The Tips + Tricks On How to Choose Readers That Fit and Flatter

Ready to finalize your reading glasses selection but not sure what style frame will look good on you?  Here are some pointers for correct fit and complimentary looks... 

FRAME SHAPE

  • SHOULD CONTRAST YOUR FACE SHAPE
  • angular shapes slim by adding definition and contours to a full face
  • rounded shapes soften strong facial lines
  • shorten a long face with frames where the temples are attached at the top of the frame (vs. the middle of the lens area)
  • upswept (cat-eye) styles are the secret to face-lifting effects-yes, really!
  • rule breaker- it’s your look, own it   

 FRAME SIZE

  • SHOULD FIT TOTHE WIDEST POINT OF YOUR HEAD
  • choose a frame wide enough to leave enough room on each side of your head to avoid pressure marks
  • keep readers in scale with your face size and stature
  • rule breaker- make it small or oversized for stylish edgy looks

BRIDGE STYLE

  • CHOOSE FOR COMFORT OR TO CONCEAL  
  • METAL OR PLASTIC- it's personal
1- Plastic preformed, non-adjustable bridges
  • appears to shorten your nose
  • the lower the bridge, the more it shortens
  • a keyhole bridge appears to lengthen your nose and it's narrower form makes this a good fit for a thin nose if you don't like nose pads
2- Nosepads- love them or hate them
  • metal frames with adjustable nose pads can be formed to fit a wide or narrow nose and with that usually provides a secure and comfortable fit 

TEMPLE LENGTH

  • THE COMFORT FACTOR
  • should be long enough to fit with a bend around the back of your ears
  • long temples allow for more flexibility in how you like to wear your readers- down your nose or all the way up
  • If your readers are sliding down your nose, you may need a simple temple adjustment. Most optical shops provide this service at no charge

FRAME COLOR

  • CHOOSE TO BLEND, HIGHLIGHT OR MAKE A STATEMENT
  • highlight your eyes by repeating with the same frame color
  • use frame color to accent your highlights, blend or draw attention away from your hair color
  • your choice of frame color can enhance your complexion with the same transforming affects as rouge or lip color
  • switch it out to suit your mood

Since we are all unique individuals and our tastes and facial structures are not all the same, this is just a guide. Because your style is really all about what you like, what feels comfortable to you and how you see yourself and how you want the world to see you. There’s a story behind your choices-tell it.

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