There are many types of faces, and different styles of glasses suit different shapes of faces. When buying your glasses, it can be difficult to decide if they look good on you, or not. The first thing you need to think about is the shape of your face. The different shape categories include:
A square face tends to be angular with a strong horizontal jawline and a square chin. It is also common for square-faced people to have broad foreheads. If you think your face is too square and wish to play down your angles, then wearing glasses with colour can help to divert attention away from face shape. What colour glasses you should choose depends on your hair colouring. For example, if you are blonde; green, coral or red are usually best; while, if you are a brunette or have black hair, opt for darker colours.
When you are choosing glasses, you are usually looking to soften and balance the sharp angles. The right frames can make your face appear longer – oval glasses tend to be the best for this. Avoid, if you can, square and geometric frames.
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Some people may have to change their prescription frequently, whereas others may not need to for many years. Your optometrist is the best person to make a judgement as to whether your glasses need changing.
You may feel like you can see perfectly with your current glasses, but your old lenses may be working against you. Even if you aren’t noticing any problems, it’s important to have your eyes tested and glasses checked regularly.
If you wear glasses, you need to have an eye test at least every two years to allow your optometrist to assess your vision. They will take certain factors into account and provide you with the best options.
Factors such as damage to the lens, age, eye health and improvements in technology all make a difference when it comes to updating your glasses. If you are using an outdated prescription, your glasses may be causing eye strain, which can lead to headaches and migraines.
In addition, technology is constantly evolving and in the two years between recommended eye tests, there may have been improvements to lenses that will benefit you and provide you with a greater level of vision.
Optometrists recommend that adults over 16 years of age have their eyes tested every two years and those over 70 once a year. Children should also have their eyes tested annually.
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AR stands for Anti-Reflection. An Anti-Reflection coating helps stop glare, so is ideal for driving and computer use. They also make the lenses appear clearer to others, so they can see your eyes and not reflections on the lenses.
Yes, all our sunglasses can be made to your prescription. You can also have any frame you like tinted to create sunglasses.
When choosing the right frame for you, you should take into account your face shape and the style that you want. Our Guide to Buying Glasses has some pointers that will help you. Our staff are trained in frame styling and will be happy to help you choose the best frame for you.