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My Eyeglass Collection- How To Find Glasses for Your Face Shape


Hello Ladies!

I thought today I would talk more about glasses. Yes, I was ole “four eyes” since the 4th grade.  Since I have a bit of a competitive nature, when hubby and I went in to get our eye’s checked I bet him that he would be the one to need “progressive lenses.” Haha! Well, when we came out, neither one of us was laughing, we both needed them, blind as a bat! I had a feeling, as when my opthamologist asked me to try a portion of this test where there are nine dots and several of them are raised, to test depth perception; my first question was ” Do you mean I am supposed to see raised dots?” Well,that  failed that miserably, and walked out with progressive lenses.

Now, I have developed a collection of eyeglasses over the past 4 years, and most are from Zenni Optical. ( 2 gifted, the rest purchased),one pair from Warby Parker. I feel that glasses can really change one’s look, and they can also be fun. About 8-9 years ago, I was wearing rimless Sillouette glasses, the kind that basically look like you don’t want to wear glasses, and they were very popular at the time. Now, I choose more fun options and find that bold eyeglasses can add some frivolity to one’s look and also enhance the eyes.

My Collection of Eyeglasses and Sunglasses:  Zenni Cat eye sunglasses c/o  Zenni optical, Zenni tortoise cat eye sunglasses, , Zenni Retro Cat eye sunglasses Zenni Brown Vintage  Progressive lense eyeglasses c/o Zenni Optical, Warby Parker Holcombe, Coach Eyeglasses ( eye care center) Missing: ( I am wearing- the black cat eye from Zenni Optical)


I know buying prescription eyeglasses can be daunting, but I have found that once you find a shape or shapes that you like for your face, it can be an enjoyable experience!  I love a vintage or retro look, and found that certain cat eye glasses looked good on m face shape, with is more of an oval that required a bit of a smaller frame. The first thing one needs to do is get the PD or Pupilary Distance which you can measure. This will tell you the where the glasses will sit and be in alignment with your pupils.

Lets face it, anyone can wear any frame, it isn’t a matter of rules, just what one may find most fitting or attractive for their face shape. I would not look good in round glasses, Think Iris Apfel, only smaller.  Not good. I don’t know who does wear these well, scientists? Regardless, it is one shape I stay away from. I also need a smaller frame. Because my face is more narrow, I need frames with a width of no larger than 50, generally 48-50 is what I have now. This is the second measurement you want to know. Larger frames look good as sunglasses, so I may go a bit bigger there.


Here are some steps:

  • Know your PD. Measure or have measured the Pupilary Distance
  • Measure the width of your glasses, and determine what is the best for you.
  • Warby Parker has a try at home program, where one can order up to 5 frames and try them on first at home for free.
  • Lastly, if you are like me, you have to wear them all of the time. I want something stylish, fun and that shows my personality!

Measuring PD:

This is the distance between the pupils of your eyes in millimeters. Measure the center of your left pupil with a mm ruler, while closing your right eye. Do this with the ruler above your brow and a mirror. Do the same with the right eye.

What glasses shape works for you?

Fitting your face shape: Courtesy of **Zenni Optical

What Are The Best Eyeglasses For Your Face Shape? - Infographic

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Stop by the #Turningheadstuesday linkup for fashion inspiration! Would love the comments!



  • Tammie Houston
    Posted at 07:38h, 24 September Reply

    I love how you went from being shy about wearing glasses to the point where you would rather have fun and try out different frames. My daughter has some bad vision and I’ve been thinking of getting her some eyecare products soon and I hope that she’ll have the same sentiments eventually. I’ll tell her about the different frames you showed and we can see together what would be a good fit for her. Thanks for your article, I’ll do my best to make getting glasses as fun of an experience for my daughter as I can.

  • Patti
    Posted at 08:36h, 14 August Reply

    Love them all, crazy for the cat eyes! You’re such a beauty, xo


    • Jessica
      Posted at 12:49h, 14 August Reply

      Thank-you Patti! Your sweet! I know, wish I discovered cat eyes years ago😍

  • Sheela Goh
    Posted at 13:37h, 13 August Reply

    I love it when you wear those exaggerated cat eye shades, Jess, soooooo impossibly cool. Like Sam, I’m guilty of just wearing whatever I choose GRIN

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:13h, 13 August Reply

      Thanks Sheila, those are some of my favorite. Yes, I agree with you and Sam about wearing what you want and feel confident in, but wanted to share with some woman that may need guidance 🙂 Thanks for popping! xx

  • Samantha Blair
    Posted at 12:28h, 13 August Reply

    This is such a cool post Jess!
    I loved the cool facts.
    I am guilty of ignoring what suits me and just wearing it anyway….my daughters often say “mum, those glasses are a bit…hmmm…weird”…hahahahaha.

    • Sheela Goh
      Posted at 13:35h, 13 August Reply

      Hahaha!! Me too, Sam, me too xo

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:49h, 13 August Reply

      Thanks Sam, yes. I wear what I like, as always! thanks for stopping by! x

  • Jess Jannenga
    Posted at 10:45h, 12 August Reply

    Thank you Nancy! You too! x

  • Posh Prime
    Posted at 10:45h, 12 August Reply

    I always love your sunglasses! This is a great tool to use!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:01h, 12 August Reply

      Thanks Megan! I know that I find things like this useful, as I buy all online! Have a great weekend! xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:48h, 12 August Reply

      Thank you Megan, Glad you liked the post. I have to have stylish glasses as I am blind with out! Have a great weekend!

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 10:37h, 12 August Reply

    Great tips Jess!! I love how you have different colors and shapes in your collection.
    Glasses can be fun (besides I like them because they hide the bags under my eyes!!)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:03h, 12 August Reply

      Hi Jodie! Thank you! took some time for this post, but I know people like to buy glasses on-line, as I do. I am blind as a bat, so I cant be without. ah now, bags? 🙂 ! Have a wonderful weekend.!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:49h, 12 August Reply

      Thank you Jodie! Yes, I love to wear glasses that make a statement, just like fashion, and since I am blind without, why not right? What bags! Have a great weekend! xx

  • Nancy Baten
    Posted at 08:30h, 12 August Reply

    You ve got some great glasses! Have a fabulous weekend!
    Fancy Friday linkup is on!

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