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How to choose the perfect eyeglasses?

If your optician has broken the news that you need to start wearing glasses, or you’re simply looking to switch things up from your usual eyewear, you might be wondering what it takes to choose the perfect pair of eyeglasses.

There’s no denying how difficult it can be – especially considering the number of different shapes and styles available – and we completely understand the struggle. After all, glasses aren’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ kind of accessory.

However, there are some ways to help narrow down your options and to determine which frames would best flatter your face and help showcase your personality.

In this article, our expert opticians in Formby share some top tips on how you can choose the perfect eyeglasses.

Identify your face shape

When the time comes to choose your new frames, considering the shape of your face is an incredibly important thing to consider.

There are five main face shapes, including:

  • Oval – proportional, with narrowing at the temples and chin
  • Round – proportional, with length and width virtually equal
  • Square – proportional, with elongated forehead and jawline
  • Triangular – wider forehead, narrower chin and angular cheeks
  • Heart – wider forehead, narrower chin and more rounded cheeks

There are complimentary frames for every face shape, that can help balance your look and enhance your best features.

If you have an oval-shaped face, all frames will look amazing on you, whereas if you have a heart or diamond-shaped face, for example, round frames (that are thicker on the top) will help balance a smaller chin.

Choose colours that complement your skin tone

The colour of your frames is what will really help you to express your style and personality – but, unless you’re looking to stand out and make a bold fashion statement, you should determine which colours best suit your skin tone.

As a general rule of thumb, just think of the colour of clothes you feel most comfortable and confident in.

The same applies to the colour of your glasses.

If you have cool-toned skin, black, grey, and blue shades will look best, and if you have warmer skin, tans, pinks, and reds will work well.

Functionality is key

Aside from helping you to look trendy and chic, your eyeglasses need to be functional.

Each of us spends our days differently, which is why it’s so important to consider your lifestyle and hobbies whilst you’re shopping around for new frames.

Maybe you have a labour-intensive job and need a sturdy pair of eyeglasses to help you through the day? Or your hobbies mean that you need your glasses to be within reach at all times?

Whatever your day looks like, you’re bound to find the perfect pair of eyeglasses that are functional and stylish.

Consider your personal style

Your style preferences are what matter the most when it comes to choosing your new glasses.

You should choose whatever makes you feel most comfortable and confident regardless of your face shape and colours that compliment your skin tone. If you feel good wearing them, that’s all that matters!

Shop designer eyewear at Silver & Rose

No matter the kind of glasses you’re looking for, you’re sure to find the perfect pair here at Silver & Rose.

We stock a range of stunning frames from a selection of well-known designer brands – including Gucci, Ray Ban and Jimmy Choo – to budget frames, classic and retro designs.

To find out more about our selection of eyeglasses, or for help choosing the perfect pair, don’t hesitate to contact our Formby opticians.

Call +44 1704 831117 to chat with us directly, or email us at and we’ll respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

Why not visit our opticians in Formby and try on a couple of different frames to see which you like best?

We’re open every Monday-Saturday, and look forward to meeting you!

+44 1704 831117