How to find eyewear to suit your face shape

October 31, 2016

Almost all of us will need prescription glasses at some point in our lives, particularly as we get older.

However, buying your first pair can be a daunting task. With so many different frame shapes and styles to choose from, how will you know which one is right for you? After all, glasses today are as much of a fashion accessory as a medical device, and if you know how to select the right pair of frames, there’s no reason why you can’t get your 20-20 vision back and look great at the same time.

Luckily, the SmartBuyGlasses team is here to help! They advise that the trick is to identify your face shape, and choose frames that can complement it.

Discover all you need to know about shopping for eyewear online and finding the perfect sunglasses or glasses for your face shape. This video will help you understand how to match your face shape with the right eyewear.

Discovering your face shape

To determine your face shape, look in the mirror and outline the shape of your face with a bar of soap.


Once you’ve done this, step back and look at the shape you’ve just drawn.


If you have a strong jaw with roughly the same width as your forehead, and your cheeks and the sides of your face are straight, you have a Square face shape.

A square face shape works best with glasses that are softer and rounder to balance your angular features.


If your face is pretty much the same width and length, creating a circle-like shape, and your face is widest at your cheekbones, then it’s safe to say you have a Round face shape.

You should look for straighter styles to add angles to your face and you should try to stay away from styles which are round.


If your face is longer than it is wide, your forehead and jawline are roughly the same width, and your jawline is slightly rounded, then you have the most versatile face shape: Oval.

The sky’s the limit and you can wear almost any shape, but you should try to avoid oversized frames.


If you have stand-out cheekbones, a broad forehead and a narrow, almost pointy jaw, then you have a Heart-shaped face.

Soft shapes look great and you should try to avoid boxy or rectangular frames, which will only highlight the width of your cheeks. You should also try to avoid styles which are too heavy or bold.

Eyewear to suit your face shape

The general rule is to go for shapes that counter-balance your face shape.

For rounder face shapes, sharp frames will straighten up your look and softer frame styles will complement more angular facial features.

If you’re ready to find the perfect pair, head on over to where you can find all of the latest styles and most popular eyewear brands, such as Ray-Ban, Tom Ford, Oakley, Bolle, Puma, AM Eyewear and more!




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