2 Main Things to Consider When Buying Glasses.

It’s a well-known fact that the team here at Winston Bentley Eyewear absolutely love glasses. Some may even call us glasses enthusiasts or connoisseurs. From Blue light glasses, to polarised sunnies and to the latest tech savvy photochromic sun-morphe eyewear range, we love them all. Many of us own 1, 2, 3 or more pair of glasses, but what are the things we should consider when buying our next pair? Here is our smart buy checklist for your next pair of sunnies! 

1.What type of glasses are you wanting to buy?

This is the easiest part; you would generally purchase a new pair of glasses to serve a particular need or purpose you may have.

  • Anti-Blue Light Glasses – To minimise the amount of blue light exposure on your eyes causing dry eyes, eyestrain and fatigue.
  • Polarised Glasses – To protect your eyes from harmful UV light and to increase your vision and safety in high risk situations from the exposure of glare.
  • Photochromic Glasses – To protect your eyes both indoors and outdoors with the convenience of just having 1 pair of glasses.
  • Fashion Eyewear – Statement glasses that enhance your outfits and show of your personality and flair.

Which one are you going to choose?

2. What style of frames are best suited to your face shape?

We all have very different faces and face shapes. It’s important to take into account our face shape and styles that suit our face shapes. In total there are 6 most common face shapes, and they are:

Oval Shaped – the total shaped face is considered to be ideal because of the balanced proportions of the facial features.

Diamond Shaped – the diamond-shaped face is narrow at the forehead, the jawline, and have broad cheekbones that may be high and dramatic.

Round Shaped – the round face shape is curved with the width and length in the same proportions and no sharp angles, they are very soft looking faces.

Rectangle Shaped – the rectangle face shape has a strong jaw and a broad forehead, and the width and length of the face have roughly the same proportions.

V-Triangle Shaped – The V-Triangle shaped face shape has a narrow forehead and widens at the cheeks and chin areas

Long - the long face shape is longer than it is wide and has a long, straight cheek line. 

Here is our cheat sheet when it comes to matching face shapes with sunglasses styles. 

  • Round frames – Diamond, Rectangle, V-Triangle and Long
  • Square Frames – Oval, Diamond and V-Triangle
  • Cat Eye Frames – Oval, Rectangle, V-Triangle and Long
  • Geometric Frames – Oval, Diamond, V-Triangle and Long.
  • Aviator Frames – Suits all face types.
  • Shield Frames – Oval, Diamond and V-Triangle

What is our most popular style of glasses for each style / shape?