EyewearWhether they are career women or stay-at-home parents, mothers tend to have a very busy schedule—especially when it comes to updating their look. Much like clothes, glasses do not fit everyone the same way, and while trying on as many frames as possible can help you find the perfect fit, it is an unrealistic scenario to most people. At Valley Eyecare Center we know how important it is to choose eyewear without wasting time, which is why we have put together this short guide to help you narrow down your choices.

Face Shape

When choosing you glasses, you should take your face shape under consideration.

Oval: Look for frames that are as wide as the broadest part of your face—these will maintain the natural balanced proportions of an oval face.

Round: Frames shaped like a square or rectangle can help your face look longer and slimmer, adding balance to round features.

Square: Look for narrow, oval or round frame styles that sit high on the bridge of your nose. These will soften the appearance of the angles of a square face.

Oblong: To balance your face, opt for frames that have more depth than width, contrasting temples or sit low on your nose bridge.

Heart: Look for glasses with low-set temples and bottom heavy frame lines, round frames with curved edges, and square frames with round edges. These will help minimize the appearance of a broad forehead.

Base-down Triangle: Look for heavy-top frames (such as cat-eyes) to draw away attention from wide cheeks and chin.

Diamond: Frames that are wider than the cheekbones or curve up are ideal for this face shape. Look for cat-eye and oval eyeglass frames to accentuate your features.

Skin Tone

Cool: If your skin has a cool tone, you should opt for colors such as black, plum, gray, magenta, blue, mauve, pink, and silver. These will bring out your undertones.

Warm: Avoid pastels, as well as black and white frames. Earth tones such as gold, khaki, brown, beige, copper, peach, red, warm blue, eggshell, coral, orange, and dark green are the most flattering colors for your skin tones.

Treat yourself with new frames for mother’s day! Stop by one of our Valley Eyecare Center locations today!