Need help finding the best eyeglasses for your face shape? Eye Plus has you covered. When it comes to eyewear, there are a few general rules to consider when choosing a frame to ensure you find the best fitting, functional, and stylish pair of eyeglasses. To find the best frame for your face, you will need to determine your face size and shape and then match that shape to a style of eyeglasses that compliment your facial features. Read on and check our guide below to discover which frame may work best for your face.
The rules in this guide are merely suggestions. When it comes to style, there are no rules. It’s all about attitude. If you've fallen in love with a frame, always go with your instincts. After all, eyeglasses are a great way to express your personal style and unique taste!
What is My Face Shape?
Whatever face shape you have, there’s a pair of eyeglasses made just for you. You likely have one of the following shapes: oval, round, square, heart, diamond, or triangle. So, how do you determine your face shape? Stand in front of a mirror and peek at your lovely facial features. Which one best describes you?
Oval: The luckiest shape of all, almost every frame looks awesome on this face. Oval faces are symmetrical with balanced features, slightly wider cheekbones, and a narrow chin. From sports and designer frames to colourful and funky textures, the possibilities are endless.
Round: Rounded faces have fewer angles, soft curves, smooth lines, and a circular appearance that is roughly the same width from the jaw through to the brow. When selecting a pair of eyeglasses, this shape best suits styles that add contrast and balance to the face’s natural curves, such as angular, rectangular, and wrap frames and aviator-shaped eyeglasses.
Square: Characterized by bold features, square-shaped faces generally have the same length and width across the face with a broad forehead and strong jawline. The best eyeglasses for square-shaped faces are narrow frames with round, oval or circular curves.
Heart: Heart-shaped faces are most narrow in the chin and widest at the temples with high cheekbones. Look for frames that are wide at the top with angular features, bottom-heavy with low-set temples, and feature decorative accents such as cat-eye silhouettes.
Diamond: The diamond face is the widest at the cheekbones and features a narrow jawline and forehead. The best look for this face shape is eyeglasses with soft edges and curves that aren’t oversized. Look for rimless or oval-shaped frames, angular lines, and top-heavy styles.
Triangle: This face shape is most narrow at the forehead and widest at the cheekbones. Maximize your features by selecting eyeglasses with semi-rimless or rimless frames that are wider than the forehead and have round lenses that contrast your angular jaw.
Ready for New Eyewear?
At Eye Plus Optometry + Optical, centrally located in Nanaimo, BC, our opticians are experts in helping people find the perfect eyeglasses that complement their face, needs, and style. With a wide selection of modern eyewear available from top brands such as Ahlem, Moscot, Article One, Raen and Kaleos, we have every style, shape, and colour to explore. Have questions? Get in touch with our opticians and contact us today.