Choosing the Right Pair of Glasses

Eyeglasses have long been upgraded from merely being a tool to correct vision problems. Thanks to the influence of social media, the use of glasses has taken on an aesthetic purpose to enhance your signature look. With countless choices available when it comes to frames and lenses, choosing the right pair of glasses can be pretty overwhelming. Nevertheless, you can still arrive at the best option so long as you understand your physiology and what your eyes need.

Matching by Face Shape

Have you ever noticed that some eyeglasses look great on display in the optical shop, but they aren't so attractive when you try them on? That's because maybe the frames you picked out aren't the best style to compliment the shape of your face. Here’s a guide to help you choose the right eyeglasses for your face shape:

  • Oval. Oval face shape is longer than it is wide, characterized by slightly wider cheekbones and narrower forehead and jaw. This face shape works great with oversized frames. However, an oval face can rock a wide range of styles as it is considered to be the most versatile shape.

  • Triangle. Triangle face shape is characterized by a narrow forehead and gradually widens through to the jawline. To achieve balance, ensure that the width of your frame is slightly more extended than your jaw. It’s also best to choose frames with detailing on the upper portion, such as cat-eye frames.

  • Square. A square face shape has more angular lines with an equally broad forehead, cheekbones, and jaw. You can soften these relatively uniform, angular features by opting for a rounder or more oval-shaped frames. Aim for contrast with your square-shaped face by skipping angled glasses with sharp edges. Consider cat-eye or butterfly frames as well as any frames with decoration on the top outer corner. This style can help minimize the squareness of your face. Also, ensure that the width of your frames is slightly wider than your cheekbones.

  • Round. Round face shape has just about the same width and length with no definitive corners at the jaw. You can sharpen your softer angles with square or rectangle-shaped frames. Glasses with sharp edges and bold, angular lines can highlight your bone structure. For the best aesthetic effect, ensure that the bottom of the frame hits just above your cheekbones.

  • Heart. Also regarded as the inverted triangle face, a heart-shaped face is characterized by a wider forehead and progressively narrows down to the jawline. To achieve balance, ensure that the width of your frames is slightly more extended than your forehead. It’s also best to pick out modified wayfarer shapes or any frames with complementary detailing on the lower part. This style can help fill out your face and draw attention to your eyes instead of your chin.


Not sure which frames will suit you best? At El Paso Eyecare, our highly trained vision experts can work with you in finding the perfect eyeglasses that match your needs and individual style. Visit us at El Paso, Texas, or call (915) 745-7960 to learn more about our top-notch eye care services.