With summer upon us, it’s time to start thinking about your summer wardrobe and how to protect your eyes from the sun’s rays.
Long-term exposure to the sun’s UV rays can cause damage to your eyes, from cataracts and muscular degeneration to skin cancer in the surrounding area. Protecting your eyes is important, but sometimes you still want to look good whilst protecting your eyes by choosing the right glasses to suit you.
Glasses for Different Face Shapes
Sunglasses are important for protecting your eyes from harsh UV rays, so should become a part of your regular sunny day wardrobe.
At Reynolds we understand that eyewear trends are constantly evolving, which is why we want you to know how to pick the right sunglasses frame for your face so that you can feel confident whilst keeping your eyes healthy this summer.
Sunglasses for Round or Oval Face Shapes
Round face shapes indicate that you have wide, full cheeks and a rounded chin. For a round face shape, you should look towards square or rectangular frames as they create a visual contrast to the roundness of your face.
Another great choice for a round face shape is the classic cat-eye shade, adding angularity that flatters the softness of a round face.
Avoid round or geometrical shapes as well as the tiny frames you see models on Instagram choosing. Not only will these not suit your face, but they also provide less protection from the sun.
Sunglasses that Suit Square Faces
Whilst those with a rounded face shape should choose angular sunglasses, those with an angular face shape such as a square shape should opt for rounded sunglasses. Circles and ovals help to soften the sharpness of your face.
If round or oval glasses aren’t your style, add interest with butterfly sunglasses or classic aviators.
Choosing Sunglasses for a Heart-Shaped Face
Heart face shapes indicate a wider forehead with a narrower chin. To complement a heart face shape you should choose sunglasses which will accentuate your cheekbones, such as aviators, ovals or rectangles.
For a really flattering pair of sunglasses pick shades that are slightly oversized.
Which Sunglasses Work for a Diamond Face Shape
One of the rarer face shapes, diamond faces have a narrow forehead and chin with wider cheekbones.
Choose a cat-eye design for your next pair of sunglasses. The upward angle of the cat-eye tip helps to soften the angularity of a diamond shaped face. Alternatively choosing sunglass shapes with a curve, such as oval, helps to soften your face whilst highlighting the highpoints of your face.
Flattering Pear Face Sunglasses
A pear face shape tends to widen lower down on your face, with a narrower forehead than jaw.
For a pear shaped face you may want to add width at eye level, such as rectangles or ovals. Strong brow bars can also really flatter your pear shaped face so look for thick nose bars or aviator styles.
Oblong Face Shapes and Flattering Sunglasses
For those who have a slightly longer face it is known as an oblong face, which is flattered by oversized frames, such as wayfarer frames or oversized rectangular lenses.
Avoid narrow lenses that will make your face appear longer and choose frames with a bit of embellishment to add width to your face.
Discover Sunglasses that Suit Your Face with Reynolds
Find your perfect fit with glasses from Reynolds Opticians. Our qualified team is here to help you pick the right eye care solutions to last you through the summer.