How to Choose the Right Eyeglasses

What is your face shape?

The shape of your face is possibly the most important factor to consider in choosing the right frames to your face. Although there are many systems to determine your face shape, a simple way to follow is as following:
• Look yourself in a mirror
• Put a point at the outer corners of your eyes.
• Put a point at the edge of your cheek bone.
• Put a point at the edge of your jaw bone.
• As you connect the points together, you will be able to determine if your face shape belongs to one of the five face shapes, round, square, oval, diamond or triangle.
• A round face has curvilinear lines with the width and length in the same proportions and no angles. To make the face appear thinner and longer, try angular narrow eyeglass frames to lengthen the face.
• The oval face is considered to be the ideal shape because of its balanced proportions. To keep the oval's natural balance, look for eyeglass frames that are as wide as the broadest part of the face.
• The triangular face has a narrow forehead that widens at the cheek and chin areas. To add width and emphasize the narrow upper third of the face.
• Inverted triangular face has a very wide top third and small bottom third. To minimize the width of the top of the face, try frames that are wider at the bottom, very light colors and materials, and rimless frame styles.
• A square face has a strong jaw line and a broad forehead, plus the width and length are in the same proportions. To make the square face look longer and soften the angles, try narrow frame styles, frames that have more width than depth and narrow ovals.
• Diamond-shaped faces are narrow at the eye line and jawline, and cheekbones are often high and dramatic. This is the rarest face shape. To highlight the eyes and bring out the cheekbones, try frames that have detailing or distinctive brow lines, or try rimless frames or oval and cat-eye shapes

What is your lens prescription?

Finally, we need to look at your prescription to select a right frame for your face. Do not pick a frame with sharp corners if you carry a high prescription. Likewise, we do not recommend you to select a large frame for a high prescription since it will increase the edge thickness of your lens.