How to Pick Glasses for Your Face Shape 

Nov 1, 2023


How to Pick Glasses for Your Face Shape 

Nov 1, 2023

Shopping for a new pair of glasses is an exciting experience for many people, but choosing the perfect pair of frames for yourself can feel overwhelming. With so many options to choose from, you may have trouble deciding on the right frames for your personality and face shape. But don’t worry; our St. Louis and St. Charles eye doctors are to help! In this blog post, we’ll share some expert tips for picking the best glasses for your face shape.  

Determine your face shape 

The first step in choosing the right glasses for your face is to determine your face shape. There are five main face shapes: round, square, heart, oval, and diamond. To figure out your face shape, pull your hair back and measure the widest part of your forehead, cheekbones, and jawline as well as your face length. You can then use a face shape calculator like Omni Calculator to find out your face shape.  

Once you know your face shape, it’s time to choose the right frames for your features! 

Round face shape 

If you have a round face, your face is widest in the center and narrower at the top and bottom. The best frames for round faces are rectangular, square, cat-eye, and oversized frames. These types of frames help to balance out the roundness of your face.  

Square face shape 

A square-shaped face has a strong jawline and a wide forehead. Square faces generally look best with thin, round frames. Oval and round frames help to soften the angles of your face and add contrast to your jawline.  

Heart face shape 

A heart-shaped face has a wide forehead and a narrow chin. If you have a heart-shaped face, look for frames with thin, rounded edges and a wider bottom. These frames will help balance out the proportions of your face and draw attention to your eyes. Cat-eye frames are also a great option for this face shape. Try to avoid glasses with decorations on the top of the frames.  

Oval face shape 

An oval face is longer than it is wide, with a jaw that is narrower than your cheekbones. If you have an oval face shape, you’re one of the lucky ones! People with an oval-shaped face look good in almost any frame style, including rectangular, square, and round frames. However, we recommend avoiding oversized frames as they can unbalance the even proportions of your face shape.  

Diamond face shape 

Lastly, a diamond face has a narrow forehead and jawline and broad cheekbones. Oval and rimless glasses are great options for this face shape as well as cat-eye glasses. Make sure to avoid glasses that are wider than your cheekbones.


In conclusion, picking the perfect glasses for your face shape doesn’t have to be difficult. By identifying your face shape, you can choose glasses that fit your features and enhance your overall look.  

Overland Optical Family Eye Care is here to help you choose the right pair of glasses for your face shape and that make you feel and look your absolute best. Our experts at our St. Louis and St. Charles optical can recommend the best frames, lenses, and lens treatment options from our extensive collection to meet your unique needs. We also have an on-site lab where we craft custom eyewear to meet your exact specifications and offer same-day or next-day service in many cases. Give us a call at our St. Louis (314-423-3874) or St. Charles eye center (636-949-2900) to schedule your eye exam today.