Different Glasses for Different Face Shapes

Wearing glasses by far is the most popular way to correct refraction problems, but people who find wearing glasses difficult and disorienting opt to have Lasik surgery from a well-known and trusted laser eye surgery centre, such as Optical Express. Lasik surgery is quick, painless and corrects the vision nearly instantaneously. However, many people are still not aware of the advantages of Lasik surgery that’s why wearing glasses remains popular.

Glasses can be regarded as topmost personal accessory. Now that many companies introduce stylish and innovative glasses, it becomes a fashion statement. When looking for glasses, people consider not just the style but also the design that will complement their face shape.

How to get the face shape? If you do not know your face shape, pull your hair back then outline your face with a soft eyebrow pencil or lip liner.  What shape do you see; oval, heart, round, square or oblong? What do you think is the design and style of glasses that will look good on you?

Below are the different glasses for different face shapes that can serve as guide when looking for perfect glasses.

face shapes

A person with oval-shaped face is lucky as oval shape is considered ideal. Because of its almost perfect alignment, just about any style of eyeglasses will be flattering.

Heart (wide forehead and narrow chin)
Aviators and dark framed is not recommended as it will enhance the width of the forehead.  Softly curved wraparounds with twisted side detail would be perfect because it won’t draw attention to the forehead.

Dark-colored rectangular styles with straight or angular lines will contrast the round-shaped face by making the face look slim. Avoid round frames with designs and/or embellishments because it will make the face look wider.

Square (wide forehead and jaw lines with strong angles)
Round frames, circular lenses, narrow oval or frames with more width than depth will soften the face’s angularity.

Oblong (long face with long lines along the cheek)
Wider square frame is a good counterpoint to oblong-shaped face. This will make the face appear shorter.

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13 thoughts on “Different Glasses for Different Face Shapes

  1. there is really an ideal shape of glasses according to face shop, however, not most of us knows, this post is a great info. nice one sis 🙂

  2. Some people don’t want to wear glasses because the conventional style isn’t that appealing, aesthetically speaking. However, there’s a need to wear one especially if your eye doctor requires you to wear. Thank god for this post!

  3. I think I need glasses but I can’t seem to find out what kind of or what shape of lenses should I buy for my face. Good thing you posted this one

  4. I never knew there are different shapes and size of eyeglasses until now. This will be the basis of a great and perfect eye wear for everyone.

  5. when i choose a glasses, i always bring my wife, and i ask her if she likes how it look on me. i will take this in consideration, just in case. Yahweh bless.

  6. I’ve been wearing glasses since forever but up until now I am not sure on what shape my face has. All I do is to try the glasses and see if it will fit me just fine, LOL! Anyway, thank you for this one and I might study my face and have this as my guide.

  7. I would somehow like to wear glasses, with red rims – for geeky look purposes. 😀 Had just gone to our eye-doctor and my eyes are 20/20. 🙂 great tips there!

  8. Good thing i picked the right glasses for my round face. I wonder if the eyeglass from the Oval shaped face looks good on me. It reminds me of Lisa Loeb glasses.

  9. Now I know what type of sunglasses fits for me. Thank you for sharing this information it is very helpful just like this one that I recently read about the reasons why we should we wear sunglasses. Here’s the link I hope it can help other readers that just what it did to me uniquevision.ph/2014/06/5-reasons-start-wearing-sunglasses.

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