Skip to main content
Choosing the perfect eyeglass frames can be much harder than you think, as there are several factors to consider. Style, shape, color, and material all play important roles, but determining your face shape is the key to making the right decision.
Most people fall into four face shape categories: heart, round, square, and oval. Let’s break down each face shape to learn which frames will suit you best.
Heart-Shaped Faces
Heart-shaped faces resemble the shape of heart in that the widest part of the face is at the top and the narrowest part is at the bottom. Characteristics to look for include a wide forehead, high cheekbones, and a narrow/pointed chin.
The best frame shapes for heart-shaped faces include rectangle, round, oval, wayfarer, aviator, and square. Styles you’ll want to stay away from include embellished, top heavy, and wide top frames.
Round-Shaped Faces
Just like the name sounds, round-shaped faces are circular, full, and without strong lines and angles. Round-shaped faces will have a wide forehead, full cheeks, and a rounded chin.
Round-shaped faces can pull off several styles including rectangle, square, cat-eye, wayfarer, aviator, and wrap/shield frames. It’s best to stay away from round or over-sized frames.
Square-Shaped Faces
Square-shaped faces typically have strong jawlines and facial features defined by strong angles. Square-shape face features include a wide forehead, broad cheeks, and a boxy jawline.
Rectangle, square, cat-eye, wayfarer, aviator, and wrap/shield frames are the most flattering frames for square-shaped faces; while boxy, oval, and heavy brow frames should be avoided.
Oval-Shaped Faces
Oval-shaped faces are very balanced and create the ideal shape for most frames. Oval-shaped faces have a narrow forehead, high cheek bones, and a narrow chin.
Recommended frame styles for oval-shaped faces include rectangle, round, square, cat-eye, wayfarer, and aviator. Over-sized frames are the only style oval faces should shy away from.
Once you’ve identified your face shape, play around with the recommended styles in different colors and materials. When you plan to choose your frames at our office, we recommend bringing a family member or friend to provide feedback when you try frames on. And trust your gut. Only you can exude the confidence to rock the frames you love!


Popular posts from this blog

Is Eye Twitching Serious? If you’ve ever been short on sleep or greatly-stressed, you might have also experienced repetitive, uncontrollable eye spasms known as blepharospasm, or eye twitching. While it can be annoying, eye twitching is usually fairly painless and harmless, indicating nothing more than increased fatigue, stress, or caffeine intake. Once these issues are resolved, the eye twitching usually disappears. In rarer cases, eye twitching will become chronic, affecting the individual’s quality of life or progressing to the point of severe vision impairment.
If an eye twitch doesn’t resolve itself within a few days, or your eye twitch is strong enough to close the entire eye or affect other areas of your face, you should make an appointment to be seen at our office to determine the underlying cause and begin any possible treatments.
Do contact lenses bother your eyes? It’s not uncommon for people to complain that their contact lenses are uncomfortable. But whether you wear them every day or just occasionally, you shouldn’t feel discomfort or irritation when you wear your contact lenses. Let’s review some things you can do to ensure a great experience with your contact lenses every time you wear them. Replace your lenses on schedule.
You should replace your lenses as often as suggested, even if you don’t wear them every day. Wearing lenses beyond their recommended use is a common reason for eye irritation, and it also increases your risk of developing serious eye infections. Clean your lenses well.
There are several different systems for keeping your lenses clean. Many people use a multipurpose solution for cleaning, rinsing, disinfecting, and storing their contact lenses each day. While some solutions are marketed as “no-rub” solutions, we still find that rubbing your contacts thoroughly during the cleaning process in…
Theatrical Contacts: Safe or Not? If you’re looking to add an extra touch of flair to your Halloween costume, you may be considering special-effects contact lenses. There are all kinds of fun options these days, from red and black lenses (to get the “undead” look) to black slit pupil lenses (for that extra feline touch).

But the question is, are theatrical contacts safe? Alarmingly, larger (supposedly) reputable companies are now selling special-effects contacts. Some online companies even claim their theatrical contacts are FDA-approved. However, this is NOT the case.

Theatrical contacts can be perfectly safe, but purchasing them online without a prescription is an invitation for eye problems. They may be expired or unsterile. Whether you have perfect vision or not, you need to get a prescription from your friendly neighborhood eye doctor to ensure you’re getting your contacts legally and safely. Any online retailer that does not require a prescription is not being held to the same safe…