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My top tips on choosing a new pair of glasses

My top tips on choosing a new pair of glasses
My top tips on choosing a new pair of glasses

Do you like my new glasses? I was not sure at first as they are so different from the ones I had. Apparently, the stocks of frames in the shops is low and so there was not the usual choice.  I wear varifocals and so a larger lens works well particularly when you are laying down reading as it gives you more reading prescription to look through. I have chosen a brown tortoiseshell frame to working with my colouring as black would have been too harsh. Glasses are so important because for some people they wear them every day. It is like an outfit you wear all the time. I am going to share my top tips on choosing a new pair of glasses.

My top tips on choosing a new pair of glasses.

Glasses are a personal choice, colour, and style but I am going to give you some guidelines you might like to take to consider.

First step is to find out the shape of your face. The best way to do that is to tie or pin your hair off your face and sit in front of a mirror. Look at the outline of your face, is it round, oval, rectangle, or a heart shaped? When choosing your frames, you need to consider your colourings as you do with your clothes.  Choose a colour that will flatter your skin tone. Check where the glasses sit on your nose.  If you have a long nose the bridge of the spectacles should sit lower down to make your nose seem shorter. If you have a short nose the bridge should sit higher. Your eyes should be in the centre of the lenses.

Find the right style glasses to suit your face?

Square Face

You will have a wide forehead and your cheekbones are in line with your jaw. Look for lightweight rounded or oval frames. You need to avoid any square or rectangle shapes, which will emphasize the angles on your face.

Rectangle Face

You will have a long, narrow face with a squarish chin. You need to give the illusion of widening and shortening the face while softening the jawline. Choose a wider lightweight frame which will counteract a narrow face and close- set eyes. Avoid angular frames.

Heart Shaped Face

You will probably have a broad forehead and cheekbones, which taper down to a small chin. When choosing a frame, bear in mind they should not extend beyond your temples. Rimless frames are an excellent choice, and they are usually lightweight as well.

Round Face

Your face will be round and soft, and you should be looking at frames that are slightly wider than your face. This will make your face look smaller. Square or rectangle frames will balance out a round face. Avoid round shapes and full rimless styles.

Oval Face

A balanced oval face is the most versatile face shape there is. You can go for almost any shape and concentrate on getting the right colour for your skin tone.

Colour of frames

Now you have chosen the shape of frame it is time to look at colours. I noticed this time that there is not the volume of coloured frames that there usually is and that could be just the stock levels. In the store they told me that coloured frames were not so popular.  If you have had your colours done, you will know what to go for, if not, do get in touch and I can help you.

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