Choosing the right glasses can seem daunting, especially with so many styles and shapes available. Whether you’re picking out your first pair or looking to update your current glasses, this guide aims to help you make the right choice.
We’ll help you determine your face shape and choose frames that not only compliment your features but also elevate your overall style, ensuring you feel confident in your selection.
What to Consider When Choosing Glasses
When it comes to choosing glasses, you need to take into account your face shape, prescription strength, frame material, lens coatings, and lifestyle requirements.
Consider also the colour and style that best complements your features, the durability of the frames, and your budget.
Think about whether you need glasses for specific activities, like sports or computer work, and the frequency of wear.
Here are a few tips to help you make your decision:
Before choosing your glasses, you will need to have an accurate prescription. Different eye problems require specific types of lenses which will influence the type of frame you need. Gibson Eyewear offers a variety of frames to suit these needs, ensuring both function and aesthetics are addressed.
You will need to assess your face shape to determine what type of frame best suits you and which shapes you like the best. Ask yourself whether you want a big, bold, colourful frame or a discreet wire one. And, what type will go with the type of lenses you have?
Price is a significant factor. Do you have a budget? How often will you be wearing your glasses? These are things you should consider before making your choice. If you frequently misplace them, opting for lower-cost options might be wiser.
Glasses reflect your personality, so choose colours and styles that complement your hair, eye colour, and skin tone. Opt for shapes that enhance your facial features and reflect your individuality, while also ensuring comfort and practicality for everyday wear.
Lifestyle should influence your choice too. If you lead a busy life, you’ll need frames that are durable and can withstand daily wear and tear.
How To Choose Glasses That Suit Your Face Shape
First of all, you need to determine your face shape. You can find help with this by using a face shape app or consulting a face shape chart.
When you’ve figured out what face shape you are, you can have some fun choosing your frames.
Remember, this is just a guide. We all have a unique face shape and it’s best to try out different styles to find what works best for you.
Those With An Oval Face
Oval faces are the most common face shape. Most frames suit oval faces due to their balanced features and relatively even width. The key is to maintain this balance without choosing frames that are overly large or small. If you have an oval face shape, you can be adventurous with your choice.
Those With a Heart-Shaped Face
If you have well-defined cheekbones with a broad forehead and a narrow chin, then you have a heart-shaped face. Soft-edged frames are ideal for this face shape as they accentuate your cheekbones rather than detract from them. Take this into consideration when choosing your frames.
Those With A Round Face
Round faces have soft balanced features and are usually shorter in length. They tend to have full cheeks and a rounded chin. Angular frames go well with this face shape and provide a nice contrast. However, small round frames are generally less flattering.
Those With a Square Face
Square faces tend to have strong features with a wide jawline and a broad forehead. The width and length of the face tend to be proportionate giving your face an angular form. Rounder styles of frames often suit square faces and provide a soft contrast to the angular features. Choosing a style that sits high on the face can create the illusion of lengthening the face.
Those With a Triangle Face
A triangular face has a strong wide chin and a narrower forehead.
When choosing glasses for a triangular face, it’s recommended to select styles that add width to the upper part of the face, such as cat-eye frames or glasses with embellished or colourful top rims. These styles help balance the features adding width to the upper face.
How do I know if I’ve chosen the right glasses?
Ultimately, the final choice is yours, but seeking a second opinion can be helpful. Try on all your favourite styles, trust your instincts, and ensure your choice ticks all the boxes for style and comfort.
Selecting the right glasses is a mix of practicality and personal style. By considering your face shape and lifestyle, you can find a pair that not only complements your features but also expresses your individuality.
The perfect pair of glasses is out there, and by following this guide, you’re well on your way to finding them.