Picking The Right Frames

Choosing the Right Optical Frames in Fort Worth and Lubbock, TX

Your eyewear affects everything from your vision and eye health to your everyday comfort and overall style. Eyeglasses are both necessities and accessories, after all. They determine how well you see and how good you look. Here at The Vision Center, we know that up-to-date prescriptions and high-quality lenses make all the difference for your vision, and the right pair of frames makes all the difference for your style and comfort.

You deserve lenses that correct your refractive errors and protect your eyes, as well as frames that fit comfortably, flatter your face shape, and express your personal style. That’s why our eye doctors work so hard to provide comprehensive, precise vision exams and high-quality, flattering eyewear in Fort Worth and Lubbock, TX. After your eye doctor determines your unique prescription, browse our designer eyeglasses and sunglasses to find the pair you want to customize.

Frames, Lubbock TX

Here are some of the most important factors to consider as you search for the right frames:

Flattering Your Face Shape

So, how do you find the perfect frames for you? Start with your face shape. Round frames offer a pleasing balance to angular faces, for example, while wide frames compliment long faces. Here are some of the most common face shapes, along with our style suggestions:  

Heart-Shaped Faces

Is your forehead the widest part of your face, but it gradually narrows to a point at your chin? Flatter your heart-shaped face with frames that do the opposite, getting wider at the bottom. Bottom-heavy shapes (like aviators) and low-set temples help draw the eye down your face.

Square-Shaped Faces

Exactly as wide as they are long, square-shaped faces are wider and more angular than other face shapes. Complement your lines with the curves of round or oval frames, and make sure they sit higher on your nose to add the appearance of extra length.

Round Faces

Is your face symmetrical and round? You want frames that add length and straight lines to your features, such as rectangular frames that are wider than they are long. Avoid small, rimless, or round frames that simply exaggerate your features.

Diamond-Shaped Faces

Does your face get narrower at the chin and forehead? Opt for frames that flatter your delicate features and add a bit of width to your face. Cat-eye frames are a great choice for diamond face shapes, because they draw the eye up and downplay the width of the cheekbones.

Complementing Your Skin Tone and Eye Color

Your complexion, hair, and eyes also play an important role in your overall look. Your own natural coloring is a palette that will always be with you, so it’s important to avoid frames with clashing or contrasting tones.

Warm Skin Tones

Does your skin have hints of orange, yellow, or peach? Flatter your warm complexion with frames that contain hints of brown, gold, olive green, or beige.  

Cool Skin Tones

Does your face have blue, red, or pink undertones instead? Stick to frames that won’t exaggerate this effect. Gray, pink, purple, blue, silver, and black are all good color choices for cool complexions.

Are You Ready to Upgrade Your Eyewear?

Contact us today to schedule a vision exam or learn more about our optical frames in Fort Worth and Lubbock, TX.