Looking for a pair of sunglasses that suits your facial structure?
Faces and sunglasses come in all shapes and sizes, and there’s a style of shades to complement every face.
On top of that, most of these styles are available in prescription sunglasses nowadays, and some of them can even double as prescription glasses and sunglasses if you get Transitions lenses.
But first things first: finding sunglasses for your face shape requires that you know what face shape you have!
You can use a ruler to measure your face shape if you’re not sure what you fall under after reading this list, or you can trace your face shape on a mirror using a bar of soap or a dry-erase marker.
Once you know your face shape, you can start contemplating which sunglasses styles will work best with your face. There are certain styles that work best with specific face shapes, and there are certain styles that should be avoided by certain face shapes as well.
Here is a simple guide to what works and what doesn’t for each face shape:
This list is not exhaustive and there are sometimes exceptions, but, on average, you can trust this guide to be quite consistent for what works for your face shape.
Finding sunglasses online that work for your face is not easy since you can’t try them on. On the other hand, it’s nice to be able to browse without the pressure of heavy sales tactics you’ll find at many sunglasses boutiques.
If you are shopping for prescription sunglasses, you will find that there are prescription sunglasses options for all frame styles listed above. Some of the smaller frame styles can double as sunglasses and regular everyday “street” glasses if they’re purchased in prescription with Transitions lenses.
If you have any questions about your face shape or what’s right for you, give us a call or leave a comment below! Thanks for reading, and happy shopping!
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