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Choosing the

Right Frames

Your eyeglasses tell everyone you meet something special about you! At Vision Care of Media, we are happy to work with you in selecting frames that complement your features. Our experienced professionals work closely with you to select the proper frames to fit your budget as well as your cosmetic, lifestyle, and vision needs. While working with our experienced staff to select the appropriate frames, we invite you to learn more about which frame styles complement various face shapes.

FUN FACT: "With today's technology, eye wear companies have the ability to make frames with lightweight materials, repurposed wood, recycled materials, cotton fibers and caster oil from the caster plant, and more"

Select Your Frames

We Fit Your Eye Shape

We can help you select frames that accent your best facial features and enhance your coloring.

Square Face

  • Strong jaw line, broad forehead, wide chin and cheekbones - width and length of face are close to being equal
  • Choose frames that are slightly curved (like an oval shape) and that have more horizontal than vertical area

Oval Face

  • Balanced proportions - forehead is slightly wider than chin and cheekbones are high 
  • Choose frames that are wide or wider than the broadest part of the face and that follow your brow line --- diamond or rectangular shapes work best for oval shapes

Oblong Face

  • Longer than it is wide - ideal frames will shorten the face by creating a break in the length of the face
  • Choose frames that have depth and low bridge to shorten nose - frames that are round, deep, have low-triangle shapes, or strong vertical lines

Round Face

  • Same width and length - frames that add length to the face work best
  • Frames that lengthen the face are typically angular, narrow and wider than they are deep - avoid round style frames that will exaggerate the roundness and curves of the face

Heart Shaped Face (or Base-up Triangle)

  • Looks like a heart or a triangle with the point facing down - forehead is very wide and cheekbones are high while face narrows towards chin 
  • Counterbalance the narrow chin by choosing frames that are wider at the bottom 

Base-down Triangle Face

  • Narrower forehead with full cheeks and a broad chin - select frames that widen at the top
  • Selections include frames that have heavy color accents and detail on the top part of the frames - cat eye shapes work well

Diamond Face

  • High, dramatic cheekbones with a narrow eye line and jaw line
  • Oval frames that are soft in style typically work best to highlight the eyes and cheekbones - detailing, distinctive brow lines, rimless, or cat eye shape

This is a general guide and is only intended for reference. Our experienced and trained staff will assist you in selecting frames that work best for your lifestyle.

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Square

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.

Oval

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.

Oblong

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.

Round

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.

Heart

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.

Triangle

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.

Diamond

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.