Best Reading Glasses for
Your Shape of Face

Your Face Shape
Have you spent hours agonizing over which reading glasses to buy, yet you still ended up with a pair that elicits funny looks from friends and strangers? Do you wish you knew someone who could tell you which reading glasses look cool on you? Unfortunately, not everyone has that kind of talented friend. And most of us don’t have the skills of the stylists and designers who instinctively know which designer reading glasses will look good—and which will not.

Best reading glasses for a triangular face
If your face is triangular in shape, then the most dominant part of your face is the lower half. You must admit your cheek and chin are wider than your obviously narrow forehead. Do not despair. Think of Eric Bana and Julia Roberts. You have what many beauticians refer to as a charming pear-shaped face. Why charming? The triangular face allows its owner a lot of latitude with their reading glasses. They can get away with cat-eye frames, aviator style reading glasses, semi-rimless frames, and low-temple styles. The only thing to remember is to add width to the eye to make your face appear wider.

Softening the square face with chic reading glasses
If your face resembles a square, then you have a wide forehead and very strong jaw line. You have many angles on your face, which is interesting since your face is reminiscent of Bruce Willis and Jamie Lee Curtis. Your face projects a powerful personality, which is a good thing when you are trying to win hostile negotiations. But that face is not advantageous when you are trying to win over friends or sell a product. To soften your lines, the frames of your reading glasses should be curved. And when you consider designer reading glasses, make sure the left and right edges of the frames escape the shape of your face. That will create the illusion of a softer and longer face.

Sophisticated reading glasses for circular faces
If your face is round, people probably mistake you for younger than you really are. Kate Winslet and Drew Barrymore are classic examples of circular, round face shapes. You have a babyish face, which is nice in some ways, but sometimes people don’t take you seriously. You must reduce the curviness of your face by selecting reading glasses with angular frames. Examine the frames and make sure the horizontal width is longer than the vertical height. And most importantly, make sure the bridge between the eyes is distinct and easily seen. For glamor, choose colored temples, or ones that have sparkling rhinestones.

Defining the balanced oval face with reading glasses
If your face is oval, then you’re lucky because you have the most balanced of faces. You share the same face shape as some of Hollywood’s hottest stars, including Sharon Stone, Tyra Banks, and Cindy Crawford. You have high cheekbones. Your chin is narrower than your forehead. And sadly but luckily, you don’t have doll-like big round eyes. All you need to do is to maintain that beautiful balance. Choose reading glasses with frames that are neither too small nor too big. Make sure the frames will be wider than the widest part of your face. The regretful news is that you can’t opt for ornate designer reading glasses. But then again, there is no need to fancy-up anything about your face. You have a perfectly balanced face.

Offsetting your oblong face with reading glasses
If your face is oblong, you have a well-defined cheek line with a face that‘s longer and narrower than most. You probably suffered a teasing or two about your long nose, as did the celebrities who have this face shape, such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Janet Jackson. Now that you’re wearing reading glasses, you can affect the overall appearance of your face and mask its apparently oblong shape. You have three basic choices when it comes to the frames of reading glasses. These are round frames, low-triangle frames, and semi-rimless frames. If you are comfortable with decorative temples, get them because they will make your face appear wider and shorter. As for your nose, choose a bridge that’s set low.

Sparkling the diamond face with chic reading glasses
If your face is diamond in shape, you possess the rarest of face shapes, placing you in a league with Katherine Hepburn and Sophia Loren. You have high cheekbones, but your forehead and your chin are small. Your cheeks attract the most attention. Fortunately, choosing your reading glasses is easy because you can wear popular rimless frames, cat-eye shapes, and oval frames. Your goal in selecting heavy-on-top reading glasses is to widen the forehead. Therefore, if you can swing it, get designer reading glasses that have details along the brow lines.

Easy glasses for heart-shaped faces
And finally, if your face is heart-shaped, you probably think that your forehead is too wide and your chin is too narrow. With your high cheekbones, you already know that too few reading glasses suit the shape of your face. That’s the reason Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry rarely wears sunglasses. But if you must wear reading glasses, the safe choice is the rimless frame. Make sure you avoid in-your-face bright colors. Depending on how narrow is your chin or how wide is your forehead, you can probably get away with aviators, butterfly styles, and any other style of frame that’s wider at the bottom than at the top.

The material provided on this site is for informational purposes only. It does not replace the advice of your eye care professional. Have your eyes examined regularly and always follow your eye care professional’s instructions. If you experience any pain, discomfort, or visual distortion, consult your eye care professional immediately.