Styles of Eyeglasses

Glasses for Your Face Shape

While our primary focus is always your eye care, we understand that looking your best is important too. That’s why we’re here to help you choose the right frames for your personality, appearance and lifestyle. See how we can help find the perfect pair of prescription glasses for your face shape and skin tone.

Types of Face Shapes

When shopping for a pair of glasses, you want to choose a frame that compliments your face and enhance your best features. Your face shape can help determine which frames will look the best on you. Follow this simple guide to see what styles of glasses by face shape work best:

Oval

An oval shape typically has balanced proportions with a slightly curved jawline that is narrower than the forehead. While this face shape looks good with almost every style of glasses, looking for a frame that is as wide as the broadest part of your face is the most ideal.

  • Frames to Try: Frames that aren’t too deep or narrow, such as walnut-shaped, square, aviator or rectangle frames

  • Frames to Avoid: Oversized and geometric styles

Pear

A pear shape has a narrow forehead that widens at the cheek and chin area. These faces typically have less prominent cheekbones, so the frames you choose should help add width while complimenting the upper part of the face.

  • Frames to Try: Cat-eye shapes, bowline, oval and aviator styles

  • Frames to Avoid: Square, round or oval shapes

Heart

A heart-shaped face has a broader forehead, defined cheekbones and a narrow chin. To help reduce the width appearance of the forehead, you’ll want to go with thinner frames that are wider at the bottom.

  • Frames to Try: Rectangle, round and geometric styles

  • Frames to Avoid: Oval, browline and square shapes

Round

A round face is typically perfectly circular and is as long as it is wide without prominent cheekbones. Ideal glasses frames for this face shape will help narrow and elongate the face.

  • Frames to Try: Large and bold styles in rectangle, square or aviator shapes

  • Frames to Avoid: Oval and browline glasses

Diamond

A diamond shape face will often have a narrow forehead and jawline with enhanced cheekbones. The ideal glasses frames for this face shape will help balance out the facial features.

  • Frames to Try: Round, cat-eye, browline or oval glasses

  • Frames to Avoid: Square or rectangle glasses

Square

A square face shape has both a wide jawline and a wide forehead. Glasses for this face shape should add softness, structure and balance.

  • Frames to Try: Cat-eye, round or browline glasses

  • Frames to Avoid: Smaller, rectangular glasses

All the best brands. Genuine quality frames.

From sophisticated and cool to relaxed and casual, your frames should match your personality. At Pearle Vision, you can choose from dozens of designer eyewear brands, fashion collections and private-label frames to let your own style shine.

Whether you’re looking to buy your first pair of glasses, replace an old pair or find sunglasses for your face shape, our eye care experts can help you find the right fit. Book an appointment at your local Pearle Vision EyeCare Center and we’ll help match you with the right eyewear for your face shape and your lifestyle.

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