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Choosing Frames to Suit Your Face Shape

The Best Ways to Choose Eyeglass Frames



Glasses, if picked appropriately, can improve your best facial features, while hiding your less desirable features. It’s crucial to collaborate with an optician to select a complementary style that works well with your prescription. Opticians become experts in this area so we can assist the many different customers who come to us for aid.

There are numerous considerations to check out when choosing a frame. The initial factor to consider is your face shape. You ought to also consider your hair color, and skin tone. Furthermore, consider what you will be using the frames for, such as basic uses, reading, or sport. Ultimately you must consider exactly what sort of material you like best for the frame, and the lenses.

The first thing to consider when choosing a frame is your face shape. There are generally seven various face shapes, and different frames look best on each different shape. Take a look at this video for an aesthetic explanation of how to establish your face shape:

Now that you understand what shape your face is, what frame is the most flattering?

Oval. Oval faces are symetrical, and are longer than wide, which makes them the easiest to discover frames that are flattering. Almost any frame looks excellent on oval faces.

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Square. Square faces have strong jaws and broad foreheads, and are in proportion to one another. A square face looks best with frames that soften the angles of the face.

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Round. Rounded faces have soft foreheads and chins, without any angles. A round face looks best with frames that will include angles and add definition to the face. Rectangular frames balance the gentleness of the face. Strong colors are also an excellent option.

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Triangle. Triangle faces have slim, wide foreheads and round chins. Faces that are triangle shaped look best with frames that add design details and color at the top to balance the face.

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Heart. To balance out a heart shaped face, pick smaller sized frame designs without detail, and a lower set temple. Rectangular, square, and aviator frames will certainly all work with this face shape.

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Oblong. Oblong faces have square chins with a face that is longer than it is wide. Oblong faces appear best in round, square, or rectangle-shaped frames, with detailing on the temples.

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Diamond. Diamond faces are narrow on the bottom and the top. The very best frames for diamond faces are frames that accentuate the top of the eyes, such as cat-eye shapes, or highly decorative frames.

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For more help in choosing your eyewear, stop by our Centreville, VA optical and we will be happy to help you find the right pair of glasses.


The Centers for Disease Control have told us that we should refrain from providing routine eye examinations at this time. We are sorry for this inconvenience but we must play our part in providing health and safety for our community. We are open to order and pick-up contact lenses. If you like, you can park in the parking lot and we will bring them out to your car. We are seeing all non-routine visits during our regular hours. This includes but is not limited to red eyes, flashes and floaters, blurred vision, and eye pain. Please call the office and we will arrange for you to see one of our doctors immediately.

We are practicing Tele-medicine for those patients who are not comfortable coming to the office or for those who are treatable with this modality. At the present time, most insurances are waiving co–pays and deductibles for these services. Simply call the office and request a tele-medicine visit and a time will be arranged to Facetime or Skype our doctors.

Please remember that we are here for you during this stressful time. We are extending recently expired contact lens prescriptions through the summer and mailing product to your home.

In the office, we are following stringent CDC guidelines for disinfection and are scheduling patients at greater intervals to limit the number of people in the practice at one time and clean better between patients. Our staff has been instructed to stay home if they are ill or if they might be at risk for exposure.

Your health is our greatest priority. Don’t hesitate to call us with any concerns.

Dr Moore, Dr, Hale, and Dr Simms