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3 Tips for Choosing the Best Eyeglasses

by Jamie Peters

Glasses have come a long way since they were first invented. Today, they are available in a wide range of sizes and shapes to match nearly any style and personality. If you are on the hunt for new frames, you may be wondering how to choose glasses that best fit your needs. It helps to keep a few things in mind before selecting your next pair of eyeglasses.

Consider Your Face Shape

When it comes to the shape of your frames, you probably want to choose a shape that is opposite to that of your face. For example, if you have a round face, similarly shaped frames may make your faces seem even rounder, but square or rectangular shapes can help to elongate your face’s shape. On the other hand, if you have a square face, angular frames will not be very becoming. Instead, you should opt for oval or round frames to soften the angles. Of course, when it comes down to it, you should purchase a pair that makes you feel comfortable, so keep in mind that guidelines are not set rules.

Determine Your Skin Tone

Your skin tone will help you decide which colors are the best to select for your eyeglasses.

  • Warm skin tones: If you have yellow or bronze skin tones, consider shades of brown, beige or olive green for your frames.
  • Cool skin tones: If your skin has more pink or blue undertones, black, pink, purple and other striking shades will work well for you.

You may also consider choosing shades that contrast your hair and/or eye colors.

Think About Your Lifestyle

Choosing the right glasses isn’t all about finding a pair that matches your particular style. You should also consider your lifestyle. If you play sports or have a lot of hands-on hobbies, consider more durable or flexible frames. You should also consider your job. For example, pink frames may not look professional enough in some settings.

To ensure your glasses are always the best match for your face and eyesight needs, you should get regular eye exams from our trusted eye care experts. To learn more about eyeglasses and eye exams in La Mesa CA, call (619) 461-4913 or request an appointment using our online form.


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