How to Try On Glasses at Home

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Social distancing has become the new norm as a measure to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we adjust to new routines and staying at home 24/7, you are likely finding that you have more free time than ever before? Us too! There’s never been a better time for that sneaky midday shop while you’re working, so we’ve put together this handy how-to guide to make it even easier to buy glasses online. Read on to discover how easy our virtual try on glasses tool really is! 

Just 2 easy steps to try on glasses online 

  1. Take a quick selfie video
    All you need to do is turn your head to the left, the centre and then to the right and back again.
  2. Start trying glasses on
    Go to the brand page of any glasses you’d like to virtually try on & filter by ‘virtual try-on’ in the special features option. You can see yourself wearing any of the glasses that appear now. Navigate to a product page, click ‘selfie view’ and voilà! 

Ready to get started? Head straight to our try on glasses tool now! Or continue reading to discover what glasses suit different face shapes, our top selfie tips and best picks for what to try on first.

What glasses fit my face? 

Once you’ve set up your recording, the virtual try-on tool does another super cool thing. It provides you with your face shape! Knowing what face shape you have can really help you work out what style of glasses will suit you too. For oval shaped faces, cat-eye frames can look super cool; square shaped faces tend to suit round or oval frames; for round shaped faces, go for more rectangle frames; and for those with a heart-shaped face, why not try wayfarer shaped glasses. Need more help? Watch our video below or take a look at our whole guide put together on face shapes here.

Insider tips on taking a good selfie 

So that’s the tech side done! But you also want to look great in your selfie video right? Especially since you can share your photo with your friends on Facebook & Pinterest. Follow these tips to put your best self out there: 

1: Good, natural lighting

It’s the #1 rule for taking any photo really. Natural lighting is the key! Go for the bright light you get next to a window and look up towards it rather than having the light behind you. Avoid having unflattering shadows on your face too.

2: Look up towards the camera

Taking a good selfie normally is all about playing with your angles. Obviously in this case, you’re a little restricted as you need to follow the virtual try-on’s instructions about turning your head to the left and then to the right. But remember, your selfie will look better if your phone or camera is slightly looking down at you.

3: Smile like you mean it

Try to just embrace a natural expression and if you’re going to smile, give it all you’ve got and put your best face out there. And remember, the more photos you take the better. You can never have too many photo options!

Fluff up your hair

After all you’re on camera! Ladies you might want a slick of lipstick and try putting your hair behind your shoulders or in front for some selfie variations. 

With SmartBuyGlasses you can shop more than 180 designer eyewear brands safely from the comfort of your couch at the absolute best prices. Take advantage of our virtual try-on to make shopping glasses online even easier!