What Eyewear Suits My Face?

When considering a new eyewear purchase - the most common question that comes to mind is - “what eyewear suits my face?”

There are a few key factors you should pay attention to when finding the perfect eyewear fit.

Most importantly you should consider: face width, face height, bridge size and temple length. In this post, we will provide you with a concise overview of how to select the perfect fitting eyewear frame!



Let’s start with face width, the two things to look at is how wide or narrow your face is. This will determine the eye-size measurement - which comes in many variations to accommodate both narrow and wide faces. 

Narrow Face

  • Opt for smaller frame sizes to prevent overwhelming facial features.
  • Narrow frames create balance and proportion on narrower faces.

Wide Face

  • Larger frame sizes tend to fit better, avoiding the appearance of glasses being too small.
  • Wide frames provide balance and complement the broader features of the face.

Now for the height of your face, you should consider whether you have a longer or shorter head size (from bottom of chin to top of forehead).

Lens Height or the vertical height of the lenses is crucial for individuals with taller faces. Opt for frames with taller lens heights to adequately cover the eyes and provide sufficient visual correction. Frames with taller lenses help maintain proportion and balance on longer faces, preventing the glasses from appearing too small or undersized.

The next factor to consider is your nose. The "bridge size" is used to help  eyewear frames sit comfortably on the top of your nose. Properly fitted frames should not fall or slip down your nose.

Wider Bridge

  • Essential for individuals with wider noses, ensuring proper fit and comfort.
  • Wider bridges prevent the glasses from sliding down the nose and causing discomfort.

Narrower Bridge

  • Suitable for those with narrower noses, providing a snug fit without pressure points.
  • Narrow bridges maintain stability and prevent slipping for individuals with smaller facial features.

Temple Length

  • Ensure that the temple length extends comfortably behind the ears.
  • Properly fitted temples prevent glasses from slipping or causing discomfort during wear.
  • Consider glasses with adjustable temple tips for a customizable fit.
  • Adjustable temples accommodate different head shapes and sizes, enhancing comfort and stability.

By carefully considering these factors, individuals can select eyewear sizes that not only provide optimal vision correction but also complement their facial structure, enhancing both style and comfort.

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