Your eye doctor can help you find the right prescription lenses to correct any vision problems you may have, but choosing the frames is completely up to you. Since you’ll be wearing your eyeglasses most of the time, it’s important to choose a style that works well with your own fashion sense.
Here are a few tips on choosing the right frame below.
Consider the Shape of Your Face
The primary concept to follow here is to choose a frame that’s more or less the opposite of your face shape. For people with round faces, a square frame will make your face appear slimmer, balancing out soft edges with sharp angles. Conversely, round or oval frames work well on people with square-shaped faces.
People with heart-shaped faces have a bit more to consider when choosing a frame for their eyeglasses. These faces will often have a wider forehead and a narrow chin, which means you want frames that are generally bottom-heavy. This can offset the focus normally drawn in by the forehead.
Matching Skin Tones
Frame shapes can help your eyeglasses complement your face well, but colors are equally important, too. Generally, most skin tones fall into two categories: warm and cool tones. Warm skin tones generally range from slight yellows, bronze to gold. For people with these tones, you want to avoid black and white frames. Turquoise, olive green and honey gold are great choices for your skin.
A cool skin complexion typically has light and bluish hints. The colors that work best for these tones are silver, black and gray, but blue, purple and pink can hold their own as well.
Lifestyle and Personality
Finally, you want to choose frames that can handle your daily activities. For example, active people who engage in plenty of physical activities should choose frames sturdy enough to withstand a little abuse.
Find the right frame for your prescription glasses at Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry. From contact lenses to low vision therapy, we can help you with all your eye care needs. Call us at (703) 467-9080 to schedule an appointment today. We serve Reston, VA.