Fitting Eyeglasses to a Heart Shaped Face

Fitting a pair of eyeglasses to your face type is actually pretty easy when you get the hang of it. These rules will work for any type of frame, including sunglasses, prescription eyeglasses, and reading glasses.

The first thing you will want to do is determine your face style. One easy way is to ask your friends or spouse. They don’t need to go in to too much detail here. Ask them if your face is shaped more like an oval, square or rectangle, triangle or heart, or if it is round like a circle. If they are honest with you, trust their answer.

An alternative way to figure out your face shape is to take a look in the mirror and decide for yourself. To help you out, draw an outline in the mirror of your face with lipstick or use your finger over a light steam on the mirror. What shape did you just draw?

Now that you know your face shape, what style frame will most compliment it? For this article we will address the triangle or heart shaped face. This face shape is defined by a broad forehead leading to a more narrow mouth and chin.

When selecting a pair of eyeglasses, look for a frame that has a thin rim, avoid heavy bottom rims. This will help to balance out the lower portion of your face and jaw line.

Selecting a frame with squared sides that have a vertical element to them will accentuate the overall face shape.

For the top portion of the frame, look for angled styles or those that will contour the brow bone.

Look for frames where the temples meet the lenses higher up. If the temples contact the frame too low, the frame will ride to high and will not look good. If you select a frame with nose pads, this will help you in adjusting the frame height to suit your face.

So to recap; triangle and heart shaped faces want thin frames with vertical elements that will not ride too high on the face. See how easy that was? Now you can shop easily and comfortably for the perfect eyeglass frame for your face.