FINDING THE BEST SUNGLASSES FOR YOU
You've made a conscious choice to invest in a pair of sunglasses that not only look great but make a positive change in our environment. But now you need to decide which pair suits you best.
As optometrists, we understand how important it is to find a comfortable and stylish pair of sunglasses that you can wear for years to come. Which is why we have narrowed down four classic shapes that fit most face shapes. We've got a few tips on how to pick the right pair for you.
FIND YOUR FACE SHAPE
We are all different but each of our unique faces can generally fit into four basic shapes.
The face's length and width are almost identical. The chin is broad and angular. The cheekbones, jaw and forehead are of equal width. The hairline is almost straight.
The face's length is slightly greater than the width. The chin is rounded. The shape is the widest at the cheekbones, and a gentle narrowing down and up.
This face shape has the same width and length with a gentle line drawn around it, without the angular features.
This face shape is again broadest at the forehead, with a gentle curve down to the chin.
HOW TO MEASURE FACE SHAPE
Start by measuring the width from ear to ear and the distance between the top of the forehead and your chin. Then, measure both your forehead and your jawline at their widest point. From these proportions, you’ll find out if you have an oval, round, square or heart shaped face.
WHICH STYLE SUITS MY FACE SHAPE?
Now that you have determined your face shape, let's narrow down which styles are suitable.
This is a general guideline for you to get started. Most of us suit multiple styles!
WHAT DO THE SIZE NUMBERS MEAN?
The size numbers for the sunglasses refer to three measurements: lens diameter, bridge width and the length of the temples in millimetres.
The lens diameter is the width of the lens (in mm), measured from the bridge. The bridge width is the gap above your nose between the lenses.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT SIZE I AM?
All of our sunglasses are unisex and universal sizing, meaning most face widths will find something that can fit them. If you have a pair of sunglasses or optical glasses you are comfortable with, you can check the measurements on there as reference.
If your face is narrow, our sunglasses will have an oversized look on you. If your face is average width, you will find most of our sunglasses will fit you nicely. If your head is on the wider side, our sunglasses will achieve a vintage-look for you.
If you are still having trouble deciding which pair suits you most, please do not hesitate to reach out and have one of our personal stylists help you out. Please email us on