Choosing Eyeglass FramesChoosing eyeglass frames is important if you want to look your best and get the most out of your glasses. Yet you’ll be faced with a huge selection, and may worry that you’ll make the wrong choice. Here are some simple tips for choosing the perfect pair and using that enormous range of choices to your best advantage!

Consider Multiple Uses

Choose one pair for everyday use at work, running errands, and leisure activities. Choose a second set of frames that you’ll use for sunglasses.

Why? Well, if you like to “play it safe” when choosing a pair for work, but deep down would love to play with a trendier look for casual days outside, this is the perfect solution. Having a second pair for use as sunglasses allows some room to play with funkier styles that you might not feel comfortable wearing to the office.

Take Your Prescription into Account

Depending on your prescription, you may end up requiring a frame that can accommodate a very thick, or even a thin, set of lenses. Many people like to camouflage thick lenses with a stylish, thick frame that hides the lens edge completely, even from a side view.

Look at the Shape of Your Face When Choosing Eyeglass Frames

If you have an oval face, you can get away with wearing almost any frame design, so consider yourself lucky if you have this type of face. That being said, most people prefer a set of frames that are at least as wide as the widest part of the face.

Round faces look best in narrow, angular frames that help to lengthen their face, balancing the features.

If you have a strong, rectangular shape to your face, look for frames that are a bit on the large end of the spectrum, and with a square shape to lend balance.

A square face will look great in a pair of wide, narrow frames, especially oval or round frames; aim to find frames where the width of each lens will be larger than its height.

Triangular faces have a broad forehead that tapers to a narrow chin. If this describes your face, try to find frames that are wider at the bottom to add balance. Look for pale colors, lightweight materials, or even a rimless frame.

Think About Your Coloring

To choose the perfect set of frames for your face, you have to take into account your coloring. Your coloring includes your complexion (pale, medium toned, darker skinned, etc.), your hair color, and even your eye color!

Pale skin and blond hair could be overwhelmed by a set of bulky, dark frames. If this describes you, a lighter color for your frames – or even metal frames – will help avoid having your frames overwhelm your features. On the other hand, darker toned hair and skin often look great combined with a more dramatic look.

Choose Eyeglass Frames to Complement Your Features and Lifestyle

As long as you take into account your features, including the shape of your face and your coloring, you’ll easily find a set of frames that looks great on you. Take into consideration your lifestyle, too, and be sure that whatever you’re wearing won’t look out of place wherever you wear it. After that, buy your frames and enjoy them – they’re going to be a signature part of your look from here on out!