Choosing the Right Glasses for Your Face Shape

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When you try on glasses and check yourself out in the mirror, you may notice that some pairs look better than others. The frame shape and the shape of your face are two factors to consider when shopping for glasses.

You have a winning combination when your face shape and glasses complement each other, and it is possible to look stylish and improve your vision with the right eyewear. When you’re out to find frames that look best on you, the team at Valley Eye Professionals recommends focusing first on your face shape.

With eyeglasses, style clearly matters

National surveys indicate that most first-time eyeglass wearers think about style more than anything else when selecting frames to wear. It’s only natural to seek out eyewear that looks appealing, perhaps complementing your hair color, eyes, or skin tone.

Some people also look for glasses that match their personality. From whimsical to studious, the right frames can help you feel confident while expressing your personal style. While style is an essential consideration, it’s also important to find glasses that are comfortable and durable.

Determining your face shape

Knowing your face shape can help you select frames that look best on you. If you aren’t sure of your face shape, we have some tips. The best place to start is by determining whether your basic face shape is oval, round, square, or diamond. To do this, you need to learn which parts of your face are short and which are long.

Start by measuring across the widest part of your forehead. Then measure across your cheekbones and jawline and then the length of your face. Once you have the measurements handy, look for the largest measurement out of the four.

People with an oval face shape have a face length greater than the width of their cheekbones. If you have an angular face with forehead, cheekbone, and jawline measurements that are similar, your face shape is square.

Your face shape is round if your cheekbones and face length measurements are similar and are larger than your forehead and jawline measurements. If your jawline and forehead measurements are the same and both are narrower than your cheekbone measurement, you have a diamond-shaped face.

Partnering with a vision specialist is a secret weapon

The secret to getting eyeglasses that look great on you is choosing the right pair of frames with guidance from our optical team. We can help you select frames based on various factors, including the shape of your face. You may also want to consider frames suitable for your hair and eye color, as well as skin tone, style, and personality.

At Valley Eye Professionals, we offer comprehensive eye exams and the highest level of vision care. Let us help you select the perfect eyewear to meet your needs and enhance your look today. Call to schedule an appointment at our Los Angeles office, or request one anytime by using our convenient online web form.

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