Frame Selection With Our Arlington Optometrist
Choosing the right frames can be difficult for many people. Your frames do more than help you see: they frame your face and affect your personal appearance. Choosing the right frames for your personality and personal style is important. At Insight Vision, Our Arlington optometrist helps our patients find the right eyeglasses. We offer a wide range of frames to our patients, in a variety of styles, colors, and brands. With all these glasses to choose from, our experienced staff members can help you pick eyeglasses that can meet your needs by complimenting your personal style and appearance.
The Right Shape Eye Glasses For Your Face
Oval face - Oval faces are well proportioned. For an oval shaped face, we recommend wide glasses that give emphasis to the eyes and cheek bones. Wide glasses help accentuate the upper middle part of the face, drawing focus to the eyes.
Square face - A square will have a wide jaw line and short brow, making the width of the face seem equal to the height. A face of this shape benefits from glasses that emphasize the length and make the face seem taller. Wide oval-shaped glasses can help make the face seem more tall and less broad.
Heart shaped face - A heart shaped face will be wider at the top than at the bottom. To give balance to the face, try eye glasses that are wider on bottom and more narrow at the top.
Round face - A round face typically benefits from glasses that can make the face seem more angular, such as rectangular glasses that can add width to the face. For patients with round faces, we also recommend eye glasses that are wire rimmed on top and rimless on the bottom.
Plastic, Wire or Rimless
Each patient who purchases new glasses must decide whether or not they would like to own plastic, wire or rimless glasses. There are advantages and disadvantages of each.
Plastic eyeglasses tend to be durable, easy to clean and difficult to bend out of shape. Plastic eye glasses also lack parts like separate nose pieces, which must be replaced regularly in order to maintain their functionality and appearance. Plastic eye glasses are very low maintenance. Plastic eyeglasses are especially fitting for pediatric patients.
Wire eyeglasses are more traditional in appearance. Wire eyeglasses come with separate nose pieces that must be replaced on a regular basis.
Rimless eyeglasses are very attractive, but may be less durable than wire and plastic eyeglasses. In addition, rimless glasses also have nose pieces that must be replaced on a regular basis.
Contact Your Optometrist in Arlington
As your eye doctor in Arlington, Insight Vision can provide you with attractive and functional frames to meet your needs. We provide the best optical services to patients in Arlington and the surrounding community. You'll love our selection of Arlington glasses, so stop in and check out our lenses and eyewear! Or give us a call and set up an eye exam.
A square face is often characterized by a strong jaw line, a broad forehead, and a wide chin and cheekbones. The width and length of the face are close to being equal. Frames should be selected to make the face look longer and to soften the square angles of the face. Choose frames that are slightly curved (like an oval shape) and that have more horizontal than vertical real estate.
The oval face is identifiable by its balanced proportions. The forehead is slightly wider than the chin and cheekbones are high. Frames should complement the natural proportions of the oval. Choose frames that are wide or wider than the broadest part of the face and that follow your brow line. Often, diamond or rectangular shapes work best for oval shapes.
Although fairly similar to an oval shape, an oblong face is longer than it is wide. The ideal frames will shorten the face by creating a break in the length of the face. Choose frames that have depth and a low bridge to shorten the nose. Try frames that are round, deep, have low-triangle shapes, or that have strong vertical lines.
A round or full face is characterized by having the same width and length. For round faces, frames that add length to the face often work best. Frames that lengthen the face are typically angular, narrow and are wider than they are deep. It is best to avoid round style frames as these will exaggerate the roundness and curves of the face.
A heart shaped face looks like a heart or a triangle with the point facing down. The forehead is very wide and cheekbones are high while the face narrows towards the chin. Counterbalance the narrow chin by choosing frames that are wider at the bottom. Generally, light colored and rimless frames work best, although aviator, butterfly and low-triangle styles also work well.
A base-down triangle face has a narrower forehead with full cheeks and a broad chin. To offset a broad chin, select frames that widen at the top. Great selections include frames that have heavy color accents and detail on the top part of the frames. Cat-eye shapes also work well to add width and emphasize the narrow upper part of the face.
A diamond shaped face is often characterized by high, dramatic cheekbones with a narrow eye line and jaw line. This shape is the rarest of all the shapes. Oval frames that are soft in style typically work best to highlight the eyes and cheekbones. Select frames that have detailing, distinctive brow lines, are rimless or a cat-eye shape for best results.