Many people are very confused when it comes to choosing the correct glasses. It can be hard to tell what looks best on your face, while also staying within your budget (and insurance). You also want to be comfortable in the glasses that you choose.
We also have frames for other purposes. We offer sunglasses for those who are outside a lot and need some protection from the sun. We also offer prescription safety glasses when customers need them to stay safe at work. Sports eye wear are available for those who are highly athletic and need protection when they are exercising, practicing, and playing games. If you work at a computer all day, you might want to look into our computer eye wear. They are designed to reduce strain on your eyes, allowing you to be more focused at work.
Here at Annandale EyeCare, we understand how confusing it is to choose the correct eye wear so we are here to help you. We are here to assist you while you are looking through our selection or you can contact us at (703) 941-4111 if you have any questions before or after your appointment.
Here at Annandale EyeCare, we are here to help you find the perfect frames for your face.
Glasses, more than ever, say a lot about your personality, style, and fashion. Selecting the right frames can be confusing and daunting, especially for first-time patients.
Our staff has over 30 years of experience helping patients find their best style. They know what works for your face, and will also take into account your budget, medical needs, and lifestyle. We are dedicated to helping you find glasses in which you look good!
There is no replacement for professional help finding the right frames for your face, but the guide below can give you an idea of what to look for.
A square-shaped face features a prominent jawline, wide forehead, and angular features like a pronounced chin and cheekbones. The length and width of a square face are roughly the same.
If you have a square face, you should look for frames that make your face appear longer. Your best bet is to use thin frames with soft, round lines. People with a square face look best in oval and circular frames. Neutral colors also look nice.
A round-shaped face has a similar width and length, like a square face, but the cheeks and chin have much softer angles. The cheeks are typically full, and the chin is rounded.
If you have a round face, you should look for frames that make your face look longer. Typically, rectangular frames will suit you best. You may also want to look for frames with nose pads to help raise your glasses above the cheeks. High temples may help to slim your face too. You should avoid round frames.
An oval-shaped face is the most common face shape, and it is characterized by overall balance. The chin is slightly more narrow, and the forehead and cheekbones are typically high.
Most frames work for an oval face. So if you have an oval face, you might be lucky enough to find that any style you like works well for your face. You may want to use bold shapes and colors to add a personal style to your frames.
Your overall goal should be to maintain the natural balance of your face. Frames should be broader than the widest part of the face. You don’t want your eyes to be too close to the top or bottom of your glasses.
A heart-shaped face has a wide forehead, narrow chin, and high cheekbones. The jaw line may be narrow as well.
A heart-shaped face is the most difficult one to frame. If you have a heart-shaped face, you need to look for frames that are wider than your forehead. You could also try frames that are wider on the bottom. Light colors usually look best, so you may want to consider rimless frames. Some people prefer rounder frames, so be sure to try several pairs of glasses.