Round Face? Here’s How to Choose the Best Frames for Your Face Shape

Finding the perfect eyeglasses frames for a round face can be a challenge, but the right frames can accentuate your best features no matter what your face shape may be. Here are a few tips that can help you select the ideal eyewear for your features and lifestyle. OptiExpress offers a wide selection of designer eyewear in addition to affordable eye exams and contact lens packages. For more details about OptiExpress services, please visit our home page.

If you have a round face and are looking for eyewear that puts your best features forward, here are a few suggestions for selecting the most comfortable and flattering frames.

  1. Choose frames that balance your features. Because round faces tend to lack angularity, it’s best to choose frames that provide contrast. Rectangular or square glasses can help add dimensions to a round face.

  2. Find eyeglasses that are comfortable for faces with large cheeks and/or flatter bridges. Very often people with round faces have facial structures that most eyeglasses aren’t designed for. If you don’t have a pronounced bridge or if your cheeks are round and slightly pronounced, many eyeglass styles will slide down your face uncomfortably or rest on your cheeks, which may leave indentations or lead to breakouts on acne-prone skin. Find frames with nose pads that accentuate grip and allow the frames to stand away from the face.

  3. Don’t choose circular frame styles. Round frames – or John Lennon-inspired frames – can make round faces look rounder. Frames with a horizontal orientation tend to be the most flattering.

  4. Pick colors that suit your style. Selecting colors that highlight your complexion, eye color, hair color, and taste in clothing can help you make an interesting statement.

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OptiExpress founder Dr. J. Michael Witherington has helped the South Western Florida community with dedicated optometry services for more than 20 years. OptiExpress is dedicated to providing affordable, accessible eye health services and products to the Ft. Myers community. In addition to our team of eye care specialists, we offer a one-hour lab on-site, a wide selection of designer frames, and comprehensive eye services. To schedule an eye exam, please visit our contact us section, or drop by our Ft. Myers eye care center today!