Choosing eyeglasses is a very personal process. You’ll want your eyeglasses to fit your style, make you look good, and enable you to feel comfortable. With the tips listed here from StylEyes in West Des Moines, you’ll feel confident about choosing the best eyeglasses for your needs.


Determine the Shape of Your Face

Certain face shapes look best with particular eyeglass frames. To determine whether you have a round, diamond, heart, oval, or square-shaped face, do this:

Pull your hair back away from your hairline. In a mirror, use a crayon, lipstick, or eyeliner pencil to outline your face, starting in the middle of your forehead at your hairline, coming down the line past your ears, following your jawline and chin, and completing the line again to the middle of your forehead at your hairline. Now, stand back and review the shape and move on to the next tips to help you choose an eyeglass frame shape.

If your face is round…

Try square or rectangular frames, as this will provide contrast to even out your face shape.

If your face is diamond-shaped…

Try eyeglass frames that sweep upward near the outside corners or ones that are wider than your cheekbones. These help to bring out your more delicate features and highlight your cheekbones.

If your face is heart-shaped…

Try eyeglass frames that are heavier at the bottom than at the top and ones with low-set temples. These help to balance out your forehead width with your narrower chin. If you have a high, broad forehead, also try round or square frames with curved edges to draw attention away from your forehead.

If your face is oval…

Try eyeglass frames with a prominent bridge and that are wider than the widest part of your face. Also, try geometric frames.

If your face is square…

Try thinner frames that help soften your features. Also, try eyeglass frames that rest high on the bridge of your nose.

Choosing Flattering Eyeglass Frame Colors

Consider your skin tone when choosing the color of your glasses frames. Warm skin tones look best with light tortoise, brown shades, gold or honey, beige, and olive green frames. Cooler skin tones look best with silver, black, dark tortoise, pink, purple, blue, mauve, and gray eyeglass frames.

Match the Frame Materials to Your Lifestyle

Finally, think about your lifestyle when choosing your eyeglass frame material. You’ll need to choose from metal, frameless, and resin. Each one comes with its own drawbacks and benefits.

Contact StylEyes in West Des Moines, IA

From designer frames to everyday frames, StylEyes in West Des Moines has everything you need. Your eye care is important. Contact us today at (515) 225-6447 to book an appointment with an eye doctor so you can get your new prescription eyeglasses.

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