Since they may be heavier than your “dress” eyeglasses, just be sure they fit the bridge of your nose well so they won’t slip.
Ask your optician to help you with frame selection. Look at the eyewear on you while standing in front of a full lenght mirror so you can see the total look.
Enjoy your eyeglasses!