Eyeglass Frames That Match Your Face Shape

Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Maryland

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Eyeglass Frames That Match Your Face Shape

Baltimore Washington Eye Center Optician Danielle Jones commented,”The most important aspect of choosing eyeglass frames is how they look on our face,”’ she said. “Yes, you could try on every pair of eyeglasses in the store to find out how each one looks, but narrowing down your choices in advance can save you a lot of time and aggravation. You simply need to determine your face shape and understand which eyeglass frame styles would look best on that shape,” she further explained.


You should consider two main points when choosing an eyeglass frame: the frame shape should contrast with your face shape and the frame size should be in scale with your face size. A good optician can help you use these guidelines to choose your new eyeglasses. Also, while most faces are a combination of shapes and angles, there are a few basic face shapes: round, oval, and oblong.

Here are some pointers to help when selecting a frame:
  • Round-try angular narrow eyeglass frames to lengthen the face, a clear bridge that widens the eyes, and frames that are wider than they are deep, such as a rectangular shape
  • Oval- to keep the oval's natural balance, look for eyeglass frames that are as wide as (or wider than) the broadest part of the face, or walnut-shaped frames
  • Oblong-to keep the oval's natural balance, look for eyeglass frames that are as wide as (or wider than) the broadest part of the face
Guest Blogger: Danielle Jones, A.B.O.C with the Baltimore Washington Eye Center’s Optical Department
If you or someone you know would like to schedule an eyeglass frame fitting or selection you can visit Baltimore Washington Eye Center by calling 800-495-3937, visiting Baltimore Washington Eye Center or facebook.com/baltimorewashingtoneyecenter.

Baltimore Washington Eye Center is a leading eye care practice serving the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, diagnosis and treatment of cataracts including cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear and optical services. Baltimore Washington Eye Center is conveniently located for patients from Arbutus, Carney, Clarksville, Columbia, Dundalk, Edgemere, Essex, Ellicott City, Ferndale, Glen Burnie, Kenwood, Laurel, Linthicum, Lutherville, Millersville, Odenton Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Towson, Parkville, Randallstown, Rivera Beach, Pasadena, Severna Park, South Gate and Woodlawn Maryland.