What Should You Look For In Men's Eyeglasses?

Although a lot of importance is placed on women's eyeglasses fashion, looking good in frames is just as important to men. To find the right pair of glasses for your face, you have to understand its shape and how certain types of frames can complement your appearance. To help you get started on your search for the right glasses, here are some considerations to make when shopping. 

What Shape Is Your Face?

Besides the style of the eyeglasses, the shape of your face is possibly the most important factor when selecting eyewear. The wrong shape can lead to less than flattering frames for you. 

For instance, if you have a square face shape, glasses that are round can help to soften strong features. Glasses that are square or have sharp edges can only serve to make your face more angular than it actually is. As a result, you can look less approachable than you actually are. 

By contrast, if you have a round face, wearing glasses with sharp edges, such as square frames, can work to your advantage. The glasses can help add some definition to your face and help your features stand out more. 

What Is Your Prescription?

Your eyeglasses prescription can have a bearing on how thick your lenses are. The stronger the prescription, the thicker the lenses tend to be. For some men, this can be embarrassing. 

Fortunately, there is a way to still get the style of eyeglasses you want in the prescription strength needed. Glass lenses can now be thinned so that they are not as thick as in the past. There is a hitch though. There is a limitation to how thin the lenses can be. 

If your lenses are still thicker than you like, avoid thin frames, such as metal frames. The lenses will be bulkier than the frames, which can be aesthetically unappealing. There is also the potential for the frames not being enough to support the lenses. 

What Color Works Best?

One of the final considerations that you should make when selecting your new eyeglasses is the color. Color is decided by several factors, including the shape of your face and your style. 

For instance, if you have a square face, you want to avoid light colored frames. The frames do not provide enough contrast between you and the eyeglasses. On the other hand, dark frames do. 

If in doubt about the color you need, black frames are a classic choice that can work in any setting. The eyeglasses will look great with a suit and tie or with a t-shirt and jeans. 

An optometrist can help you find a pair of eyeglasses that fits your face's shape and your personal style. Finding the right pair might take trying several pairs, but it is possible.