Eyeglasses provide sharp visual acuity, and for many people, they make everyday tasks like reading or driving possible. The perks don’t stop there. Eyeglasses protect your eyes from dust, UV rays, and even computer eye syndrome.
As important as the lenses are, the frames play a big role in boosting your confidence and making a fashion statement. So, which frames are right for you?
Bainbridge Eye Care in the Bronx, New York City has been established for more than 20 years.
Our team of expert optometrists 一 Nicanor Lacsina, OD and Yelena Pinkhasova, OD 一 offer a wide variety of frames that suit both your budget and lifestyle.
Customized glasses in our on-site lab
Getting glasses at our practice is a simple process. After your eye exam, you can head over to our on-site lab to select your frames and any additional services you’d like. No matter which frames you choose, you can add special lens treatments, such as anti-glare, UV, or blue light treatments. Once you’ve selected lens treatments, it’s time to explore your frame options.
We recommend using this guide to help you choose the right frames for your face shape.
Choosing the right frames for your face
Although it’s important to choose a pair of glasses that is comfortable and makes you feel confident, you can also use these tricks to select frames based on the shape of your face. The best strategy for this is to look for opposite shapes.
If you have a:
Look for rectangular or square frames as these complement your face shape. Avoid round frames, rimless frames, and too-small frames.
Look for rounder frames with a thinner frame to complement your face. Avoid square or bulky frames.
Look for frames that are thicker on the top than the bottom, such as brow-line and cat-eye frames.
Choose frames that are bottom-heavy to balance your proportions. Round or square glasses can help draw attention away from a high forehead. Avoid any frames with embellished tops.
Those with oval faces can sport square, rectangular, or geometric-style frames.
Choosing the right color frames
Once you’ve determined the right frame shape, it’s time to consider the color of your frames. If you have a warm complexion, avoid black or white frames. The following colors are most flattering for warm skin tones: light tortoise, gold, honey, beige, olive green, and all shades of brown.
If you have a cool complexion, you can pull off frames in the following colors: silver, black, pink, purple, blue, mauve, gray, and dark tortoise. Avoid any colors that wash you out.
Getting ready for your eye exam
With over 16 years of experience, Dr. Lacsina knows firsthand how the right pair of glasses can make a world of difference. That’s why Bainbridge Eye Care is your one-stop shop for everything from eye exams to selecting your eyeglasses and sunglasses. When preparing for your next eye exam, keep these tips in mind:
- Bring your insurance information
- Bring a list of any questions or concerns you want to address
- Don’t wear contacts to your exam (if applicable)
When you’re ready for new frames, call us at 718-306-9142 or request an appointment online.