Picking the Right Frames

At Family Vision Centers in Bridgeport and Stratford, CT, we understand that wearing eyeglasses is about seeing better and also looking good. After all, glasses only work when they are actually worn. Your frames also need to fit your budget, as well as be complimentary to the shape of your face. If you are new to glasses, and maybe even if you are not, this can all seem a bit overwhelming. That's why our professional staff is here to help you every step of the way.

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Fitting Your Face Shape

Glasses can make you look great and today’s styles are even more affordable. The trick is to find frames that compliment your face. For the most part, face shapes are considered either round, square, rectangular, or heart-shaped and need different eyeglasses styles in order to balance out those proportions.

Overall, strong angles are good for rounded face shapes. Square faces often look their best with more rounded frames. Narrow frames are good for more rectangular faces. The goal of those with heart shaped faces should be to make the bottom portion seem a bit broader with an aviator style of frame. For those who aren't sure where to start, aviators are often a good place to start.

Considering Color

Frames that are either metal, black, or brown are often the choice of those who prefer subtle styles. However, you may prefer a dash of color and your complexion plays a role in evaluating frames. If your complexion is considered to have more warm tones, then bronze, gold, olive green, and yellow frames will likely be a great choice. Cooler skin tones look their best in bolder colors like red, purple, and bright blue. Black and silver also offer a crisp option.

The Fashion Piece

If staying on budget and having glasses that will stand the test of time are more important than a designer label, there are a variety of choices available for adults and children. For others, their glasses are an extension of themselves, and style definitely matters. At Family Vision Center, we carry a wide variety of popular designers that have solid reputations for being both attractive and delivering on their promise of quality. Some of those designers include:

  • Ralph Lauren Polo
  • Flexon
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Coach
  • Nautica
  • Ray-Ban
  • Oakley
  • MIchael Kors
  • and many others.

If you haven't had an eye exam lately, our optometrists at Family Vision Centers in Bridgeport or Stratford will make sure your prescription is accurate and get you on the path to finding the perfect frames. To learn more or to schedule an eye appointment contact us at Family Vision Centers in Bridgeport, CT at 203-333-2020 or in Stratford, CT at 203-377-2020.

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