Published on: 25 May, 2010
At Mountain View Optometry, looking good is as important as seeing clearly. In order to better understand which eyeglass frames might look better on you, it helps to understand the different face shapes and the different types of frames that accentuate the features of the different facial types.
You should consider three main points when choosing an eyeglass frame for your face shape:
Here is a further description of the six primary face shapes and which types of frames work for each. One of our professional opticians (Cochrane Opticians, Crowfoot – NW Calgary Opticians) can help you use these guidelines to choose your new eyeglasses.
Take a quick look in the mirror or ask a friend to help find the face shape that is closest to yours. Or you can try on the eye glasses that you like and ask for input from one of our opticians.
Rounded forehead and chin of equal size.
Most frame styles, particularly geometric or rounded frames.
Larger curved forehead, full cheeks with a round chin.
Geometric frames to sharpen the features and create definition.
Wider forehead, cheek and chin area with a slightly angular jaw
Rounded, cat-eyed or oval styles to soften angular facial lines.
Long or narrow with a squarish chin.
Curved and rounded styles to emphasize width.
Wider forehead narrowing gradually to a slightly rounded chin.
Aviator or geometric styles to add width to the
chin and cheek area.
Smaller forehead, with wider temple area that gradually decreases to the chin.
Rounded or geometric frames to minimize the width
of the temple area.
Visit our opticians at Mountain View Optometry’s Eyewear Boutique in Cochrane and Northwest Calgary – be sure to read how to select eyewear for your needs here