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3 Tips for Choosing Eyeglass Frames May 15, 2019

Rochester, Monroe
3 Tips for Choosing Eyeglass Frames, Rochester, New York

The right pair of eyeglass frames will help you maintain your vision and add a fashionable touch to any look. With so many shapes, sizes, and designs to choose from, finding the perfect set may seem like an overwhelming task. To help you select the glasses that best support your vision and style, below are a few tips to keep in mind.

How to Choose the Right Eyeglass Frames

1. Consider the Shape of Your Face

The shape of your face should help determine which eyeglass frames are most flattering. If you have an oval face, avoid larger frames, and go for rectangular and square options to add structure. Round faces benefit from bigger frames that draw attention to the eyes, making the face look smaller. Steer clear of small and oval-shaped frames. If you have a more square face, choose round frames to add softness. Heart-shaped faces do well with round frames, as they add balance and draw attention to the top half of the face.

2. Keep Your Lifestyle in Mind

eyeglassesEyeglasses need to be functional. If you have an active lifestyle involving frequent physical exercise and sports, choose frames that fit the face tightly yet comfortably. If you only need glasses for reading, select options that slip easily on and off and can be worn securely on a chain if necessary. Discuss any specific lifestyle demands with an eyecare professional to find the most appropriate frames.

3. Don't Sacrifice Style

With a practically limitless selection of frames available today, there's no need to sacrifice your personal style to find the right pair of glasses. Go with frames that work well with your personality and look. For instance, if you prefer wearing vintage clothing, choose retro frames like cat-eye glasses. If you wear business attire during the workweek, select frames that are understated and elegant. For a bohemian look, find frames in bold, unusual colors.


Alexander Eye Associates & Optical provides eyeglass frames to Monroe County, NY, residents. They are a full-service vision care provider offering eye exams, treatments, and surgeries, as well as prescription glasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses. Call (585) 325-3070 or visit them online to schedule an appointment today.

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