It’s possible to get the most out of yourself with glasses!
Before buying glasses, it is advisable to know which glasses suit you best. After all, you not only want to see better, but also want to show off that certain something. To find out which glasses make you look the best, but also give the impression you want, you just need to know what basic rules you should pay attention to. Of course, this also applies to sunglasses. Below we have explained all the important steps to help you find the optimal glasses.
THE RIGHT GLASSES FOR YOUR FACE SHAPE
How do I find glasses that particularly suit my face? Whether a pair of glasses harmonizes with the face is often decided by the shape of the face, in addition to personal taste. Basically, one divides into angular, round, heart-shaped and oval faces. For each of these face shapes, there are particularly suitable glasses shapes. If you know which glasses are suitable for your face shape, it saves a lot of time and makes your way in the search for the right glasses much easier.
GLASSES FOR SQUARE FACES
Angular faces usually look strongly pronounced. This is because the forehead, cheeks and chin are broadly shaped and the jaw is pronounced. In this case, you have to decide whether you want to give your face a softer expression or if you intend to leave a more severe impression. If you want to give your face a softer expression, it is best to choose glasses with oval or circular lenses. Aviator glasses (pilot glasses) or cat-eye style models are particularly recommended here. However, if the intention is to follow a rather strict, austere style, glasses with angular lenses are advantageous. These additionally emphasize angular faces.
GLASSES FOR ROUND FACES
Round faces usually look softer. The chin is round, cheeks and forehead about the same width. To give this face shape contour, rectangular eyeglass shapes or asymmetrical eyeglasses, whose lenses are narrower towards the bottom, are particularly recommended. They visually stretch and thus appear narrower. The frame of the glasses should be chosen narrow. However, as an option, you can do without a visible frame and choose a rimless model. Glasses that visually enhance the shape of the face are rather unflattering. Therefore, round glasses with frames that tend to be smaller should be avoided.
GLASSES FOR HEART-SHAPED FACES
People with heart-shaped face are all-rounders and can wear almost anything. The characteristics of a heart-shaped face are a wider forehead and eye area and a narrow (pointed) chin. However, frames that make the forehead look less wide and the chin less pointed are the best fit. The best way to do this is with oval or round lens shapes. If you want to add some contour to your face, you should go for square lens shapes. For a more harmonious appearance and softer contours, delicate frames provide. Avoid bright colors, thick frames and asymmetrical lenses.
GLASSES FOR OVAL FACES
Oval faces are rather elongated, narrow, balanced and harmonious. The cheeks are pronounced, forehead and chin rather narrow. Spectacle wearers with this face shape have it easy, because almost all frames suit them. Decisions should be made according to the desired effect. If you want to set stronger accents and bring more hardness into the face, angular glasses are recommended. However, if you value a softer impression, you can use round glasses. If you like to experiment, you can also choose an unusual model. Oval faces allow for this. However, small, round glasses are not advisable. Also, very narrow glasses should be avoided because they make the face look even longer and additionally stretch.
THE IDEAL SIZE OF GLASSES
The next step is finding the optimal size of the glasses. This depends on whether your face is narrow, medium or wide. You can also simply use your old glasses as a guide if you have had them before. To find out the width of your glasses, simply measure from cheek to cheek.
The most important thing is the width of the frame. The glasses can quickly slip or leave pressure marks if the frame is too large or too small. To determine the perfect fit, you should use the width of your face as a guide, but without taking your hair into account. Cat-eye or butterfly glasses are exceptions because they are generally larger and nickel glasses are slightly smaller.
The nose bridge is the shortest distance between glasses below the bar. It is measured from the inside edge of the groove to the inside edge of the groove. This small piece is so important because the bridge of the glasses must fit the width of your nose for the glasses to fit properly. If the glasses do not fit properly on the nose, this can quickly lead to headaches or pressure points. In addition, if the glasses do not fit properly, the optical center calculated during lens centering can also slip, causing optimal visual performance to suffer.
WIDTH AND HEIGHT OF GLASSES
The next thing to consider is the field of vision. In order not to feel restricted, you have to choose a sufficiently large lens here so that the eye can also capture outer zones of vision. However, the lens should only be large enough so that the eyebrows are still visible and it is not wider than the face. Sunglasses are different. Here, the eyebrows are often intentionally covered to achieve perfect sun protection. The width and height of the lenses are measured at the widest and highest point of the lens. The optimal point to look through is in the middle.
The temple length is important for your wearing comfort. It is adjusted by the optician because the temple must sit optimally. The glasses have no support if the temples have too much play. If they are too short, the glasses sit too rigidly, which in turn can lead to pressure points and consequently to headaches.
THE LEVEL OF CORRECTION VALUES OF GLASSES
THE RIGHT GLASSES FOR YOUR PERSONALITY
Just as important as choosing the right outfit for the occasion, glasses play a crucial role in your appearance. The glasses shape the face immensely. How you are perceived as a personality is determined by the design of the frame. For this reason, it is important to think about whether you generally want to appear more sporty or more classic-elegant. However, many also prefer it extravagant or feminine-romantic.