How to Choose Sunglasses for Your Face
Most people think you need sunglasses if you live in sunny places like Vero Beach, Florida. However, the fact is that no matter where you live, you should wear them when the sun is out.
Although sunglasses are a great fashion statement, they are more important to protecting your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Some of the sun’s effects on the eyes can be very damaging.
- Cataracts causes blurry vision and 20 percent of the people who have cataracts, have it because of extended UV exposure.
- Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. The UV rays from the sun causes damage to the retina, that destroys central vision, and causes blindness.
- Pterygium is a tissue growth over the white part of the eye and can reshape the curve of the eyeball. This causes astigmatism. Astigmatism is a defect in the eye or in a lens caused by a deviation. This makes images appear distorted.
The best sunglasses to protect your eyes are ones that block out 99 to 100% of both UVA and UVB radiation.
It’s best to consider what type of sunglasses that you should get for the shape of your face. The size and shape of your sunglasses should be opposite of the shape of your face structure. A good pair of shades can protect your eyes and be a good fashion statement as well.
Finding a pair of sunglasses can be rewarding, but also challenging. The following suggestions should help you find the next perfect set of shades that are right for you.
Oval face shape
The oval face is shaped where the face is longer than the width of the cheekbones. The forehead is wider than the jawline, which gives a slightly rounded look. Oval shaped faces are the best of them all, when looking for that perfect pair of sunglasses. It is probably the most versatile of all face shapes and is suitable for all types of designer styles.
Square face shape
A square shaped face has a strong jaw line and wide cheekbones. This makes up the square looking face structure. Sunglasses that have round rims goes best with this shape of face. The roundness of the rims help to soften the bold facial features. It is recommended to stick to small and medium sized glasses that are not too overwhelming on the face. Rounded frames look better than angular ones.
Round face shape
Choose a size that is slightly wider than the head itself and has a style with a strong brow line. This will make your cheeks appear slimmer, if you have a round face. Angular glasses will also help to elongate your temples and lengthen your face.
Long/ Rectangular face shape
Rectangle face shapes are very similar to square ones because they both have strong boxy jawlines and cheekbones. The only noticeable difference is that the length of the face is longer. You want to choose sunglasses that will help create a balance and soften sharp lines. Do not extend beyond the widest part of your face and avoid sunglasses with sharp lines.
Heart face shape
Unfortunately, a heart shape face structure is one of the most difficult to frame for sunglasses. The heart shape face has a narrow chin countered by a wider forehead. Its important not to add extra weight to the top half of the face. This is not an easy task when that is where glasses sit. The recommendation for heart shaped faces is to wear club-master style sunglasses. These glasses are semi-rimmed. You can also choose from other rounded styles that will add some curve appeal to a pointed chin.
Hopefully, this article will help you find the best Sunglasses that meets your fashion needs. Happy Shopping!