Frame Selection Tips from Our Elko Optometrist
At Total Eyecare, we know eyeglasses don't just correct your vision; they also influence your face, fashion, and lifestyle. When you come to our patient center for eyecare services, you shouldn't have to choose between seeing better and looking better. After your Elko optometrist determines the right prescription and lenses for your eyes, we'll help you complete the look with designer frames. Learn some helpful frame selection tips to make sure your new eyeglasses are the perfect fit in every way.
Frame Shapes for Your Face Shape
Eyeglasses are an opportunity to highlight your best features. To complement your face, choose frame shapes that contrast with your face's natural shape. This balances your proportions, lines, and curves instead of exaggerating prominent features. If you're not sure how to judge your face shape, your Elko optometrist can help. Your face falls into one of the following categories:
- Square – equal length and width, prominent jaw and forehead, sharp angles
- Oblong – more length than width, long cheeks and nose
- Round – equal length and width, narrow eye line, soft curves
- Heart – wide forehead, narrow chin and jaw
- Oval – more length than width, balanced features, curved lines
- Triangle (base-down) – narrow forehead, prominent chin and jaw, full cheeks
- Diamond – high cheekbones, narrow eyes and jaw
Your frames should off-set your most prominent features and add any length and width you lack. For example, if you have a square face with strong angles, choose narrow, rounded frames to lengthen your face and soften your lines. Oval frames are a great choice, because they have more width than depth and complement your jaw and forehead.
If your forehead is wider than your jaw (heart shape), contrast your proportions with frames that are wider at the bottom and have thin, light rims. If you have a narrow forehead but wide cheekbones and a prominent jaw, opt for the opposite frame style: top-heavy and colorful. Cat-eye and aviator frames accentuate narrow eyes and balance bottom-heavy faces.
Matching Your Frames
Black, brown, and plain metal frames are versatile accessories that complement most wardrobes, but frames should also complement your complexion, hair, and eye color. Today's glasses manufacturers offer more colors than ever.
Your personal coloring will determine the most flattering frames. If you have green eyes, green frames will accentuate each iris and make your eyes "pop". If your skin is light with blue undertones, browse frames in shades of blue, purple, and gray. If you have warmer or darker skin with yellow or red undertones, try frames in gold, bronze, brown, and other warm shades.
Explore Your Frame Options in Elko, NV
Visit Total Eyecare today to browse all your frame options in Elko, NV. Our office is next to Great Basin College, in a convenient location just off I-80. Make an appointment or stop by to explore our wide range of eyeglass and sunglass frames.
Give us a call today at 775-738-8491!