Selecting Spectacles that suit you
What kind of shape suite me?
Let's think about the parts of the face when selecting spectacles!
Try on a pair of spectacles that appeals to you and take a good look in the mirror. The golden ratio for spectacles that suit you is for the top line of the spectacles to match the curve of your eyebrows and the bottom line the contours of your face. Spectacles that suit you should be a perfect fit for your face and give you no sense of discomfort.
Think too about the size of your face.
Next, let's think about spectacles that match the size of your face. When selecting a pair of spectacles, many people base their choice on the frame, and there is a golden ratio for frames, too. Although, generally speaking, any frame will suit people with relatively small faces, people with larger faces should select a frame with a sense of volume. Small frames will only emphasize the size of your face. For luxury spectacles, it is preferable to select frames that have volume in some part.
Let's look for a pair of spectacles to suit the shape of your face and concerns!
Any human face is characterized by some particular feature such as its thinness, length or size. Let's take a look at frame shapes that suit various face types.
【 To make a roundish face look sharp 】
Smallish, square frames with sharp lines are recommended.
Frames like this will give an impression of well-defined facial lines.
【 To give a thin face a full, gentle look 】
Let's choose soft frames with generous widths at the top and bottom and a roundish lower line to give the face a look of fullness.
Clear-cut, neat frames are recommended for this type of face.
Thick, distinct frames will give the impression of standing out from the face.
Selecting spectacles that suit you based on color
What color should you select for the frames?
For all of us, the frame color most likely to suit us is "a color that exists in our faces." The key to your choice should be the colors of your face and hair, such as beige or brown, colors similar to your skin tone, reddish colors similar to the color of your lips or cheeks, or black or grayish colors to match the colors of your eyebrows or hair. If you wish to go for the natural look, colors such as beige that suit the face well or frosted gold are recommended. Colors such as brown or black are ideal if you want a color that is unobtrusive and unassertive. Bright, vivid reds and deep burgundy reds each give different impressions and the best way to make your choice is to try on a number of different colored frames.
Next, let's focus our attention on lens colors!
This lens color is different to the one I selected!
Have you ever had this experience when you have selected a lens color that appeals to you?
"A brand new pair of spectacles: But when I tried them on and looked in the mirror at home, the color looks different from the color I chose at the store!" "The color of the lenses looks darker in photographs than the color I chose." It is tempting to think that these problems are the result of errors in the lens coloring process, but in fact, the culprit may be light. For example, the same color will look different in fluorescent lighting and incandescent lighting. Color is a strange phenomenon that appears bluish under fluorescent lighting and reddish under incandescent lighting. Naturally, if the lighting in the store where you bought your spectacles is different from the lighting in your home, you will undoubtedly have the impression that the color is different. Moreover, coloring looks different in natural light and artificial light due to differences in wavelengths.
When selecting colored lenses, try walking around in the store and checking the color in various different types of lighting before making your choice.
Let's use color samples!
Using color samples are a quick way of deciding which color best suits you. Color samples are available in stores so that customers can check color types and densities. When using color samples to make your choice, hold the sample up to your eyes, look at white paper or a wall, for example, and check factors such as vision and how the color looks against your face. The same color will look completely different to the impression it gives when placed on a white surface than when held against your skin.
One word of caution: Since in some cases, the material used for color samples may differ to the material for the actual lenses, the color may look different even when the same pigment is used. Remember that as the term implies, color samples are nothing more than samples.
What kind of impression will this color give?
Have you ever been at a loss when looking at color samples because they all look beautiful? What kind of impression will these colors give when actually used in a pair of spectacles worn on the face? Let's consider various colors.
▼ Brown ▼
This color is often used for sunglasses and is a good match to the skin.
Because brown is in the same color group as skin color, it imparts a natural shading and gives the eyes definition.
▼ Gray ▼
This color is also often used for sunglasses.
Like brown, gray also imparts shading to the eyes and gives the face definition, but gives a sharper impression.
▼ Green ▼
This color gives the most natural range of vision so that the eyes do not tire easily.
▼ Blue ▼
Blue colored lenses are ideal for the strong mid-summer sunlight.
▼ Purple ▼
This color gives a calm impression.
Let's not forget about a "comfortable fit!"
We have talked about the importance of factors such as color and shape when selecting spectacles, but, regardless of what kind of spectacles you finally choose, the most important thing of all is a "comfortable fit."
Is the width right?
Does the maximum width of the frames match the width of your face？If your spectacles have small lenses, you can think of the width as including the end-pieces (the protuberances at the sides) that form the connection with the temples. If the width of your face is greater than that of the frames, your eyes will appear closer together. In addition, if the temples are tight and tend to press against the sides of your face, you may experience headaches. Try on your spectacles and if the temples leave marks on the sides of your face when removed, ask about a pair of spectacles one size larger.
Is the height right?
Be particularly careful when ordering progressive lenses. Because the lens differs depending on what the wearer is looking at, this type of lens needs sufficient height. Don't forget to try looking at objects nearby and in the distance to check the field of vision.