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Posted on 09-11-2017

Frame Style for Any Face from Total Eyecare

When it comes to wearing glasses, the main decision you must make is which frames you want. There are designer frames, economy frames, specialty frames, and more available from your optician at Total Eyecare. The right style of eyeglass frames depends on your lifestyle and your personal sense of style.

total eyecare offers many frames for different types of faces

Lifestyle Considerations for Frame Selection

If you plan to play sports in your glasses, you might want to purchase specialized sports frames that can hold up to some abuse. If you need to wear glasses all of the time, you might want a different pair for work than for a fun night out. Or, you might want to carefully choose a pair that can move between these two extremes. It's a good idea to think about what you will be doing in your new eyeglass frames and speak to our optician about which choices will meet your needs best.

Which Glasses Will Flatter Your Face

Although it is ultimately your choice which glasses you prefer, there are some general recommendations for choosing glasses based on your face shape. If you don't know which style you might prefer, these recommendations are a good place to start:

  • Square frames are often recommended for oval or round faces
  • Oval frames work well for most people but are not recommended for round faces
  • Round frames look great on square and heart-shaped faces

Additional considerations include whether the frames have full rims, half-rims, or are rimless, and what color they are. Again, you should choose whatever you like best, but your optician will have a few suggestions to get you started if you don't already know what you like. Certain frames are usually recommended against for certain face shapes:

  • Square-shaped faces should avoid square or geometric shapes and light colors
  • Diamond-shaped faces should avoid very narrow frames
  • Heart-shaped faces should avoid light colors and top-heavy frames
  • Round faces should avoid round frames or frames that are too small
  • Oval faces should avoid oversized frames

Call Total Eyecare For All Your Vision Needs!

Whether you need to see the optometrist first to get a new prescription or are ready to jump right into your eyeglass purchase, Total Eyecare can help you. Our selection includes fun, specialized, classic, and designer frames for every lifestyle that our optician can help you choose and fit. To make an appointment with our optometrist or to purchase glasses, call us at 775-738-8491.

What do you think is the ideal frame type for each shape of face?

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