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How to Choose the Right Eyeglasses for your Face

How to Choose the Right Eyeglasses for your Face

Feb 01, 2022

Selecting your pair of glasses is crucial. You should always look and feel good, even when actively involved in sports or other outdoor activities. In addition, your sense of fashion and personality, facial structure, skin tone, and hair color determine the type of eyeglasses that are perfect for you.

Due to the personalized care and one-to-one service you get from our optometrist near you. We have experienced professionals to help you choose perfect frames and innovative lenses to suit your needs for prescription eyeglasses in Toronto.

Classifying Face Shapes

The shape of your face determines which style of glasses suits you best. First, pull the hair away from the front and carefully observe the shape and contours of the face and head. Below are the basic head/face shapes:


The balanced features and proportions create an oval face. To keep this balance, select a frame as wide as or wider than the broadest part of your face. Also, look for walnut-shaped rims that are not too deep or too narrow.

Choose a frame as wide as the broadest part of your face (the area around your eyes). In this regard, the most suitable eyeglasses are slightly wider than the forehead to complement and balance your features.

The most comfortable frames for oval faces typically are rectangular or square shapes.


The heart-shaped face has broad eyebrows and high cheekbone, the chin gradually narrows. This face can be extended or round and often gives people a cheerful and sweet feeling.

Generally, this is considered the most versatile of all face shapes. They look great in winged frames and round likable, and practical pairs. Consider different factors:

Heavier bottom frame: If your chin is particularly narrow, you may want to create a larger width.

Low sideburn frames: If you care about the width of your forehead, choosing this style will attract attention downwards, emphasizing the lower part of your face.

Oval frame: If you have a pointed chin, choose the shape of an oval frame to draw attention upward to your eyes.

Light-colored or rimless frames: Minimize the appearance of the glasses on your heart-shape your face by choosing a style with a hidden bracket.

Triangular Shape

The bottom of the triangular face is the widest, and the top is the narrowest. Therefore, select a frame that mirrors the opposite: bold at the top and light at the bottom. A mixture of round and angular shapes (such as the following) will be particularly suitable for triangular faces: D-frames, aviator frames, and cat-eye glasses.

Round styles can form an interesting juxtaposition with angular features to make a bolder statement.

Square Shape

A square face usually has striking, angular features and a clean straight line cut from the forehead to the chin. In addition, the broader round and thinner frames on the sides will give a harmonious and natural appearance to the square-shaped face.

People with a square face will want to choose glasses with the opposite shape, such as round glasses, oval frames.
Move attention away from the angles: The best way to make the facial features of a square face more beautiful is to move your attention away from the squares with colorful frames.

Round Face

Round faces are soft curves and smooth lines, and the width from the chin to the eyebrows is similar. For round faces, cheeks are plump, chin round, and slight angle. For round faces, go with frames that add angles, for instance:

Rectangular frame: Break the facial structure to make your face look longer and thinner.

Angular geometric frame: add some distinct and more precise lines on the face to create balance.

Upturned frames, such as cat eyes or D-frames: If your cheeks are plump and curvy, try to draw attention to them while focusing on your eyes.

Our Yorkdale Eye Center team is known for being extremely caring and compassionate. So whether you need glasses that can help you perform better at work and school or glasses that make an excellent first impression, you’ll get the perfect glasses for you.

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