Selecting the right eyeglass frames can be time consuming. If your strategy is to try on every style and shape first to see how it looks, you will have to spend hours at the optician's office. By determining the best size, shape, and, material of your eyeglass frames, you can focus on finding frames that match your personality.
Selecting frame size
Just one look around an eyewear store and you know that eyeglass frames come in various sizes. But, they do not have typical sizes like small, medium, and large. In reality eyeglass frames are sized by three separate components:
Lens size: ensures that the selected frames can hold the lenses
Bridge size: used to make sure the frame fits on your nose
Temple length: measures the distance from the front of your glasses to the frame part that curves over your ears
It is best to work with an eyewear professional to ensure that you select the correct frame size for your needs.
Selecting frame shape
Narrowing down your choices to a basic frame shape can save a lot of time. To choose a frame shape, it is necessary to determine your face shape.
Use the shape of your face as your guide.
Round face: Angular, narrow frames can have a slimming effect on round faces. Wearing rectangular glasses that are wider than tall will make a round face appear thinner and longer.
Oval face: Oval faces tend to be well balanced. Frames that are wider than the widest part of your face will complement facial features well.
Oblong face: Frames that are taller than wide or decorative frames will add width and better balance an oblong face.
Diamond-shaped face: Rimless or oval frames highlight the eyes and cheekbones of a diamond-shaped face.
Square face: Narrow frame styles, including narrow ovals, can soften the angles of a square face.
Selecting frame material
There are various types of materials used to make eyeglass frames – each with their own unique benefits. The main categories are plastic, and metal.
Matching frames to your personality
Once you find the right size, shape, and material for your eyeglass frames, you can then decide which frames match your personality. You can choose less noticeable frames or frames that stand out. With so many options to choose from, you are sure to find the right frame for you. We have opticians to help with your frame selection every step of the way.