Glasses, more than ever, say a lot about your personality, style, and fashion. Selecting the right frames can be confusing and daunting, especially for first time patients. Our staff has a great deal of experience helping patients find the best frames for them – taking into account budget, medical needs, lifestyle, and appearance. At Ottewell Eye Care, we are here to help you find the perfect look, while also correcting your vision. There is no replacement for professional help finding the right frames for your face, but the guide below can give you an idea of what to look for.
Square Face: A square face features a prominent jaw line, wide forehead, and angular features like the chin and cheekbones. The length and width of a square face are roughly the same.
Frames: Look for frames that make the face appear longer. Minimal or thinner frames with soft, round lines will look best. Oval and circular frames work well, as do neutral colors.
Round Face: A round face has similar width and length, like a square face, but has much softer angles in the cheeks and chin. Cheeks are typically full and the chin is rounded.
Frames: Select frames that elongate the face. Typically this means rectangular frames. Frames with nosepads will help raise the glasses above the cheeks, and high temples may help slim the face as well. Round frames should generally be avoided.
Oval Face: The oval face is the most common, characterized by overall balance. The chin is slightly more narrow the the forehead and cheekbones are typically high.
Frames: Most frames work for an oval face, so that provides the freedom to find a style you enjoy. Bold shapes and colors can add personal style to your frames. The goal is to maintain the natural balance of the face. Frames should be broader than the widest part of the face. The eyes should not be too close to the top or bottom of the glasses.
Heart Shaped Face: A heart face has a wide forehead, narrow chin, and high cheekbones. The jaw line may be narrow as well.
Frames: A difficult face to frame, look for frames that are wider than the forehead. Frames that are wider on the bottom, and have details on the lower half, often work well. Light colors can look best, and be sure to consider rimless frames as well. Some people prefer rounder frames, so be sure to consider all of your options.
Dolce & Gabbana
An unmistakable style, the expression of unconventional luxury which, season after season. A brand whose essence lies in its contrasting features.Precious and refined details add elegance and style to the exclusive use of textures and colors.
Ray Ban is an Italian brand of sunglasses and eyeglasses created in 1937 by the American company Bausch & Lomb. The brand is known for their Wayfarer and Aviator lines of sunglasses.
BMW offers stylish, high quality eyewear that is perfect for every frame.
Tiffany and Co
Elevate your everyday eyewear in cat eye sunglasses, aviator sunglasses and round sunglassesfinished with mother-of-pearl, crystal and iconic Tiffany Blue®
Classic styles refined through palette and proportion in our London studio.
Di Valdi is a high-end Designer Eyewear & Accessories brand that includes optical and sunglasses, travel bags, scarves, gloves and wallets. Di Valdi is a boutique brand not sold in department stores. It is sold in 1,500+ boutiques and optical stores throughout Canada and in over 10,000 locations in the US.
With an equal focus on fit, function and aesthetics, EVATIK Eyewear strikes the perfect balance between comfort and luxury. Clean, understated designs are elevated with high quality materials including; handmade acetate, high grade stainless steel, Japanese titanium and European hinges.
Combining the latest runway looks with the color trends of the season, FYSH UK eyewear features a vast array of bold colors, intricate patterns, unique constructions and shapes. Metal accents such as double metal bridges, inlays & browline details are key to the perfect eyewear accessory.
Taking its direction from the clean, modern aesthetic of Danish design, KLiiK denmark eyewear is subtle yet always inspired.
The rich, saturated coloring, laser cut detailing and mixing of patterns and materials are some of the design elements that are integral to the KLiiK denmark collection.
Prada is an Italian luxury fashion house, specializing in leather handbags, travel accessories, shoes, ready-to-wear, perfumes and other fashion accessories, founded in 1913 by Mario Prada.
Tory Burch Eyewear
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Since our first frame was made in 1970, STEPPER has been a pioneer. Through innovation and technology, STEPPER has embraced new materials and processes to create exciting and durable eyewear that fits. Being experts in design, materials and manufacturing, STEPPER delivers eyewear that looks as good as it is comfortable.
Vogue Eyewear stands out for its unique details, variety of colors and frames – turning everyday glasses into a hot fashion accessory!
Versace sunglasses provide the finishing touch to any look, and suit a multitude of styles.
Made by the best optical craftsmen in the world, Versace eyewear is modern elegance for the face.
Aspex Eyewear is one of the world’s largest global distributors of quality eyewear and sunwear, serving markets in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe.
ZEISS EYEWEAR has been created as a range of the ﬁnest quality men’s and women’s frames constructed from the best materials to reﬂect the precision excellence of ZEISS. Each design is conceived in three dimensions to work in harmony with the contours of the face.