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How to Choose Frames for Your Glasses

Saptakee Sengupta
The process of choosing frames for your glasses is simplified when you know the different types of frames that are available and what would suit you the best. The shape and size of the glass and your facial features need to be taken into account while determining the frame for your eye wear. Read this story to get a clearer idea.
Selecting an eyeglass frame for the first time is quite a memorable experience, because your appearance and personality gets completely transformed with the new specs. You also come to know the versatile designs of frames and the one that would suit you the best.
It's indeed exciting to analyze the way you look while trying the latest designs. If you are one amongst those who has been newly prescribed with a correctional glass, then this article will be of much use to you. We have provided you some tips on how to choose frames for your glasses, and the right method of selecting a frame that would look best on you.

Choosing Frames for Your Glasses: An Overview

If you step into an eye glass store, I'm sure you will be utterly confused to see the numerous designs that they offer to customers. Although fashion remains one of the important factors for choosing an eye glass, you must consider your comfort first.
Do not end up buying a fancy eye wear that would make you feel unpleasant and look artificial. Try different types of frames and purchase a pair in which you feel comfortable the most.
The weight of the frame also counts to your comfort zone. Plastic frames are much lighter than metal frames, and are preferred over heavy weight glasses. Make sure that the frame does not leave behind marks on your face or nose due to regular use.

Glass Types

The measurement of small frames lie in the range of 130 - 139 mm, while the size of large frames is more than 150 mm. Medium-sized frames measure between 140 - 149 mm. The size of the frame would further depend upon your facial structure and its dimensions.
Also consider the diameter, bridge and the temple of the lens, for determining the frame. A rimless frame matches up rectangular glasses, while full rim frames suit almost all types of glasses (round, oval, square, rectangular, etc). Half rimmed frames or semi-rimless frames have rims on the top, while the lower portion of the glass is devoid of rims.
Such type of frames suit rectangular glasses. When your forehead, chin line and temple is small, then you should prefer wearing a semi rimmed or a full rimmed specs. Rimless frames have the ability to tone down the broadness of your face and the width of your forehead.
A balance between your face and the frame is maintained when you know tricks of choosing the right kind of eye wear. Square glasses of geeky style (nerd glasses) usually have thick rims made up of fiber, plastic or horns.

Facial Features

Now comes the question, 'how to choose eyeglass frames for your face shape'. If your face has a round shape, then never opt for circular frames, because they intensify the diameter of your face, rendering a fuller look. Instead, opt for rectangular frames with moderately thick rims.
The same trick applies to an oval face as well. A long and thin face deserves eye glasses that are substantially wide, having an elaborate rim. Frames that have been embellished at the corners also emphasize their facial features. Circular glasses with metal rims suit triangular, square and heart shaped faces.
You can opt for any type of frame if your jaw lines are well defined. Diamond shaped faces have a very narrow temple and chin, and people having such features should prefer wearing oval or square frames. Wide and deep frames tone down angular features present in an oblong face.
If you are intensely fond of the latest eye wear trends, then try to blend the retro and edgy frames with the shape of your glass as much as possible. Observe yourself in the mirror again and again from different angles to see how you look in the specs you are about to choose.