How to Choose Your Ideal Eyeglass Frames

Whether you need to update your current prescription or you’re entering the world of eyeglasses for the first time, choosing the right frames for your face and your lifestyle is important.

To help you get the most out of your glasses, Dr. Curtis Frank and the rest of our optometry team here at Vision and Ortho-K Center pulled together a few great tips to keep in mind when choosing frames and lenses.

Consider the shape of your face

One of the many things that make you unique is the shape of your face. While no two face shapes are exactly alike, there are some common shapes that most people fit into, including:

To determine which shape best describes your face, pull your hair back and take a good look in the mirror. Now imagine placing a general shape over your face and see which one of the above best applies.

Once you know the shape of your face, there are a few good rules of thumb when it comes to frames that best match your face. To illustrate this, we return to the shapes above, except this time, we provide a complementing shape for your frames.

Of course, these are just guidelines and you should choose a shape that you think best suits you.

Color of your frames

Next, consider your overall coloring when choosing the color of your frames. Your hair color, skin tone, color of your eyes can all play a role in how well your frames work with your face.

There’s no “rule” here as some people like to contrast lighter colors with dark frames while others prefer to blend the frames in.


Lastly, consider your lifestyle when choosing a frame. If you’re more rough-and-tumble, you should choose heavier-duty frames that can keep up with your demands. By the same token, if you won’t be beating up your glasses, you can opt for a daintier, more delicate style.

The best way to find out which frame is right for you is to come browse through our extensive collection. To get started, contact our office Boston, Massachusetts.

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