There’s no denying the importance of sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV rays, wind, debris and anything else that comes your way. Finding the right pair takes a little effort, however, with all the shapes and styles available. Find your next great fit with these tips.

What’s Your Face Shape?

They come in many styles and sizes, but the sunglasses that work best for you depend on the shape of your face. You can get the right fit by knowing your face shape and following some guidelines:

  • Heart-Shape Faces: The jawline is the narrowest part of your face; choose frames that are wider at the top.
  • Round Faces: Your broadest area is across the cheekbones. Look for angular frames to offset the roundness.
  • Oval Faces: The width of your face is shorter than the length; You can wear both square and round frames.
  • Square Faces: You have a wide forehead and cheekbones, as well as a strong jaw. Choose rimless frames and softer lines.

Styles of Sunglasses

No matter your face shape, there are a wealth of sunglasses styles. Complete your look with any of these popular frames:

  • Round: Channel John Lennon or Annie Hall with iconic round lenses that fit into frames big or small, thick or thin.
  • Retro Square: Thick frames and square lenses are a classic style that adds instant coolness to any outfit.
  • Aviator: Teardrop lenses shield you from the sun at any angle and traditionally feature reflective lenses for a “Top Gun” feel.
  • Brow Bar: A new take on aviator frames, this trendy style follows the line of your eyebrows.
  • Cat Eye: Retro frames that are extra-wide at the top, cat-eyes lend Hollywood glam to every woman’s wardrobe.
  • Sport: Sleek, sport-style frames feature thin lenses that narrow at the temples. They work to complete your athletic look.

The Right Lens

Choosing the right lens is key to getting the most out of your sunglasses. If you are a fishing enthusiast or enjoy watersports, polarized lenses are an excellent choice for cutting the glare. Mirror lenses will also work; however, active wearers will find that sports sunglasses are typically more impact-resistant and more lightweight because they are made from polycarbonate, a less expensive alternative to glass and polyurethane lenses.

Browse for Your Next Pair Today

For those with less-than-perfect vision, prescription sunglasses are also available in many styles and lenses, including sports styles. For sunglasses to fit your face, your style and your sport, check out the wide assortment of high-quality options at Safety Gear Pro.