One of the most important aspects of choosing your eye glasses frames is how they will look on your face. You could spend a whole day trying on different frames in your local eye care center to find out how each one looks. Taking a little time beforehand to narrow down your choices will save you a lot of time. A good way to narrow down your search is to know your face shape and eye coloring. This will help you to understand which eye glasses frame colors and styles will look best on your face.

If you don’t already know the shape of your face for your new designer eyewear, there are several resources online to help you find out. Once you know your facial shape, you can choose eye glasses frames that have the look and personality to fit the shape of your face and your lifestyle. Here are some tips to help you find the best style of eye glasses frames to fit your face:

Square Face Shape

Strong, wide, well-defined angles in the forehead, cheeks, and jawline define a square face. Also, the length and width are in proportion to each other. Try more rounded eye glasses frames to help soften your stronger facial features. To help make a square face look longer and help soften the sharper angles, try narrower styles of designer frames that have more width than depth. Narrow ovals are a good choice.

Heart Shaped Faces

A broad forehead and a narrow chin and jawline defines a heart shaped face. Try glasses frames that balance the face out, such as butterfly or cat eye frames. Clean, simple lines are a good look for this face shape. Avoid frames that seem to top heavy, or too wide. Instead, try a rimless designer eyewear frame for a great look.

Oval Face Shapes

Balanced features and a chin slightly narrower than the forehead defines an oval face. Frames that are as wide as (or wider than) the broadest part of the face will keep an oval face shape well balanced. Walnut-shaped frames that are not too deep or too narrow are also a good look for an oval face shape.

Round Face Shapes

A soft, circular shape where the width and length are almost equal defines a round face. For round faces, rectangular eye glasses frames will suit their curvy lines nicely, and make the face appear thinner and longer. You can try angular, narrow eye glasses frames with sharp angles to lengthen the face. A clear bridge will also help to widen your eyes. Frames that are wider than they are long, such as a rectangular shape, help bring out the best features of a curved, round face.

General Tips for Your Eye Glasses Frames

Make sure that the frame properly fits your face size. Too small of frames will prove uncomfortable, and frames that are too large may fall off too easily. The most comfortable set of eyeglass frames for your face will have the frames matching up horizontally with your temples.  The eye glasses should sit just below your eyebrow and comfortably rest on the bridge of your nose.

Also, your designer eyewear should repeat your personal best feature. For example, matching your frame color to your eye color can help bring out your eye color and make it stand out more. You can complement your eyeglass frames to your eyes, lip color, even your outfit, to create the perfect look.

A Good Optometrist for the Best Fit

It is important that your lenses for your prescription eye glasses fit properly in the frame.  Hoff Optometry in Venice will help you sort through their stock to find the perfect designer prescription glasses to fit your face shape. With the help of professionals like Dr. James Hoff, you’ll find the perfect eye glasses for your eyes, your face, and your lifestyle.

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