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Picking the Perfect Pair

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When thinking about choosing your next pair of glasses, you are most likely thinking about several components, from price to fit to brand.

Independence Family Eye Care has endless options to choose from! We are here to help you because we know picking your perfect pair of glasses can be overwhelming.

As you are narrowing down your hunt for the perfect glasses, considering your face shape may help guide you. Certain styles and materials have the ability to accentuate and highlight your features!

What is my face shape?

We can categorize faces into six shapes: round, oval, heart, square, triangle and diamond.

Round face shapes are as wide as they are long. They are curved and soft, rounded at the jaw and hairline.

Wide-set frames with thick features and sharp edges look fabulous on round faces. The contrast between a curved face and angular frames is striking. Try finding a pair of rectangular, geometric or square frames to compliment your face shape.

Oval face shapes are longer than they are wide, but have rounded features at the jaw and hairline. It is actually the most common face shape out there!

Plenty of frame styles complement an oval face. However, a pair of wider frames will balance the length of your face shape. The shapes of the frames are up to you! Opting for a straight frame or even a cat eye shape can play off the rounded shapes of your face.

A heart-shaped face is sometimes also called a base-up triangle face shape. If you have a heart-shaped face, it is widest at the forehead and becomes narrower as it reaches the chin. People with heart-shaped faces have high cheekbones.

Wider frames compliment people with heart-shaped faces because they create balance in the face. Opting for a semi-rimless frame won’t take the spotlight off of your high cheekbones!

Square face shapes are often referred to as “strong” because of their straight, sharp lines and corners. If you have a square face shape, your cheekbones will be as far apart as the jaw and forehead are wide.

Curvier glasses are optimal for people with square faces. Picking a pair of frames that sit a bit more elevated on the bridge of your nose can complement your strong jaw.

A triangle face shape has a narrower forehead and wide-set jaw. Unlike the heart face shape, the cheekbones are less pronounced.

Choosing a pair of frames that have an emphasized top rather than bottom creates balance on the shape. The brow of the frames should be wide and prominent. Browline and cat-eye glasses are optimal!

The diamond shape is more rare than other face shapes. They are widest at the cheeks and most narrow at the jaw and forehead.

Like triangle-shaped faces, prominent browline frames look amazing on people with diamond-shaped faces. You could choose a pair that are ombre-esque, darker at the top and lighter or clear at the bottom of the frame. The shape of frames can be a bit curvier, to compliment the angular edges of your face.