How to Choose the Perfect Glasses for Your Face Shape

Deciding on the right glasses for your face shape can be a challenge with only a mirror to guide you. If some information on styles that suit a particular face shape would be helpful, read on!

The team at Focus on Broadway in Leigh-on-Sea are experts when it comes to frames for glasses. They can assess the shape of your face and offer helpful advice on a compatible style of frame. No one’s face is completely round or square or heart-shaped, of course. But certain styles suit certain shapes, and here at Focus on Broadway we want you to look and feel your best. So let’s take a look at the basic guidelines.

What face shape are you?

The first step when choosing frames for prescription glasses is to identify the shape of your face. This is not a precise and accurate science, and largely it’s down to your own judgement.

Use your forehead, cheekbones and jaw line as a basic guide. If these are more angular and equal, you probably have a ‘square’ face. If your face is longer than it is wide, you may have an ‘oval’ face shape. Softer, wider lines could indicate a ’round’ face, and so on.

Another thing to keep in mind is that there are no actual rules about glasses for your face shape. In the end, it’s all about personal preference and individual taste.

Frames for round faces

If your face is round, it’s a good idea to try and balance that with some bold, angular lines. Glasses with rectangular frames will have the effect of sharpening softer facial features. Clean lines and angles will help to give the appearance of a longer, thinner face. Darker coloured frames will also add to the effect you’re looking for.

Frames for square faces

A square face shape will already feature some of those bold, angular lines we’ve been talking about. To soften this effect, curved or rounded glasses with thinner frames can work well. Oval or round frames that are wider near the hinges are a good choice. Adding some retro chic to your look, browline glasses are also effective with this face shape.

Frames for oval faces

An oval face is generally longer than it is wide, with a rounded chin and jaw line. Oval faces are quite versatile, and could give you a wider choice of glasses for your face shape. However, larger and bolder frames are generally a good option, and you can experiment with colour, too. Aviator style and square frames can also be very effective.

Frames for heart-shaped faces

A wider forehead and a more angled chin means you probably have a heart-shaped face. You can balance this shape by choosing frames that are slightly wider than your forehead. Rounded or oval frames are generally a good idea, as they provide contrast to the angles of your face. They’ll also help to draw attention to your eyes.

To find the perfect glasses for your face shape, why not visit us in-store today? Our friendly team are here to help.

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