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Choosing the Right Frames

If you are a fitness enthusiast or work in a position that requires a high level of durability from your frames, the staff at VAL-Uvision is here to help you find the frames that suit your lifestyle. Optometry that corrects your vision is just half of the equation, as eyeglasses are worn every day and are a great way to express your individuality!

Select Your Frames

The Opticians at VAL-Uvision Are Here to Help You Choose the Right Frames!

Many of our patients prefer lightweight eyeglass frames as comfort is their most important concern, while others are very fashion conscious and want the latest glasses styles from their favorite designers, and a lot of the patients at VAL-Uvision fall somewhere in between! Whatever your desire for your frames, we will likely have what you need or can order it for you if we don't! Our optometrist will spend time with you during your selection process to help ensure that you get exactly what you want.

Know the Best Frames for Your Face Shape

Optometry specialists have worked with many people who have a wide variety of face shapes and sizes. We are able to help you narrow down your options during the selection process based on your face shape and which frames are the most complimentary. The most typical face shapes are round, oval, square, and heart-shaped. We understand that everyone's face is unique, but there are different frames that work best for certain face shapes. Many of our patients are surprised how quickly the optician can find a great pair of frames for them by just studying their face shape!

Oval faces look great in cat eye frames, and the appearance of a square face is enhanced by traditional aviator frames or any that are round or oval. Using these guidelines can help you to narrow your selection to a more manageable group thus making the entire process a lot less overwhelming. If you are looking to give your eyeglass game an upgrade, or this is your first pair of glasses, VAL-Uvision is here to walk you through the process. Our entire staff is dedicated to meeting the vision and eye care needs of our patients and helping find them the right glasses.

Glasses say so much about your personality and personal style. At VAL-Uvision, we are happy to work with you in selecting frames that complement your features. Our experienced optometry professionals work closely with you to select the proper frames to fit your budget as well as your cosmetic, lifestyle, and vision needs. While working with our experienced staff enables you to select the appropriate frames, we invite you to learn more about which frame styles complement various face shapes.

Square Face

A square face is often characterized by a strong jaw line, a broad forehead, and a wide chin and cheekbones. The width and length of the face are close to being equal. Frames should be selected to make the face look longer and to soften the square angles of the face. Choose frames that are slightly curved (like an oval shape) and that have more horizontal than vertical real estate.

Oval Face

The oval face is identifiable by its balanced proportions. The forehead is slightly wider than the chin and cheekbones are high. Frames should complement the natural proportions of the oval. Choose frames that are wide or wider than the broadest part of the face and that follow your brow line. Often, diamond or rectangular shapes work best for oval shapes.

Oblong Face

Although fairly similar to an oval shape, an oblong face is longer than it is wide. The ideal frames will shorten the face by creating a break in the length of the face. Choose frames that have depth and a low bridge to shorten the nose. Try frames that are round, deep, have low-triangle shapes, or that have strong vertical lines.

Round Face

A round or full face is characterized by having the same width and length. For round faces, frames that add length to the face often work best. Frames that lengthen the face are typically angular, narrow and are wider than they are deep. It is best to avoid round style frames as these will exaggerate the roundness and curves of the face.

Heart Shaped Face (or Base-up Triangle)

A heart shaped face looks like a heart or a triangle with the point facing down. The forehead is very wide and cheekbones are high while the face narrows towards the chin. Counterbalance the narrow chin by choosing frames that are wider at the bottom. Generally, light colored and rimless frames work best, although aviator, butterfly and low-triangle styles also work well.

Base-down Triangle Face

A base-down triangle face has a narrower forehead with full cheeks and a broad chin. To offset a broad chin, select frames that widen at the top. Great selections include frames that have heavy color accents and detail on the top part of the frames. Cat-eye shapes also work well to add width and emphasize the narrow upper part of the face.

Diamond Face

A diamond shaped face is often characterized by high, dramatic cheekbones with a narrow eye line and jaw line. This shape is the rarest of all the shapes. Oval frames that are soft in style typically work best to highlight the eyes and cheekbones. Select frames that have detailing, distinctive brow lines, are rimless or a cat-eye shape for best results.

This is a general guide and is only intended for reference. Our experienced and trained staff will assist you in selecting frames what work best for your lifestyle.

VAL-Uvision: Your Jacksonville FL Has Two Locations to Serve Your Vision Needs

If you are in need of corrective eyeglasses and are wondering which frames are most suitable for your face shape and lifestyle we can help! Please call us today at (904) 701-0223 to schedule a consultation. Our Jacksonville FL offices are conveniently located at 9397 San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin and 9400 Atlantic Boulevard in Regency Park.

Square Oval Oblong Round Heart Triangle Diamond

Square

A square face is often characterized by a strong jaw line, a broad forehead, and a wide chin and cheekbones. The width and length of the face are close to being equal. Frames should be selected to make the face look longer and to soften the square angles of the face. Choose frames that are slightly curved (like an oval shape) and that have more horizontal than vertical real estate.

Oval

The oval face is identifiable by its balanced proportions. The forehead is slightly wider than the chin and cheekbones are high. Frames should complement the natural proportions of the oval. Choose frames that are wide or wider than the broadest part of the face and that follow your brow line. Often, diamond or rectangular shapes work best for oval shapes.

Oblong

Although fairly similar to an oval shape, an oblong face is longer than it is wide. The ideal frames will shorten the face by creating a break in the length of the face. Choose frames that have depth and a low bridge to shorten the nose. Try frames that are round, deep, have low-triangle shapes, or that have strong vertical lines.

Round

A round or full face is characterized by having the same width and length. For round faces, frames that add length to the face often work best. Frames that lengthen the face are typically angular, narrow and are wider than they are deep. It is best to avoid round style frames as these will exaggerate the roundness and curves of the face.

Heart

A heart shaped face looks like a heart or a triangle with the point facing down. The forehead is very wide and cheekbones are high while the face narrows towards the chin. Counterbalance the narrow chin by choosing frames that are wider at the bottom. Generally, light colored and rimless frames work best, although aviator, butterfly and low-triangle styles also work well.

Triangle

A base-down triangle face has a narrower forehead with full cheeks and a broad chin. To offset a broad chin, select frames that widen at the top. Great selections include frames that have heavy color accents and detail on the top part of the frames. Cat-eye shapes also work well to add width and emphasize the narrow upper part of the face.

Diamond

A diamond shaped face is often characterized by high, dramatic cheekbones with a narrow eye line and jaw line. This shape is the rarest of all the shapes. Oval frames that are soft in style typically work best to highlight the eyes and cheekbones. Select frames that have detailing, distinctive brow lines, are rimless or a cat-eye shape for best results.