Choosing your glasses

Glasses need to be comfortable and functional, but they should always look fantastic too!

The frames you wear are a reflection of your personality, so try on as many as you need to find the ideal pair to suit your style. With so many on offer at Optical Express you’ll be spoiled for choice.

Get expert help with every visit

With the help of our in-store experts, you can choose your favourite from our wide collection of glasses. We'll guide you through the process of frame selection, considering the width, shape and thickness of the rims, as well as the colour and pattern options available.

Expert style tips

Your face shape, complexion, hair colour and eye colour will help to determine the style of frames that suit you and your personal tastes and lifestyle need to be taken into account too. Our trained advisors are experts in matching people to the right type of glasses and will help you to find your perfect frames.

Visit us to find the frames that make you feel good, look great and help your vision to be the best it can be.

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Face shape advice

Whether your face is oval, square or heart shaped, we have the frames that will complement it beautifully.

Every face is unique and its proportions will influence the types of frames that suit you. We can help you identify your face shape and make an informed decision regarding the best glasses for you.

  • Oval

    Classic oval faces have balanced proportions and because of that, they suit most types of glasses. Frames which are slightly broader than the widest part of your face will also work well.

  • Round

    Rounder faces will look best with frames that break up the structure and lengthen the face. Choose modern, narrow styles to bring attention to your eyes, or try out rectangular frames to add more definition.

  • Rectangle

    If your face is long with a strong jaw line, then it's a rectangular shape and the best frames to suit are large, square and colourful. These will shorten your face, bringing interest to its central area. Modern frames are a great choice for rectangular face shapes.

  • Square

    Square face shapes have broad foreheads and jaw lines, with the width and length being similar. Narrow frames will soften your face and emphasise your eyes, as well as making your face appear longer.

  • Heart

    Heart-shaped faces have a broad curved forehead and long, pointed jawline. Frames which suit this shape are wide with prominent angles, helping to minimise the top half of the face. Light styles also work well.

  • Triangle

    Triangular faces have broad foreheads and small chins. You can balance this out by opting for rimless styles or light, subtle frames, which will draw attention to the lower section of your face.

  • Diamond

    If you've got a diamond-shaped face, your forehead and chin are narrow while your cheekbones are accentuated. Bold statement frames will help to bring attention to your eyes, complementing your face shape.

We have the perfect frames for you

With thousands of options to choose from, there's something to suit every style and budget. Our experienced optical advisors are on hand to offer you advice and guidance, taking into account every customer's preferred style, face shape and complexion.