Selecting glasses to suit your face shape can seem like a daunting task. 

Not sure what glasses fit your face shape? With so many frame options available, it can be difficult to know where to start.

There are basic principles that we follow to assist you in selecting the most flattering eyewear for your face shape:


Oval faces are well proportioned and characterised by a narrow forehead, with a slightly narrower chin. Don’t be afraid to try bold colours and alternative materials. The only tip is to perhaps stay away from heavy looking frames as they may dominate smaller features.


A heart shaped face is slender at the jaw line and wider at the cheekbones and forehead. The key is to create balance between your forehead and jaw line. Avoid semi rimless designs that dominate the top half of your face, this will make your forehead appear wider. Instead opt for bottom-heavy styles that draw your attention downward or thin, round frames to soften your forehead.


Soft, curvy designs provide the perfect contrast for this face shape. Square faces tend to be proportional in length and width with a strong jawline, broad forehead and wide cheekbones. We recommend classic ovals, cat eye shapes and rounded shapes and suggest avoiding angular frames as they can emphasise dominant bone structures.


when selecting frames for a round face, look for shapes that create definition and angles to your curved features. Wide, angular, geometric and rectangular frames are ideal. These will make your face appear narrower and longer. Round styles should be avoided as they highlight a round face structure.

With so many options to consider when selecting a pair of frames it can be difficult to know where to start. Your local ProVision Optometrist has the expertise and knowledge to help you select the right frame for your face shape, as well as your lifestyle needs.

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