When it comes to choosing suitable glasses, different people have different opinions , but one widely accepted method is to choose frames based on your face shape and lenses based on your needs. Speaking of face shape and glasses, take a look at the image below to get a glimpse.
Suitable glasses can enhance facial vitality and create better styles. The basic principle for matching face shape and frames is that the larger the space occupied by the lenses towards the chin, the shorter the face will appear. Narrow lenses or frames worn higher will make the lower half of the face appear longer. So, how big should the glasses be? When others see you wearing a new pair of glasses, the first thing to catch their attention is not the frame, but your nose. People with short noses should wear brightly colored nose pads, and the frame should snugly fit against the forehead. People with long noses should draw attention to the nose bridge. Wearing wider and tighter frames can make the nose appear shorter. Apart from matching with clothing and personality, the choice of glasses style and color also needs to consider face shape.
Face Shape and Glasses Matching Tips:
(1) Round Face: A round face is characterized by round cheeks, a rounded forehead, and a generally circular appearance with a wide chin. With so many round contours, it is recommended to wear glasses with more distinct angles. Choosing round wire frames can make the face appear even rounder. Wide frames with slanted edges can also make the face appear a bit longer.
(2) Long Face: A typical long face is characterized by a high forehead, prominent jawbone, and a slightly longer chin. Wearing suitable glasses can make the face appear wider and shorter. Wide-nose bridges and dark-colored temples can break the straight lines of a long face. Because wide and large frames can cover more of the lower half of the face, it is recommended for people with long faces to wear this type of glasses.
(3) Oval Face: The widest part of an oval face is in the cheekbone area and smoothly tapers towards both sides of the forehead and chin. If the selected glasses have an appropriate shape and proportion, they can match an oval face perfectly.
(4) Square Face: A square face is characterized by a wide forehead, well-defined facial angles, high and wide jawbones, and less distinct sides. Wearing glasses with round or oval frames can soften the facial contours. Wearing brightly colored metallic frames can also eliminate the harshness of this face shape.
(5) Triangle Face: For this angular face shape, round or oval frames are highly recommended to soften the harsh lines of the face. A pair of streamlined glasses can help balance the sharper and shorter chin.
(6) Heart-shaped Face: A heart-shaped face has a wide and flat forehead, a pointed chin that forms a triangular shape, and jawbones that are almost level with the eyes. The lower part of this face shape has smooth and symmetrical lines, so it is recommended to wear glasses that create vertical lines on the face to compensate for the wider and flatter upper part. It is best to choose oval-shaped frames with distinct lines.
How to Determine Your Face Shape: Take a profile picture of yourself with your hair pulled back, revealing the hairline. Take a front-facing photo using a camera or smartphone, transfer it to a computer, and use drawing tools to outline your facial contour. By comparing the face shape classification chart below, you will be able to identify your own face shape.
Glasses Care: The simplest and most effective way to clean glasses is to add a few drops of detergent in running water for cleaning and then use a soft cotton cloth to dry the glasses. When you are away from home, you can use the microfiber cloth provided by optical stores to clean your glasses. If using a glasses cleaning agent to clean the lenses, make sure the lenses are wet. To prevent lens fogging, you can use a dry cloth to dry them. Stubborn oils, such as those sprayed from cooking pots, are best cleaned with specialized glasses cleansers or by soaking them in an optical ultrasonic cleaner.
Do not expose plastic lenses to high temperatures (such as placing them on the dashboard of a car exposed to direct sunlight).
When not wearing glasses, it is safest to keep them in a case to prevent scratches, distortion, and exposure to sunlight.