Choosing a pair of eyeglasses can feel daunting. You’re going to be wearing them a lot and you want to make sure they look good on you. You have to temper the desire to make a bold statement with the knowledge that these glasses need to work in a variety of situations. All told, it can be a tricky decision.
Fortunately, we can make it easier. Not only does our team offer designer eyewear at our Benjamin Optical offices throughout New York City, but we’re also experts in helping you choose the right eyeglass frames to complement your facial features. Let’s dig in.
Frame shapes based on your face shape
To a large extent, finding the perfect glasses means finding frames that suit your face shape.
If you have an oval face, choose glasses at least as wide as the widest part of your face.
People with round faces can lengthen their face shape with narrow or more angular eyeglasses, while people with heart-shaped faces should look for frames that are wider at the bottom than the top. They might also look good in eyeglasses with lightweight frames, or frameless glasses.
For oblong faces, opt for glasses that are taller than they are wide. Square-faced people should do the opposite, choosing eyeglasses with more width than height (i.e., narrow frames).
If you have a diamond-shaped face, we recommend glasses with something distinctive along the brow portion, like cat-eye glasses.
If your face is wider at your chin and cheeks and narrower at your forehead, you have an upside-down triangle face shape. You might benefit from colored eyeglass frames or those with detailing along the brow portion of the frame.
Not sure which face shape you have? You can use this infographic to find out.
Eyeglasses to suit your style
Beyond the actual shape of the frame, you get to pick the color, weight, temple accents, and more. While you want your glasses to complement your face, they also need to integrate into your overall style.
Here, it might help to think about your current wardrobe. Do you choose bold colors and patterns, or do you lean toward more minimal designs? Since you wear your eyeglasses most of the time, it makes sense to choose a pair that can integrate into your style aesthetic.
We can help
While you probably have a good idea of what suits your face and your style, it can be helpful to have a second opinion. Our Benjamin Optical team specializes in helping people choose the best eyeglasses to complement their facial features.
If you have any questions, we’re here to help. Or if you’re not sure where to start, our team can pull a range of eyeglass frames for you to try. Using your feedback from that first round, we can continue to choose frames until we find your perfect pair.
To get started on the path toward your ideal pair of eyeglasses, call any of our offices or book the earliest available appointment online today.