21 Mar Designer Frames
For different looks to suit every occasion, today’s designer frames offer an array of different shapes, sizes, colors, and materials. Which can make finding the right ones somewhat confusing. While your appearance, personal taste, and lifestyle provide the best guide to finding the right eyeglasses. It’s important to understand that some designer frames just aren’t right for certain types of lenses. When buying eyeglasses, the frame you choose is not only important to your appearance, but also your comfort when wearing your glasses. With this in mind, we offer you a guide on how to find the perfect pair of glasses.
When buying eyeglasses, the frame you choose is not only important to your appearance, but also your comfort when wearing your glasses.
Choose Your Lens
Before you can choose the designer frame that is right for you, it’s a very good idea to consider your lens. That’s because some frames are not right for certain types of lenses. For example, progressive lenses often do not work well in smaller frames. Sure, the frames are important because you want to be stylish, comfortable, and have clear vision.
But the lens materials, designs, and coatings deserve just as much time as you spend on your frames. That’s because the material of the lens and the strength of your prescription have an impact on lens thickness. Which in turn has an impact on which frames you can choose. So, always consider these four factors before choosing your eyeglass lens (appearance, comfort, vision, and safety).
Frame Your Features
Every face is different. So, knowing which frames flatter your unique features will make finding the right pair of glasses a fun thing to do. While the shape of your face should not be your defining factor, it is still a factor nevertheless. As a general rule, opposites attract. For example, a square angular face will look great in round frames, whereas a more round face with softer features will benefit from the contrast of square frames.
As with soft versus angular features, make sure to also evaluate the top and bottom portions of your face. For example, if the top half of your face is wider than the bottom half, do the opposite with your frame, and visa versa. However, this may only hold true if you want to create a subtle understated look. For those who want something bold, break the rules if you can pull it off! Knowing your face shape is only one more step towards a look that fits you.
Define Your Frame Size
The key to finding the perfect pair of glasses is more about the features on your face than the overall shape of your face. That’s because a frame that is too narrow will make your face look wider, and visa versa. Your face and frame proportions should match which is why knowing your frame size is important. To ensure your frames fit perfectly, you must first determine which size frames are best for you. Frame dimensions include the lens width, bridge size, temple length, and lens height.
- Lens Width (Eye Size): the horizontal width of the frame’s lens in millimeters
- Bridge Size: the distance between the two lenses in millimeters
- Temple(Arm) Length: this is measured along the length of the temple from one end to the other (including the bend)
- Lens Height: the vertical height of an eyeglass lens which is measured from the top to the bottom of the lens aperture of the frame
- B Measurement: important for bi-focal or progressive lenses
Choose Your Color
Once you have found the perfect eyewear, your next step is playing with color. While the shape of your face can help you determine what style of frame will be most flattering to your features. Your skin, hair, and eye color can help determine which frame color is best for you. Determining your skin tone is an important factor to consider when selecting eyeglass colors. That’s because the wrong color combination can create a flat look. Surface tones include ivory, light, olive, tan, or dark skin. And, skin undertones include cool (pink, red, or blue undertones), warm (peachy, yellow, or golden undertones), and neutral (a mix of warm and cool undertones).
Hair is another important factor to consider because tone and hue varies widely in hair color just as it does in skin color. The last color consideration is your eyes. For example, although blue is a color, blue eyes can vary from warm blue-grey to a cool violet tone. The easiest way to find colors that look good on you is to try on as many as you can! For this reason, it’s best to spend some time with your optician after your eye exam. After all, the best part of the eye exam is getting to try on a new frame or two.
The key to finding the perfect pair of glasses is more about the features on your face than the overall shape of your face.
Simi Valley Eyewear
Eyeglasses are, of course, used for a medical purpose. So they not only need to look good, they need to work! Whether you are getting your first pair of eyeglasses or simply updating your prescription. Our eyecare team will help you decide which type of eyeglass lens and designer frame is best for you and your unique lifestyle. Contact us today at (805) 522-7007 to book an eye exam, or learn more about your options.