If you wear eyeglasses, you know that they greatly affect the way you look. However, you may not know how the color, shape, and width of the frames can change the way your face is perceived. There are several criteria that you should use to evaluate your next pair of eyeglasses to make sure that the frames make you look your best. If you need to see the optometrist for an eye exam and to get new eyeglasses in Rogers or St. Michael, MN, the optometry professionals at EyeWest Vision Clinic & Optical are ready to assist you.
You may be tempted to look only at frames that are your favorite color. However, this may leave your frame color clashing with your coloring. Think about the colors that generally make you look your best. Those are likely colors that would work the best with frames. If you aren't sure, hold a pair of frames up to your skin and then your hair to ensure that they go well with both. If they complement each other, your frames will look great and compliment your look.
There are countless shapes that eyeglass frames are available in. Not every frame shape will compliment your features. The ultimate goal of choosing a frame shape is to pick a shape that makes your face look more ovular. The oval is the most harmonious face shape, and you should work with your face's shape to give your face this look. First, assess your face shape. Then, try a few shapes to see how well they go with that shape. For example, a person with a square face may choose ovular frames to give their face more roundness.
The width of the frames can also affect how your face looks. You can use the width of the frames to balance your face. Take a look at your face and see if any features stand out. If you have a square jaw, for instance, wide frames on your eyeglasses can help to balance out that feature. If you have a wide forehead that stands out, narrower frames can help to de-emphasize it.
Choose Your Eyeglasses
When you want your eyeglasses to look as good as possible on your face, it's important to pay attention to all of these factors. If you need to see an optometrist in Rogers or St. Michael, MN, call one of our offices to schedule your time for an eye exam.