Do you want to take the mystery out of purchasing your reading glasses online?
Shop with confidence knowing exactly how they will look once they are on your face by referencing our style expert advice pages. Here you will find valuable tips and advice on how to narrow down your selection to find the frames and styles that will best on you.
To make it simple, focus on two main aspects of yourself to find the right readers. Your Complexion and your "face shape".
Discover Your Face Shape
If you just asked yourself; "what in the world is my face shape?" no worries, we have that answer for you too. You can simply ask a loved one (however, to preserve the love, some of you may prefer to find the answer out yourself.) To do this, simply look in the mirror and answer these easy questions:
- (Height and Width) Is my face longer than wide? or is it about even in both dimensions?
- Is my face wider up top than towards the bottom? or vice versa? or pretty even all the way down?
- Do I have strong angles on my face, or is it more curved?
Now leave the mirror and draw that shape you saw on a piece of paper. Chances are, that shape you just drew is pretty close to the face shape you should be shopping for!
We will keep it simple by deciding if your face closely matches to a round, square, oval, or heart shape.
How to Match A Face Shape With A Reading Glasses Frame
A few key pointers regarding eyeglass shapes:
- It is recommended to find reading glasses frames that contrast with your face shape.
- The overall frame width should be close to your overall face width.
- Round - A face that is round has curved outline with the overall length and width proportions being approximately equal. A pair of glasses that are angular and narrow will lengthen and help to make a round face appear thinner. Rectangular reading glasses usually go very well on round faces.
- Square - A face that has similar proportions in the length and width, as well as a strong jawline coupled with a broad forehead usually leads to a square face shape. Look for frames that will soften the facial angles and are wider than they are longer. This will lengthen the face and lead to a narrower appearance. Oval shaped lenses usually go very well with square face shapes.
- Oval - An oval face is longer than it is wide. Using a frame that has vertical height will make the face appear shorter and well balanced. Look for frames that are deep from top to bottom, this covers a portion of the extended cheeks. Look for fun and exciting temples to add extra width to the face as well.
- Heart - A heart shaped face is wider up top and narrows towards the chin. (Both men and women can have heart shaped faces.) Look for frames that are wider at the bottom than at the top. Lighter frames and rimless designs go very well with heart shaped faces.
Compliment Your Complexion With Your Glasses
You've got your face shape figured out, now let's move on to colors!
A few key pointers regarding frame color selection:
- The color of your reading glasses should complement your personal coloring.
- Is your skin tone cool or warm? look for frame colors that match your skin base.
Skin coloring - Are you a warm or cool complexion? A warm complexion a yellowish tone about it, while a cool complexion pink or blue undertones.
If you are a warm complexion person, consider frames that are colored: Gold, Khaki, Tan, Camel, Orange, Red, Blonde, etc.
If you have a cool complexion, consider frames that are colored: Black, Red-Brown, Dark Tortoise, Pink, Blue, Amber, etc.
Most important, have fun with your eyewear. Eyeglasses are the ultimate accessory. Find pairs that will suit your mood, appearance, outfit or occasion. Whatever it is, remember to smile and laugh, so your reading glasses will always look fabulous.