How to find sunglasses to suit your face shape

By Marni Dixit September 22, 2017

Spring is here and it's time to get some new sunnies!

Spring has sprung and as Aussies head outdoors to welcome the much anticipated warmer seasons, there is no better time to refresh one of the most important spring and summer staples – sunglasses. 

With so many options out there, we are thankful that the experts from Maui Jim have created a guide to help you find the perfect pair!

Eye protection should be the first priority when selecting a pair of sunglasses.  The sun’s harmful rays can lead to serious long-term eye health issues and even damage the skin around the eye.   

Protect your eyes by choosing sunglasses with polarised lenses. These will block harmful UV rays and glare. Wearing unpolarised sunglasses is actually worse than wearing none at all because the shade relaxes the pupil and lets the harmful rays in. 

Maui Jim is the pioneer of the world’s leading polarised lens which blocks 100 percent of harmful UV rays and 99.9 percent of glare. 

It is not uncommon to hear people say that sunglasses do not suit them. With so many frame shapes and colours on offer, it is impossible that this is the case. It’s about knowing what to look for to suit you best.  According to Maui Jim, following the below guide will help find success.  

Oval face – Look for square frames with gently rounded edges

Maui Jim Moonbow

Round face – Minimise curves with double brow or higher arms

Maui Jim Mavericks

Square face – Soft curvy styles will suit you the best

Maui Jim Leia

Diamond/Triangle face – Seek rimless or cat-eye style

Maui Jim Canna

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