Choosing The Right Glasses

How to Find the Right Glasses for You

Choosing new frames for your glasses can sometimes feel overwhelming. It is ideal to go in person. That way you can be certain that you are choosing the right frames for you. But before you go here are a few pointers to make the process go smoothly.

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Determine Your Face Shape to Find the Right Frames

The first step in choosing the right glasses is to try and figure out what your face shape is, as there are some general rules about which frames are most flattering for each shape. If you are having trouble determining what shape your face is try standing in front of a mirror and using a grease pencil or eyeline trace the outline of your face. What shape do you see?

What Shape Fits What Frames Best?

  • The Oval Face: People with oval faces are lucky enough to have a shape that goes well with just about any frame.
  • The Square Face: Oftentimes those with a broad forehead and strong jawline are best suited to frames that will soften their features and elongate the face. Oval frames are a great choice, while rectangular frames with hard angles are best avoided.
  • The Round Face: Round faces can look great in a pair with strong lines, such as rectangular or square frames. Round frames and both overly small ones and oversized frames are usually better avoided.
  • The Heart-Shaped Face: This shape of face is characterized by a broad forehead and cheekbone that tapers to a narrow chin. Cat eyes and rimless lenses both look great with this shape.

Go With Your Style

Remember that it is likely that your face does not strictly fit into a single category of face shape, and while these are general guidelines, they are not hard and fast rules. If you are drawn to a pair give them a try, even if they do not match with what is supposed to compliment your face shape.

Fit Is Important

One reason why it is so critical to buy glasses in person is because of how important the fit is. People's heads come in all shapes and sizes, and not all glasses will fit everyone. It is important that you not only choose the frames that look great, but that feel great as well. 

Call Family Eye Care Today!

At Family Eye Care, we have a team of specialists here to help you choose the right frames. And remember that choosing the right frames is only part of the equation with a new pair of glasses. While the frames will keep you looking great, the lenses are what keep your vision strong. It is also important to visit a qualified optometrist for eye health. Dr. Compton is proud to provide top-quality optometrist services to the resident of Pikeville, KY. Whether you're looking to update your frames, or it's time to schedule a visit to the optometrist schedule an appointment here

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