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How to Find the Right Eyeglasses for Your Face Shape

Are you looking for a trendy pair of eyeglasses? Here’s how to choose the right frames for your face shape and how our highly qualified Calgary eye doctors can help you find a pair you’ll love!

If you wear eyeglasses, you know that you will be wearing them for the better part of the day, so it’s very important that they strike the right balance between functionality and style. When choosing your new frames, you must take into consideration a number of factors, including your: 

  • Face shape and skin tone
  • Lifestyle and activity level
  • Budget
  • Prescription

Remember, your eyeglasses definitely contribute to your overall look, so working with your Calgary eye doctor to choose the right frames is essential. 

Whatever Your Needs, We Have the Right Pair of Eyeglasses for You

At our Calgary eye clinic in Market Mall, our team of highly qualified eye doctors are committed to helping you find the perfect pair of eyeglasses. We also offer a range of Zain Read frames, made specifically for women with petite faces, so no matter your face shape, tastes, or budget, we have something to suit everyone! 

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What Are the Best Eyeglasses for My Face Shape? 

Choosing eyeglasses is not a one-size-fits all matter. Your face shape is a very important determining factor of how frames will look on your face, and one pair of eyeglasses could look perfect on one person, and totally out of place on another. 

Here are some tips on how to find the right type of eyeglasses for your face shape: 

The Round Face 

If you have a round face, that means you have a wide forehead, full cheeks, and a rounded chin. When choosing eyeglasses, aim for styles that contrast your face’s natural curves and avoid frames that exaggerate the roundness. Make sure to look for: 

  • Bold details
  • Adjustable nose pads
  • Frames that are narrow, rectangular, or rimless

In addition to this, look for frames that have a clear or thin bridge as this will help make your eyes appear wider. The adjustable nose pads will keep your frames from resting directly on your cheeks. 

The Oval Face

Many people consider an oval face the ideal shape because it has balanced proportions, with a narrow forehead, high cheekbones and a narrow chin. While just about any frame will suit you if you have an oval-shaped face, look for frames that: 

  • Are balanced in size
  • Span (at least) the widest part of your face
  • Have detailed embellishments

If you have an oval shaped face, you can wear retro cat-eye, a square or round frame, or even a classic rectangular silhouette. However, keep in mind that your proportions are already even, so be careful when choosing oversized frames. 

The Square Face 

Someone with a square face will have a strong jawline and angular features and if you do have this shape, it’s important to choose frames with characteristics that are opposite, so as not to exaggerate an already angular look. Look for: 

  • Round or swept shapes
  • Neutral coloured frames
  • Thinner frames

Round, oval, or cat-eye frames tend to complement a square face because their curved lines will help lengthen and soften your features and neutral colours will help your face appear slimmer and softer. 

The Heart-Shaped Face 

If you have a heart-shaped face, you will likely have high cheekbones and a jawline that tapers to a defined chin. Your face will be widest at the top and narrowest at the bottom, and you are likely to have high cheekbones and a narrow pointed chin. When choosing frames, look for those that: 

  • Are wider than your forehead
  • Have light colours
  • Have details on the lower half

The heart-shaped face, like the oval shaped face, is very versatile and suits many different styles. However, choosing a style wider than your forehead will help balance out your features and frames with detailing, such as a floral pattern or tortoise shell, can help soften your features. 

We Can Help You Find the Perfect Pair of Eyeglasses

If you want to learn more about our wide range of affordable, trendy, and designer eyeglasses, as well as our range of Zain Read frames for petite faces, and how our eye doctors can help you find a comfortable, yet fashionable, pair of eyeglasses, contact us at 403-286-4884 or fill in our online contact form.

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