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Tips for Finding the Right Frame Size for Your Face

woman finding new glasses frames at optical store

Finding the perfect pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to selecting the right frame size for your face. Ill-fitting frames are uncomfortable and can impact your overall look. Here are some valuable sizing tips to consider when shopping for new glasses.

Understanding Your Face Shape

The first step to finding the right frame size is to understand your face shape. There are five basic shapes:

  1. Oval is the most versatile face shape, and it can accommodate a wide variety of frame styles.

  2. Square faces have a strong jawline and a wide forehead. Frames with rounded or oval shapes can help soften the angles of a square face.

  3. Round faces have a smooth, even curve from the forehead to the chin. Frames with angular or rectangular shapes can help elongate a round face.

  4. Heart-shaped faces have a wide forehead and a narrow chin. Frames with wider temples and rounded or oval shapes can balance the proportions of a heart-shaped face.

  5. Diamond-shaped faces are widest at the cheekbones and have a narrow jawline and forehead. Angular or rectangular frames can draw attention to the eyes and cheekbones.

Consider Existing Glasses Measurements

If you're happy with the fit of your current glasses, you can use those measurements as a starting point for finding new frames. Look for the measurements printed on the inside of the temple arm, including lens width, bridge width and temple length.

Seek Professional Advice

The best way to find the ideal frame size is to have a licensed optician recommend the best frames for you. Opticians are trained to assess your face shape and features, and they’ll take precise measurements of your face, bridge and pupillary distance.

Opticians can also make crucial adjustments to the frames to ensure a perfect fit. They can adjust the frame arms, nose pads and temple tips to match the contours of your face for maximum comfort and stability.

More Factors to Consider

In addition to the factors mentioned above, consider the following tips when choosing frames:

  • Consider proportions. Larger eyes look best in larger frames.

  • Choose taller frames if you have a high forehead.

  • If you're going for a classic look, choose frames that are a traditional size. For a more modern look, you can choose frames that are larger or smaller than standard sizes.

Eyeglasses and Sunglasses Frames in Ontario, B.C., Saskatchewan and Alberta

Visit one of our partner retail optical stores across Canada where a licensed optician can help you select the perfect frames that match your face shape, style and preferences. We also offer eye exams for the entire family. Visit one of our locations today to find eyeglasses or sunglasses that reflect your unique personality.


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