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Finding the right Frame for your Needs

Finding the right Frame for your Needs

The purpose and function of your spectacles, together with your prescription, will be the deciding factor when choosing a frame. Guidance from your eyewear consultant is highly recommended in order to make a good purchase to suit both your lifestyle and needs. It is important to most spectacle wearers that friends and family admire their eyewear, and selecting the correct frame for your facial contours and prescription in mind, can be quite intimidating. Your frame choice should enhance your most attractive features, and not fade you out.

Sizing you frame

To ensure that you maximize your optical requirements, you need to choose the correct frame size. All temples, nose bridges and actual lens sizes are indicated on the frame. Try and select a frame where your pupils are centered in the lens. The temples must be long enough to fit behind and not above your ears. Nose bridge sizes are very important to prevent your spectacles from fitting too high or too low. It should fit flush and snug. Some of these frame features are adjustable.

Consider your prescription

Avoid a frame which fits too high or too low. You should be able to look through your lenses, and not over or underneath them. Should you require more advanced lenses like bifocals or multifocals , more attention must be given to detail on the frame selection, as you need to meet certain lens specifications. Far and short sighted correction lenses also require specific detail to frame choices.

Short guideline for your facial shape

The oval face – Don’t select a frame wider than your widest facial contour, try and match your brow line.

The round face – Choose an angular or square frame, slightly wider than your face.

The heart shaped face – Look for more angular frames with strong vertical lines.

The square face – Frames which are slightly upswept, and slightly wider than the jaw line, works best.

The oblong face – Create a shorter illusion by selecting a deeper, rimless at the bottom frame that follows the brow line

  • Date July 26, 2018
  • Tags Frames, newsletter