Tips while buying spectacles : As Always, Fit Is Everything
Your glasses should be about the same width as your face—no wider, no narrower. And the top of your frames should hit at your eyebrows.If your favorite pair of glasses isn’t fitting at the nose bridge, top-shelf eyewear stores can, in some cases, add plastic or silicone pads.Get your glasses serviced once a year. The shop will tighten the screws, buff scratches from the plastic, and refit them to your face.Shell out for good lenses. Thin, anti reflective lenses are pricey, but they’re lighter, more comfortable, and worth it.
There are some basic dos and don’ts for the various shapes we see faces in:
To really be considered “round” a face needs to be about the same width and height, with a curving chin and cheeks. Something angular and slimming is your best look for a round face. Flat, rectangular lenses will make your face appear longer and thinner, particularly if they sit high on your face. A little bit of a “butterfly” taper — where the edges of the lenses closest to your nose are shorter than the outer edges — can work, but the corners should be squared off rather than rounded. Thick frames look a little clunky on a round face, so keep the actual material thin.
A square face is similar to a round face in that it’s about equal in width and height. The features are more angled, with a broad chin and strong jaw squaring the shape off.Narrow, rectangular lenses on a broad, square face will make you look like you have a permanent squint rather than a steely-eyed determination. The frames should stay slim — thick, dark frames give a square face an overpowering impression that will draw away from the rest of your appearance.
Oval faces are the universal blood type of eye wear. They work well with most styles as long as you avoid the extremes. An oval face is taller than it is wide, with a rounded chin and high cheekbones, and it can wear either squared-off frames or curving ones. The lenses can be narrow or wide, though too square or circular a lens (where the height and width are close to the same) may look a little clunky for your narrow face. A thicker frame can add definition to your face — just be careful not to get anything so heavy that it overpowers your actual features.
Narrow cheekbones and a small chin look very pretty in photos, but they’re sort of a pain to fit glasses for. You can take a lot of the emphasis off a pointed chin by wearing lenses that are wider at the top than the bottom. A butterfly taper to the sides can help as well by bringing the attention in toward the center of your face. Stay away from anything too blocky or squared-off — it won’t work with the curves in your face’s shape. Ultra-narrow frames may look a little wimpy on a heart-shaped face, so don’t be shy about a thicker wire or plastic.
Whatever your face shape, always try the glasses and only then buy. Select cool frames. You can also try shades and turtle frames. Choose Glasses that make you look smarter, rather than nerdier ! Good luck!
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