When your optometrist tells you that you need to start wearing prescription glasses, you might find yourself overwhelmed by all of the frame options available. There are so many shapes, sizes, and colors of frames, it can be hard to make a decision. Even though you might find several frames that you like, you need to make sure you're choosing glasses frames that compliment your face. So check out these tips to help you pick out your new glasses.
Choosing the Right Frame Shape
The right frame shape for you will accentuate your best features and won't make your face appear harsh. For example, if you have a round face, choosing round glasses frames will make your face appear fuller. Instead, you should choose frames that are rectangular and narrow to make your face appear thinner and longer. However, people with square-shaped faces, should avoid glasses frames with harsh angles. Instead, look for frames that are wider than they are deep and have narrow oval shaped lenses. This will help soften the angles in your face.
Choose the Correct Frame Size
When you're choosing glasses frames, you need to make sure you choose frames that are proportionate to your face. If you choose glasses frames that are too narrow for your face, it will exaggerate the width of your face. However, choosing frames that are too wide for your face will make your eyes appear close set. A good rule of thumb to follow when choosing glasses frames is to make sure your eyes are as close to centered in the width of the lenses as possible. That way, you'll know that you aren't choosing frames that are too narrow or too wide.
Choosing the Right Frame Color
When it comes to the color of your glasses, there are several different ways to determine the perfect color for you. If you plan to wear your glasses on a regular basis, you should consider choosing a frame color that compliments your skin tone. If you have a warm skin tone, choose frames in shades of gold, brown, beige, honey, or olive green. You should avoid frames in pastel colors, white, and black, because they aren't flattering for your skin tone. If you have a cool skin tone, avoid any colors that will make you looked washed out. Instead, choose frames in pink, blue, gray, silver, purple, or black.
Ultimately, the color, size, and shape of the glasses frames that you choose is up to you. You will be wearing your prescription glasses, so you need to be happy with the way the glasses look. If you aren't sure which frames look best on you, take a friend with you to the glasses shop or ask the office staff to help you decide.