So maybe it’s that time again…time for you to get a new pair of eyeglasses. Maybe your prescription has changed or perhaps your style has evolved since you last got a new pair of frames. Getting new glasses doesn’t have to be stressful because Spektacles has you covered. By following a few simple guidelines, you’ll be able to find the best pair for you.

Some factors to consider when picking your frames are the basic shape of your face, the right size frames for you, and the color or tone that best compliments your natural complexion and features.

masunagaWhen selecting the shape of your new pair of glasses, a good rule of thumb is to consider the shape of your face and stick to the opposite for your frames.

Is your face more angular? Pick a pair of frames with a soft, round shape. Round frames make a face with sharp angles appear wider. Is your face round? Go angular on your frames. Angular frames make a round face appear slimmer.

Size is another factor when choosing a new pair of glasses. Make sure the frames you select are the appropriate size for your face. You will probably want the top of the frames to line up with the top of your eyebrow.

Fit goes along with the size of your new glasses and fit is very important if you want your glasses to function properly. The glasses should not continuously slide toward the tip of your nose. They shouldn’t fall out of place from talking, smiling, laughing, or any other normal facial movement.

Next, consider colors and tone. You should go with a color that enhances your natural colors. If your eyes are cool (blue based), you could choose frames in the cooler range of colors for more visual impact. If you want to create contrast, choose frames in warm colors with blue or green eyes. You may also want to consider how the various colors of frames look with your unique skin tone and complexion.

These are just some basic tips to remember when selecting your next pair of eyeglasses. Remember, you’re the one who will be wearing them so make sure you love your glasses. We are committed to making sure you find the pair of glasses that make you feel amazing! For your next pair of frames and all your eye care needs, come see us at Spektacles.

You can visit us online at to learn more about all the options of glasses that we offer,  or give us a call at 760-452-2895 to schedule an eye exam with one of our trusted eye care professionals. We will help you find your next favorite pair of glasses!