Top-Notch Optometrist in Greer Offering the Latest Styles in Fashionable Frames
If a visit to an eye doctor in Greer is on your schedule in the near future, you may want to head over to BlueRidgeVision.net to check out the abundance of fashionable eyewear styles that we currently have available. We know that the main reason for your visit may be to get a regular eye check-up or to get an initial prescription for eyeglasses, but we also understand how important finding an aesthetically-pleasing style of eyeglasses is to our patients. Having glasses that not only have the proper fit, but that also complements your face makes a big difference in the comfort level you experience while wearing your glasses. To avoid a long wait in our office while you browse frames, save some time and browse online before you visit. We have glasses to fit every facial size and shape and we know that you’ll be pleased with the wide variety of our frame offerings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We have a large selection of sunglasses and eyeglasses in all different shapes and styles. While we are happy to have you browse as much as you like to find the right eyeglasses to suit your personality and lifestyle, we can help to guide you in the right direction in terms of quality, expense and choosing frames that complement your particular facial shape. We can discuss the options in person when you come into our office for a visit, but in the meantime, here is a basic guide to which frames are most complementary to each of the most common facial shapes. Some of those frames we have available (which can change periodically) are Coach, Kate Spade, Phoebe, Tura, Ted Baker, Titan Flex, Ray Ban, Vera Bradley, Fossil, Wiley X, Bulova, Liberty Sport, Penguin, Gargoyles, Charmant, XXL, Crocs, just to name a few.
Face-Shape Guide for Finding the Perfect Sunglasses
- Square Face: square faces have a strong jawline and a wide chin area. Frames should be more oval to offset the squareness and add some elongation to the face.
- Oval Face: oval faces are well-proportioned and often have high cheekbones. Diamond or rectangular frames fit the oval-shaped face very well.
- Oblong Face: this shape is similar to the oval but it is a bit longer. Frames that shorten the face a bit work well. Look for frames with clear horizontal lines or a low bridge that will make the face appear shorter.
- Round Face: round faces are typically wide at the cheekbones and full. They are the same width and length. Choose angular or narrow frames which help to add length to the face as opposed to round frames which will only make the face appear curvier.
- Heart Shaped Face: a heart-shaped face is wide at the forehead and narrow at the chin. Frames that are wider at the bottom work well with this shape, as do rimless and light colored frames.
- Diamond Face: a diamond face has pronounced, high cheekbones and a narrow jawline. Choose frames that highlight the eyes and cheekbones such as cat-eye or oval style.
- Base-Down Triangle Face: this is the opposite of a heart shape and has a narrow forehead with a wider chin area. To de-emphasize the wide lower half of the face, choose frames that are wider or heavily detailed at the top. The cat-eye frames also works well with this face shape.
You can continue to research the various styles and shapes on our website, but feel free to drop in today or anytime to get fitted for your glasses and try to on the frames for yourself.
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