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Five Tips for Selecting the Best Frames for Your Face

Jan 12, 2023
Five Tips for Selecting the Best Frames for Your Face
Choosing glasses feels like a big decision. You’re going to wear them all the time, after all. Fortunately, these tips can help you choose the best frames for your face.

Whether you got your first pair of eyeglasses in childhood or you’re just getting them now, picking frames can feel daunting. You want to love this pair of glasses for the long term. You want them to be a fun accessory while also seamlessly blending with whatever you choose to wear on any given day. 

Fortunately, when you choose the right pair of frames for your face, you get all of that. And our team of eyeglasses specialists at Edwin Y. Endo, OD & Associates is here to help. For starters, we have five tips to help you choose frames that suit your face. We also offer in-person try-ons and fittings at our office in Aiea, Hawaii.

To help yourself choose eyeglasses you love, consider these things. 

1. Pick based on your face shape

Your face shape can guide you here. While people with square faces look great with round frames, for example, people with round faces generally look best with a more angular pair.

Take some time to figure out your face shape. Then, research the best shape of frames based on your face. This will help you narrow down your options so you can find the right eyeglasses for you. 

2. Take your lifestyle into account

Finding the best glasses for your face doesn’t just mean they look good. It also means they work on your face as an accessory that fits into your day.

Maybe that means buying designer frames to blend with the rest of your wardrobe. We offer eyeglasses from:

  • Charmant™
  • Christian Dior®
  • Gucci®
  • Luxottica™
  • Neostyle™
  • Safilo™
  • Tura

Or maybe that means choosing glasses that can stand up to some wear and tear. You might want glasses with sturdy frames if you lead an active lifestyle. We can help you choose the right pair for your daily life — and show you how to protect them during sports and other activities.

3. Consider your screen time

When you’re picking frames for your face, think about functionality, too. If you spend a lot of time looking at screens (e.g., you work on a computer), talk to us about options like blue light-blocking eyeglasses and specialty ones for computer users like the ones from GUNNAR Optiks. 

4. Try them on in person

There are a lot of virtual try-on options today. They’re not necessarily a bad place to start, but you should always try your glasses on in person. You might be surprised just how different the frames look — and feel — once they’re actually on your face. 

5. Get them fitted

To ensure your frames fit your face (literally), don’t skip a fitting. This final step in the eyeglasses process ensures that your frames sit properly on your face. Not only does this ensure your comfort throughout the day, but it also helps your frames look their best, too. 

If you want help choosing the best frames for your face — and your lifestyle — get in touch. Call our office or book your visit online today.