When choosing a new pair of eyeglasses it's always best to do so in person. Being able to try them on and look in the mirror is invaluable during the selection process. Here are a few pointers on choosing eyeglasses from Kilgo Eye Care, where we have helped residents of Asheville, Fletcher, Hendersonville, Brevard, and Weaverville with eye care services for many years.
Figure Out Your Face Shape
This can be a great quick guide to help determine which frame shape will most complement your face.
- Round Face: A round face looks great with the contrast of square or rectangular frames. Also, aviators are extremely flattering.
- Square Face: Narrow frames are a great choice for square faces.
- Oval Face: Lucky ovals tend to look great with any style frame.
- Diamond Face: With broad cheekbones and a narrow chin and forehead, diamond faces are well-suited to lenses with prominent brow lines as well as cat eyes and rimless.
Face Shape Isn't Everything
Are you feeling bummed that the style you had your heart set on doesn't suit your face shape? Remember these aren't hard and fast rules. Most faces are somewhat in-between shapes. With a wide variety of choices in every style, we have lots of options that will go great with a wide variety of face shapes.
Another consideration to help you choose your eyeglasses is color. For those with a warm skin tone, more neutral shades are best such as browns, beiges, golds, lighter turquoises, and olive green. For those with a cooler skin tone, dark and contrasting colors look great, such as silver or black, dark turquoise, and strong colors like blue and purple. One of the most fun parts of finding new glasses is looking for the color that best compliments your eye color.
Fit Is Important
Choosing the right eyeglasses isn't just about them looking great, they have to feel great as well. Life is too short to wear uncomfortable glasses, and your vision will be better for having properly fitting eyewear.
Does the Style Match Your Personality?
This is one of the most important considerations in finding the right pair of eyeglasses. You should choose the frames that make you happy and also fit your lifestyle. You'll want a pair that can keep up with your activity level and also reflects your personality. We all have many facets of our personality, which can mean choosing more than one pair.
Schedule an Eye Exam Today
Call Kilgo Eye Care today at (828) 676-3260 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor.