Getting a new set of eyeglasses in Cape Cod is exciting, but it can also be a bit stressful unless you come prepared with some basic knowledge that will help you find the right frame shape for your face. Much like the hairstyles we choose to wear, our glasses also look best when paired with the right face and head shape. Similarly, just as we choose a hairstyle to fit our lifestyle and aesthetic sensibilities, we also select our glasses to represent who we are and how we approach life.
To make choosing new glasses an enjoyable experience, here are a few simple ways your face shape may impact your search for new eyeglasses in Cape Cod.
Round face shape
Having a round face means having a fuller forehead and cheeks, and since a round face is well balanced, you will have a more rounded chin than other face shapes. Generally speaking, people with a rounded face look best in frames with strong details that accent and draw attention to their eyes. An eyeglass frame that is wide rather than tall will also fit a round face better. Because round faces are generally more compact, selecting a frame with nose pads will keep the glasses from always resting on your cheeks. Stylish acrylic frames or more classic frames like the “clubmaster” style are worth checking out.
Square face shape
Square faces have sharper features than other face shapes, and their jaw lines and foreheads are prominent features. Those with a square shaped face should look for frames with upswept corners, but they can also fall back on the classics, such as round wire frames or more modern rimless frames. Men often have square faces because of their more prominent jaw lines, but women can also have accentuated jaw lines.
Oval face shape
Oval faces are categorized as one of the more balanced faces. Because of their proportional foreheads and chins and high cheekbones, oval faces can wear more prominent frames. This means bright colors and bold shapes are on the table! However, be careful to pick a frame that maintains your facial balance and does not draw too much attention to your upper face. Oval faces are often considered the most versatile when it comes to hairstyles as well as eyeglass designs—take advantage of your oval face, if you have one!
Heart face shape
Much like the oval face shape, the heart shaped face has a narrow jaw line. The upper portion of the face is much wider than the lower face, and cheekbones are generally high. Try a frame that is wider than your forehead, one balanced toward the lower portion of the frame. This will help to balance out the rest of your face.
For help with picking out the right pair of eyeglasses in Cape Cod for your face shape, contact Bayview Optometrics for a consultation today. We specialize in assisting our clients with all of their vision needs, and our staff can help you find the perfect frame fit for your face and lifestyle.