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How to choose glasses that match your face shape, features and size can be confusing
as there is a large selection of spectacles styles and colour.
Tip: A good start is to aim for the frame colour that is the best feature of your
face. Eg hair colour, eye colour etc
Glasses frames with bold colours may suit darker hair and complexions.
Lighter glasses colour may suit those with long hair - because the hair may be the
striking feature of the person and so may not want spectacles to clash.
If you have striking eye colour - then try matching it with the colour of the frames.
Long noses - go for frames that rest lower on the nose as it can appear to shorten
the length of the nose.
A bridge of the frame is the middle section that sits on the nose.
Short noses - go for frames that sit higher with a high set bridge.
A wide nose - can be flattened by a wide bridge
Narrow nose - can appear to be flatter by a high bridge.
Rimless glasses are useful for those who want to be discreet.
The rimless glasses have no outside frame - just the lenses. The rimless glasses
may also suit lighter or greyer colour hair - and also suit those with paler complexions.
A high glasses prescription may not work well in rimless or thin metal frames - as
the thickness may show up.
TIP - with a high glasses prescription, go for a smaller glasses frame - as then
the lenses wont be as thick. Also try to get thinner lenses - see Choice of Lenses
A thicker glasses frame may help to hide the thickness of a high strength glasses
Some choose a strong bold plastic frame so they can make a statement with the glasses
frame standing out.
A round face may suit a rectangular glasses frame style.
An oval face - go for glasses that are as wide as the broadest part of the face.
A square face - try narrow oval glasses frames.
For more detailed discussion and finding out your face shape, click on Glasses and
Facial Shapes for more information.
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