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Glasses Guide

 

Choosing the Correct Frame Style to Suit your Face

 

When choosing eyeglasses, keep in mind that the frame should enhance the shape and features of your face. Before trying on a pair of eyeglasses, determine the overall shape of your face. The easiest way to find your face shape is to trace the outline of your face using a straight-on photo. After tracing, study the outline and determine the basic shape: is it oval, round, oblong, square, diamond or triangle? Choose a contrasting shaped frame to complement the shape of your face.

Oval

Almost any frame will complement an oval-shaped face. Experiment with the latest trends to see what styles look best.

Round

Choose a geometric-shaped frame (rectangular) to make the face appear longer and to sharpen features.

Oblong

Widen and shorten an oblong face by wearing frames that do not extend beyond the widest part of the face. Decorative temples also add width to a long face.

Square

Reduce the sharp angles of a square face by choosing soft, curvy frames such as cat-eyes or ovals.

Diamond

Try rimless frames or soft ovals to minimize the width of the temples and to highlight the eyes.

Triangle

Soften a narrow jawbone by accentuating the eyes. Try frames that angle out at the top corners or styles with rimless bottoms.

Remember that frame size should be in proportion to face size. Smaller frames are better for smaller faces, while larger frames look best on larger faces.

When selecting new eyeglasses, remember that proper fit is essential. To help find the perfect fit, consider these tips:

  • The frame should follow your eyebrow closely.
  • Your pupil should be in the center of the frame.
  • The frame should feel comfortable, without pulling or pinching your face.

 

Understanding Different Frame Sizes

The lens size is the width across the widest part of the lens (in mm). The bridge size is the width of the nose bridge. The arm length is the length of each arm. These sizes can usually be found on your current glasses by looking on the inside of the frame (usually the arms or the bridge).  For example, a frame with the following measurements 52-16-135 will be as follows:

52 = 52mm Lens Width
16 = 16mm Bridge Size
135 = 135mm Arm Length

 

Understanding the Different Lens Coatings Available

We include UV Protection, Scratch Resistance, and Anti-Reflection FREE as standard, but what do these coatings do?

 

UV Protection

UV or Ultraviolet light is found in sunlight and can be damaging to the eye and may lead to cataracts, pterygium and pinguecula formation.  A UV coating on your glasses stops the UV light from penetrating the lens and potentially damaging your eyes.

 

Scratch Resistance

Scratch-Resistant is a hard and clear coating that helps to prevent minor scratches that may occur from day to day wear meaning the life of the lens will be extended helping you to enjoy clearer vision for longer.

 

Anti-Reflection

An anti-reflective coating will eliminate surface reflections on a lens that will increase light transmission through the lenses providing you with clear defined vision night or day.   This coating is recommended for computer use and night-time driving.

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