Best Glasses for a Round Face

By Gordon Wong, OD on May 30, 2019

A woman with a round face wearing glassesIf you have a round face shape, you want to choose eyeglasses or sunglasses that add more length and definition to your face. At GW Eye Associates in La Jolla, CA, Drs. Gordon C. Wong and Wildon C. Wong offer a wide selection of designer eyewear to help you choose the frames that complement your facial features.

In this blog post, we provide tips for choosing the best glasses for a round face shape.

Do I Have a Round Face Shape?

A round face shape has a similar height and width. In addition, patients with a round face may not have defined cheekbones or a pronounced jawline.

Celebrities with round faces include Selena Gomez, Kirsten Dunst, Drew Barrymore, and Mila Kunis.

When you come to our optical shop in La Jolla, one of our staff members can assist you in determining your face shape, and the styles that will best complement your facial features.

Rectangular Frames

Rectangular frames are an excellent choice for round faces because they are angular and wide - two features that patients with round faces should definitely look for when shopping for glasses.

Square Frames

Square frames are also ideal because the sharp edges contrast with roundness of the face. When shopping for square frames, look for oversized or wide glasses. These features will add more definition to the face.

Cat Eye Frames

Cat eye frames are wide, which can make a round face look thinner. In addition, the upswept frames make the face looker longer.

Colorful Frames

Patients with round faces can choose frames that stand out from their skin tone. Colorful frames in bold colors add more definition to the face. Dark frames also work when they contrast with the skin tone.

Oversized Styles

Oversized frames can elongate a round face. When choosing oversized frames, try to choose some that have angular lines and are wider than your face.

Thick Frames

Patients with round faces can also pull off thick frames in angular shapes. The thick, square frames, also known as hipster glasses, are popular today.

Glasses with Nose Pads

Nose pads prevent glasses from slipping allow and they allow them to sit higher on the face. Patients with a round face and pronounced cheeks or a flat nose may find that glasses with nose pads are more flattering.

What to Avoid?

Patients with round faces should avoid small and round frames.

Round frames can exaggerate the roundness of the face and draw unwanted attention to it. That is why it is important to choose angular-shaped, wide frames that break up and add definition to the face.

In addition, smaller frames can make a round face look larger. Typically, patients with a round face want to choose thicker or oversized frames to make the face look smaller.

Contact Our Practice

We offer a wide selection of glasses at our optical shop in La Jolla. Some of the designer eyewear brands we carry include Oakley®, Ray-Ban®, and Kate Spade. For more information, you can contact us online or call us at (858) 454-4699.

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