Tips for Choosing the Best Eyeglass Frames
Finding the Best Sunglasses or Readers for Your Face Shape
Maybe you're looking for quality reading glasses, because your 5-year-old granddaughter accidentally smashed your old pair while playing dress up with the family pet. Or maybe you want great looking reading glasses to catch the eye of the cute regional vice president in your office. In either case, here are some tips for choosing excellent eyeglass frames that suit your face shape.
First off, find the right frames for your face shape.
The Vision Council of America (VCA) suggests that your frame should scale with the size of your face. Choose a frame that contrasts with your shape. For instance, if you have a round face, go for narrow frames to make your face look longer. If you have an oblong face -- very long and not as wide -- choose frames with contrasting temples to shorten and balance the face. If you have a square face -- a larger forehead and a strong jawline -- soften the look with narrow frames that are wider than they are deep.
Next, do a color analysis for your reading glasses.
Per the VCA, everyone has either blue-based or yellow-based (cool or warm) coloring. 60% of the population of the U.S. has a cool skin tone (e.g. olive or pink undertones), while the other
40% has yellow or warmer undertones. Hair and eyes can also influence your color analysis. Blue eyes are typically associated with warmer shades, while brown eyes vary. If you have platinum, salt and pepper, or brown hair, you likely have a "cool" tone. If you have golden blonde hair, dirty grey, or flat black hair, that’s considered "warm."
After going through your color analysis, choose a well-suited frame.
People with a warm tone should choose reading eyewear in colors like off-white, peach, khaki, copper, and orange. If you have a cool coloring, darker colors, like jade, grey, black, magenta, and the darker ambers, are more appropriate.
Great Looking Reading Glasses are Just a Click Away
Choosing reading glasses is a delicate but ultimately vital decision, since they are typically worn on a daily basis. Friends are the best ones to ask when choosing new eyeglass frames. Ask
your best girlfriend to come over and help with this analysis: face shape, skin tone and hair color. Hold different colored tops up to your face for a better idea of which colors look best on you! Our website allows you to shop by type, shape/style and color/pattern, so you can narrow down your search and find the ones that are right for you.