Buying Eyeglasses

Glasses for round faces

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The secret to finding the perfect pair of eyeglasses for a round face shape is to create contrast between your frames and your face. You should look for square or rectangular frames to balance your features. Experiment with some of the latest trends, such as a pair of wooden or transparent frames. Or, try a pair of classic Wayfarers. Take a peek below at the many flattering options for round faces.

What is your face shape?

A round face has fuller cheeks, which can often give a more youthful appearance. The chin is rounder and the forehead widens at the top. In some cases, the jawline is softer than other face shapes. If this sounds like you, there are hundreds of glasses styles that will offset your features perfectly.

LOOKING FOR GLASSES FOR YOUR ROUND FACE? Find an eyewear store near you.

How to pick the right glasses frame for your face

Transparent frames

Transparent eyeglass frames

Transparent frames  were a big hit in 2017, and they aren't going away anytime soon. Whether clear or with a very faint tint, these frames are almost invisible from a distance and make it easy to clearly see the soft features of a round face. 

Full-rim glasses

Pair of full rimmed framed eyeglasses

Round faces look best against strong, angular lines. Full-rimmed glasses  have thicker frames that fully enclose the lenses and will balance your features. They also come in a multitude of styles, including iconic Wayfarers, cat eye and rectangular. 

Wooden frames

Wooden eyeglass frames

Wooden eyeglasses  are one of the hottest new trends that pair perfectly with round face shapes. The natural materials used in these frames give this style an elegant feel.

Wayfarer glasses

Wayfarer eyeglass frames

Iconic Wayfarer-style glasses  are a classic choice for people with round faces. These frames will bring a touch of old Hollywood to your look. Plus, their distinctive angles add contrast to your features.

Stylish glasses for round faces come in all sorts of shapes and colors. Try adding a pop of color to a frame that catches your eye, or go with a soft, neutral champagne color. But, be sure you select the right size frames

If you have a round face, it's important that your frames aren't too small because they won't provide enough contrast to your facial features. They may even be uncomfortable to wear. Measuring your temple width and pupillary distance can help you get the perfect fit.

Schedule an eye exam to get your prescription and order the best pair of frames for you.

NEED AN EYE EXAM? Find an eye doctor near you and schedule an appointment.

Page updated September 2019

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