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Tips for Choosing your New Eye Frames

Updated: Oct 19, 2022

When you need a new pair of eyeglasses, the choices can be overwhelming. How do you know which style will look best on you? And how can you be sure that the frames you choose will be comfortable and keep your eyes healthy?

Here we will be giving you some tips for choosing the perfect eye frames for you. So without further ado, let's get started!

Consider the Shape of your Face

To choose new frames, the shape of your face is probably the most crucial factor to consider. Specific frame shapes will look better on certain face shapes and vice versa. Here are some tips on selecting frames for your face shape: If you have a round face, try angular or rectangular frames. It will help to slim your face and make it appear more oval-shaped.

If you have a square face, try softer, more curved frames. This will help soften your face’s angles and make it appear more feminine.

If you have a triangular face, try wider frames at the top. It will help balance out your features and make your appearance more proportionate.

If you have an oval face, virtually any frame shape will work for you since your face is considered the perfect shape.

Determine how Much Coverage you Want from your Glasses

When choosing your new eyeglasses, the second thing you need to determine is how much coverage you want from your glasses. Do you want something that covers your whole eye, or just a little bit of your eye? Once you know this, you can start looking for glasses that fit your needs.

Find Frames that Match your Lifestyle and Personality

Choose frames that fit your style and character. For instance, people with more casual lifestyles may choose an aviator or rectangular frame. In contrast, those with more formal or business-oriented lifestyles may want to choose a collarless frame.

If you're considering wearing glasses less often, mainly for "dress up" occasions, then try coloring or patterned frames that are mostly seen on younger people. Alternatively, try a simple black frame if you look for something more conservative that will work well with almost any outfit.

Ensure that they Fit Well on your Face

To find frames that fit well, you'll need to try them on and move around a bit. Make sure they don't pinch your temples or rest too heavily on your nose. Frames that are too tight or too loose can be uncomfortable and may not look flattering. You should also see clearly out of the lenses without adjusting them constantly.

Don't Forget to Consider the Color

When choosing new frames, many people forget to consider the color. The color of your frames can affect your appearance in several ways, so it's essential to choose wisely. Below are a couple of guidelines to help you pick the right color for your new frames:

  • Consider your skin tone.

  • Consider the color of your eyes.

  • Consider the color of your hair.

  • Choose a color that will complement your features.

  • Experiment with different colors and see what looks best on you.

Ask an Optician for Help with all These Decisions

How do you know which frame will look good on you? The thing you can do is ask an optician for help. They will recommend frames that will look good on your face shape and skin tone. They will also help you pick out the right size and shape for your lenses.

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