Eye On Health Helps You Choose Glasses Frames to Complement Your Face Shape
Glasses say so much about your personality and personal style. Ever purchased a new pair that felt a little risky at first, but the compliments had you feeling like a million bucks? Or love your glasses to the point that you keep buying the same frame because you feel amazing in them?
At Eye On Health here in Phoenix — we want you to feel ecstatic with your new glasses!
Of course, we cover the basics with a fresh prescription. And if you want a little help picking out new frames, we take some pressure off your shoulders. Our experienced optometry professionals work closely with you to select the best option to fit your budget, lifestyle, and vision needs.
As silly as it may seem, eye care professionals know that the shape of your face plays a big role in picking eyeglasses. We help you determine your new favorite frames — so you feel your best.
Have fun using this simple tool! Just pick your face shape and see how different frame shapes look!
A square face is often characterized by a strong jaw line, a broad forehead, and a wide chin and cheekbones. The width and length of the face are close to being equal. Frames should be selected to make the face look longer and to soften the square angles of the face. Choose frames that are slightly curved (like an oval shape) and that have more horizontal than vertical real estate.
The oval face is identifiable by its balanced proportions. The forehead is slightly wider than the chin and cheekbones are high. Frames should complement the natural proportions of the oval. Choose frames that are wide or wider than the broadest part of the face and that follow your brow line. Often, diamond or rectangular shapes work best for oval shapes.
Although fairly similar to an oval shape, an oblong face is longer than it is wide. The ideal frames will shorten the face by creating a break in the length of the face. Choose frames that have depth and a low bridge to shorten the nose. Try frames that are round, deep, have low-triangle shapes, or that have strong vertical lines.
A round or full face is characterized by having the same width and length. For round faces, frames that add length to the face often work best. Frames that lengthen the face are typically angular, narrow and are wider than they are deep. It is best to avoid round style frames as these will exaggerate the roundness and curves of the face.
A heart shaped face looks like a heart or a triangle with the point facing down. The forehead is very wide and cheekbones are high while the face narrows towards the chin. Counterbalance the narrow chin by choosing frames that are wider at the bottom. Generally, light colored and rimless frames work best, although aviator, butterfly and low-triangle styles also work well.
A base-down triangle face has a narrower forehead with full cheeks and a broad chin. To offset a broad chin, select frames that widen at the top. Great selections include frames that have heavy color accents and detail on the top part of the frames. Cat-eye shapes also work well to add width and emphasize the narrow upper part of the face.
A diamond shaped face is often characterized by high, dramatic cheekbones with a narrow eye line and jaw line. This shape is the rarest of all the shapes. Oval frames that are soft in style typically work best to highlight the eyes and cheekbones. Select frames that have detailing, distinctive brow lines, are rimless or a cat-eye shape for best results.
Eyeglasses Frame Guide For Your Face Shape
Often characterized by a strong jawline, broad forehead, wide chin & cheekbones. So, like a square — the width and length of your face are close to being equal.
Frames can make the face look longer and soften the square angles of your face (if that’s what you’re looking for):
- Try slightly curved frames (like an oval shape) that take up more horizontal (round) area.
- If you’re feeling a little bolder, cat-shaped eyeglasses can be fun and functional!
Identifiable by its balanced proportions, the forehead is slightly wider than the chin, with high cheekbones.
Frames can complement the natural proportions of the oval:
- Choose glasses that follow your brow line, so they’re wider than the broadest part of your face.
- Try out popular diamond or rectangular shapes.
Fairly similar to oval, but an oblong face is longer than it is wide.
Frames with depth and a low bridge will shorten the face by creating a break in length:
- Try round, thick frames, which may also make your eyes seem “deeper” and your nose feel shorter. (Many of our clients note this as a bonus.)
- Experiment with low-triangle shapes or strong vertical lines, and see what you think!
Round Face (Or Full)
Characterized by having the same width and length.
People with round faces tend to gravitate toward frames that lengthen the face:
- Explore angular, narrow, and wider frames.
- You may want to avoid round frames because it exaggerates the roundness of the face. But whatever you’re looking for, our skilled staff will help you out.
Heart-Shaped Face (or Base-Up Triangle)
The forehead is very wide, with high cheekbones, while the face narrows towards the chin.
If you want, you can counterbalance your narrow chin by choosing frames that are wider at the bottom.
- Generally, light-colored and rimless frames work best.
- Have fun with aviator, butterfly, and low-triangle styles, which all work too!
Base-Down Triangle Face
Typically a narrower forehead with full cheeks and a broad chin.
If you want to offset a broad chin:
- Explore eyeglass frames that widen at the top.
- Play with heavy color accents and details on the top part of the frames.
- Cat-eye glasses work well to add width and emphasize the narrow upper part of the face.
Usually high, dramatic cheekbones with a narrow eye line and jawline. Diamond face shapes are the rarest of all. (Yes, like the gemstone!)
Oval frames soft in style typically work best to highlight the eyes and cheekbones:
- Select frames with detail or distinctive brow lines.
- Explore rimless or a cat-eye shape for a striking look.
Let’s Find Your New Favorite Look — with Frames from Eye On Health in Phoenix!
Our experienced and trained staff will assist you in selecting frames that work best for your daily life. Everyone deserves great eyesight — and why not compliment your face and style while we’re at it? Dr. Balocca and his staff understand your eyecare and lifestyle needs!
What really matters when choosing your new glasses frames:
- They optimize your vision.
- They’re functional and fit your lifestyle.
- You feel GOOD in them.
- You like the way they look.
From distance glasses to bifocals or trifocals, Eye On Health is here to make getting you into new frames easier — and fun.