How to Choose Attractive Frames For the Shape of Your Face

You might think that it will be easy to choose eyeglass frames. After all, eyeglass frames don’t need to perform any other function other than to help make you look attractive. But often, it can take a very long time to choose eyeglass frames out of the many selections in the eyewear office. When you’re ready to choose eyeglass frames; either four prescription lenses for sunglasses, here are some tips to choose attractive frames that will suit the shape of your face and help make you look attractive.

Determine the Shape of Your Face

Before heading to the eyewear store, figure out what the shape of your face is. You’ve been looking at your own face for years, but many people don’t even realize what shape their own faces. To determine the shape of your face, stand in front of the mirror. Pull your hair back away from your face. Use a lipstick, crayon or watercolor marker to drawing an outline of your face in the mirror. Follow the outline of your face all the way up to the hairline. Now stand back and look at the shape that you drew. The shape will be either a square, a circle or an oval. Now that you know the shape of your face, it’s time to head to the eyewear store and choose your eyeglass frames.

Bring a Friend

Sometimes it’s hard to look at yourself objectively and figure out if you really liked the look of a particular pair of eyeglass frames. It helps if you bring a friend along with you who will be honest with you about their opinion. That way, you have more than one opinion about the frames that you’re considering. You can also enlist the help of the staff. They are usually very good at giving their opinions on individual frames.

Choose Frames That Are The Opposite Of Your Face Shape

This is a trick that many fashion designers use. If you discover that you have a square face shape, then you should choose eyeglass frames that are rounded. If you have a round or oval face shape, you should choose eyeglass frames that are more square or rectangular.

These little tips one sure that you choose the most attractive frames for the shape of your face. As always, if you have any questions about your eyeglass frame options, please feel free to contact us.


3 Reasons DIY Eyeglasses Repair Is Often a Bad Idea

Most eyeglasses are far more resilient than people expect, but they can and do get broken. Your first inclination may be to grab a few tools and attempt repairs yourself if you lose a lens, break off a nose piece, or a screw goes missing, but sometimes, this is not the best idea. Take a look at some of the reasons you should trust eyeglasses repair to professionals.

The Tools for Eyeglasses Repairs Are Not Your Typical Tools

You can pick up small DIY eyeglasses repair kits just about anywhere that will contain things like tiny screwdrivers and wrenches. While these tools may help you tighten a loose screw or make general repairs, they are not quite the same as what a professional uses at an eyewear center. The truth is, it can be really hard to amass the collection of tools professionals have that are specifically designed to make eyeglass repairs.

You Could Cause Damages That Would Make Professional Repairs Impossible

Perhaps one of the biggest reasons to avoid DIY eyeglasses repairs is the fact that even attempting repairs on your own could potentially damage your glasses more. For example, something like a broken bridge on a pair of plastic-frame glasses may look easy enough to glue together, but some types of glue are corrosive, which can make it even harder to repair the glasses if they break in the same place again.

It Can Be Difficult to Make Repairs That Are Not Visible

If you do manage to repair something on your eyeglasses, those repairs may be visible. Some types of metal frames can be welded back together if they break, but making these tiny amendments at home can leave you with an unsightly mark where you made the repairs. If you take your glasses to a professional, the repair work will be so good that you will likely not spot any differences.

You invest a lot in your eyeglasses, and you need them to correct your vision. Taking chances with them by trying to do DIY repairs may not be the best idea. If you have a pair of eyeglasses that need repairs or you would like a new pair of frames for lenses from a broken pair of glasses, reach out to our professionals at Asterix for information about how we can help.


3 Questions to Ask to Help Find the Best Eyeglass Styles for Your Face  

If you have to wear glasses to help correct your vision, the glasses become a part of your overall appearance. Therefore, picking the best frames to complement your face is important. Take a look at a few questions to help guide your shopping process when you need new glasses.

What is the shape of your face?

Heart-shaped, round, oval, and even square or all potential face shapes, and most people can pin down a particular shape by looking in the mirror. The shape of your face determines how glasses look on you perhaps more than anything else. There are some good rules to follow when it comes to facial shape and glasses, such as:

  • Oval faces work best with wide-set frames
  • Heart-shaped faces pair well with lightweight frames or rimless glasses
  • Square faces pull off narrow frames well
  • Round faces look good with wide-set frames and narrow lenses

How would you describe the shape of your eyes?

Glasses are going to make your eyes look more visible and noticeable than usual. Therefore, considering the size and shape of your eyes is a must when you get glasses. Large frames may work well for someone who has larger eyes, but they may actually make someone with small eyes look like their eyes are even smaller than they are. Remember, frames that have patterns and visual details can highlight the eyes as well, so if you have smaller eyes, these features can help bring them out and make them look a bit larger.

Do you consider the width of your face narrow, average, or wide?

Just as the shape of your face should determine what glasses will look the best, so will the width of your head. Those with a wider face and head tend to look best in glasses that have a more defined, wide-set shape, such as rectangular frames. Narrower faces can pull off more rounded frame shapes or glasses that have an angled shape.

Even though there are a few pointers to remember about picking the best glasses, of course, the final decision is all your own. For more advice about picking the best eyeglasses, reach out to Asterix Eyewear.