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How to pick the right frame for your face

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Face Shape
Is your face round, oval, square, diamond or heart-shaped? The shape of your face will help you determine which frames enhance your look.

  • Round Face:
    Eyeglass frames that are square or rectangular tend to be wider than a round face. This quality can enhance your face by making it appear slimmer and longer, adding balance to your round features.

    Frames to Avoid: Rimless frames, round frames and small frames will accentuate the roundness, making your round face look even rounder.

  • Oval Face:
    Frames that suit an oval face have a strong bridge, are wider than the broadest part of the face and are geometric in shape.

    Frames to Avoid: Eyeglasses that are overly large and cover up more than half of your face will throw off the natural balance and symmetry of the oval face.

  • Square Face:
    Eyeglasses that soften the angularity and sit high on the bridge of the nose look best on square faces. Oval or round eyeglasses will balance and add a thinner appearance to the angles of a square face.

    Frames to Avoid: Angular and boxy eyeglass frames will sharpen and draw attention to your angular features, making a square face appear bulky.

Diamond Face:   
Play up a narrow forehead and chin with eyeglasses what sweep up or are wider than the cheekbones, such as cat eye glasses and oval frames. These frames will accentuate your cheekbones and delicate features.

Frames to Avoid: Boxy and narrow frames will accentuate the width of your cheeks, drawing attention to your narrow features rather than enhancing them.

  • Heart-Shaped Face:     
    Frames that balance the width of the forehead with the narrowness of the chin are ideal. Eyeglasses with low-set temples and bottom heavy frame lines will add width to that narrower part of your face.

Here’s the truth about face shapes:

Almost nobody is a perfect heart, circle, square, or any other narrowly defined category. Most faces are a combination of a few different shapes: rounded chins and tall foreheads, angular features and tapered jaws, and so on.

Once you’ve recognized your face shape, you can find which frame shape will bring a natural balance to your face. This guide will help identify the type of glasses shape you should look at when browsing online or in store.

Visit our Westpoint Optcal to Book an eye exam contact us: Brampton West:905-488-1626 or Brampton East:647-948-8581.

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