Choosing the Best Eyewear for You!

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Round, square, cat eye, oversized, classic black or tortoise? The options are endless. So, how do you find the pair of glasses that will fit your face perfectly and make you stand out in the crowd?

To help you make the right choice, consider the following points and the compliments on your new eyewear will follow.

DETERMINE YOUR FACE SHAPE

Do you have an oval, round, heart or square shaped face? The shape of the frame should contrast with the shape of your face. Remember, opposites attract. Select frames that contrast with your facial contours and bring symmetry and balance to your prominent features.

OVAL – Your forehead, jaw and chin are all proportionate. With this face shape you can pretty much pull off any frame. Go ahead and have some fun and try them all!

ROUND – You have full cheeks, a soft chin line and forehead. Your face is proportional in width and length. A circular face shape calls for glasses with rectangle shaped frames or frames with strong angles.

HEART – Your face has a broad forehead and cheekbones with a narrow chin & soft and delicate features. Glasses that work with your face shape are rimless, thin, light metal or clear plastic frames.

SQUARE – You have a strong jawline, broad forehead, and your face is proportional in width and length. The type of frames to look for are softer frames and rounder shapes.

YOUR LIFESTYLE

Do you spend a lot of time in front of a computer? Do you drive a lot? Are you a cyclist, golfer or do you prefer yoga? All of the activities that make up your lifestyle will affect the style of glasses or sunglasses you should pick, but it is not just about the frames, it’s also about the lenses. Our eye care professionals will go through what we call the IRIS Profile to help you determine the best frames and lenses for your lifestyle.

YOUR PERSONALITY

Your glasses are the first thing people will notice about you so it’s important that they reflect your personality and your personal style. Are you happier at home or an adventurer?  Prefer casual, classic, bold or bohemian? or perhaps, all of the above?

No matter your face shape, your skin tones or hair colour, no matter your lifestyle or personality, there are perfect frames for you and the eye care professionals at IRIS will help you choose the best options.


CARP members receive exceptional benefits at IRIS:

  • $150 towards any complete pair of prescription eyewear (frame and lenses valued at $250 or more) or prescription sunglasses
  • $50 towards the purchase of an annual supply of contact lenses
  • $50 towards non-prescription sunglasses valued at $100 or more
  • $500 towards vision correction procedures at our ophthalmology clinic in Laval, Quebec
  • $25 towards the purchase of 3 or more bottles of Eye Omega Benefits 240 Gel Caps

Register with CARP and receive your IRIS Benefits. Visit www.carp.ca.