As with fashion trends and accessories, what looks good on other people might not have the same effect on you, and vice versa. The same goes for eyeglasses.
Your eye doctor from NOVA Vision Center explains how your face shape and skin tone can help you choose eyeglass frames that suit you best. Listed below are the most common facial shapes and the eyeglass styles that suit them.
People with oval-shaped faces look good with just about any type of eyeglass frame, though walnut-shaped eyeglasses may provide maximum aesthetic appeal. You may also experiment with various materials and textures until you find your preferred style.
Angular frames counter the soft features of this facial shape. Eyeglasses that are narrow and rectangular also add length to a round-shaped face.
This face shape is characterized by prominent cheekbones and a narrow chin. If you have a heart-shaped face, choose wide, bottom-heavy frames to balance out your features.
Soften the angles of your face by choosing rounded frames. You can also pick wide-framed or semi-rimless eyeglasses.
The best way to choose the color of your eyeglass frames is by taking your skin tone into account. The easiest way to determine your undertone is to look at the veins on your wrist. Do this under natural lighting for proper assessment. Blue or purple veins are indicative of a cool undertone, while green veins mean you have a warm undertone. If the veins have a tinge of both blue and green, you most likely have a neutral undertone.
Warm – Yellow, gold and peach undertones look best when paired with frames in the same range of color.
Cool – Black, silver, blue and rose gold frames complement cool undertones best.
Neutral – There are no hard limits for this undertone, but try to avoid bright colors as they tend to be overwhelming.
Whatever your facial shape and skin tone may be, NOVA Vision Center offers a wide range of high quality, flattering eyeglass styles and can also perform a comprehensive eye exam to assess your visual acuity. You may call us at (703) 291-0080. We serve Falls Church and Arlington, VA.