Choosing Glasses for Oval-Shaped Faces
If you’re shopping for new glasses, you know that there are an overwhelming number of frame choices. Going to an eye care professional is the easiest way to find the best frames for your face. As trained professionals, they can help you find the frames that will be most flattering for your face shape. In fact there are some key concepts your eye care professional will use to help narrow down your potential new frames from 100’s to a much more manageable collection of frames that will fit your face. You can prepare yourself for the experience by understanding what professionals look for when helping you find a new pair of frames.
How Are Frames Measured?
Eyeglasses are measured in about 7 to 8 different dimensions, and each of those dimensions can have a dramatic effect on how the frames selected to try on looks on your face. The most common way of measuring a frame, as you might imagine, is to use height and width. However, there are other measurements that also dictate how a pair of frames will look on your face. For example, the distance between the two eyewires (called the bridge) or the distance between the center of the lenses from one lens in the frame to other lens in a frame will also factor into what they look like when you’re wearing the frames, just to name a couple
But aside from measurements, the shape and color of the frame play a big role in determining how a pair of glasses will look on you. If you have an oval-shaped face, do you know how to choose glasses that are ideal for your face?
How to Pick the Best Frames for Oval Faces
Oval faces are generally well balanced, with neither an overly strong forehead nor an overly strong jawline. That said, people with oval-faced shapes are lucky to be able to wear a variety of frame shapes.
Popular choices, however, are square and rectangular frames, as they offset the curves of an oval face with their angular shape. Other shapes are also commonly worn, but it’s important to keep in mind that the frames should be in proportion to one’s face—too small or too large and the natural balance of the face is thrown off.
Some women choose a subtle cat-eye frame, since the angles of this shape add visual interest and an uplifting element to an oval-shaped face.
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