Choosing a new pair of eyeglasses can be daunting if you don’t know what to look for. Face shape and coloring are two factors to keep in mind, but sometimes that isn’t enough. By taking a closer look at your facial features, you can select the best fitting frames for your face.
“The great thing about eyeglasses is that there is a frame that can work with any type of facial feature, from a broad forehead to a long nose to high cheekbones,” said Deborah Lochli-McGrath, optician and spokesperson for The Vision Council. “Finding the perfect fit of eyewear is achievable, if you know what to look for.”
Having trouble finding eyewear that works right for you? Check out these fool proof tips from The Vision Council to help you find easy solutions for your facial fitting worries:
*To shorten a face, try mid- or low-temples; or a low bridge
*To lengthen a profile, try high or mid-height temples; a high bridge; or rimless frames
*To shorten a long nose, try frames with a low or colored bridge
*To lengthen a short nose, try a keyhole bridge or a high or clear bridge
*To narrow and lengthen a wide nose, try a clear or metal bridge that sits close to the nose
*To shorten a high forehead, try mid or low temples
*To widen close-set eyes, try a clear bridge or colored temples
*To narrow wide-set eyes, try a dark-colored bridge
In addition to solving these common facial features woes, always remember these key things when selecting eyewear: frames should contrast with your face shape, frame size should be in scale with your face size and eyewear should balance personal proportion.
Source: The Vision Council