Finding out that you are now going to need to wear glasses to see well can be an eye opener (no pun intended). The fact of the matter is, wearing glasses can give you a completely different look, but that does not mean that the new look has to be bad. Truthfully, when an individual knows a little about picking the best frames for their face, glasses can actually look like a complementing accessory that highlights their best features. If you are going to be picking out new frames, there are a few things that you should know which can help you along the way.

Some facial shapes naturally work better with specific frame shapes.

Eyeglass frames come in an assortment of shapes and sizes, from rounded to rectangular, wide-set and narrow. Before you pick a certain style, get familiar with the shapes that best flatter certain facial shapes. For example, if you have a rounded face shape, lenses that are slightly square, but not narrowly rectangular, will usually help to give a more balanced appearance. 

You can pick frames that are designed specifically for males or females, but you don't have to. 

When you walk into an optometry store, don't be surprised if the salesperson leads you directly to eyeglasses designed specifically for your gender. Eyeglass frames are often designed to cater to either males or females, but because every face is different without regard to gender, you should not feel obligated to choose frames designed for your gender. For example, if you are a woman but you have a wider face, smaller feminine glasses may look a little small for your face shape. Additionally, you should take a look at unisex eyewear frames, which are versatile enough in size and style to be suitable for men or women.

The color of the frames should be carefully considered. 

Stark black, shiny gold, silver, and even red or tortoise shell colors are all choices you will have when you are looking at eyeglass frames. If you find a specific shape that works well with your face, you may just assume that whatever color they are will just have to do. However, the color of the frames you choose can also make a big difference in how the glasses actually look on your face. For example, glasses with broad black frames may be a bit too much if you have delicate facial features. 

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