How Our Raleigh Optometrists Select the Best Frames For You

Our optometrists are the best optometrists in Raleigh, and we are skilled in the art of picking out the perfect pair of frames for our customers. We work hard to stock a wide selection of frames that will allow you to find the perfect pair of eyeglasses for your face. When you come in to see us for optical exams, we will match the right style of eyeglasses for your face. The way we do this is to match up the perfect frame style and shape to match the shape of your face as well as your personal style. Here is a look at the kinds of frames we match up with different face shapes during an eyeglass frame fitting.

Oval Faces

When you come in to see the best optometrists in Raleigh for your optical exams, part of the exam will include an eyeglass frame fitting. One of the most common types of faces we see are oval faces. Oval faces are very proportionate, and this makes it easy to find a great pair of frames. Many times, we recommend rectangular or diamond frames for people with oval faces. The contrast of the square angles on an oval face makes them really stand out.

Square Faces

A square face has an equal length and width. Square faces usually need lengthening and softening. A pair of eyeglasses with a wide, oval shape will accomplish this.

Oblong Faces

Oblong faces are longer than they are wide. This means that you need to search for a pair of frames that shorten the face. When you come to see the best optometrists in Raleigh, we will find a nice pair of frames that are deep, round or triangle-shaped to create this shortening effect.

Round Faces

Round faces are similar to oval faces, but they have the same length and width. This means that we need to search for frames that provide a lengthening effect during an eyeglass frame fitting for round faces. You must avoid round frames and look for wide, angular varieties instead.

Heart-Shaped Faces

Heart-shaped faces look like a triangle with the point at the chin. These faces need a pair of frames that are wide at the bottom to counteract this narrowing.

Upside-Down Triangle Faces

This is the opposite of the heart-shaped face. Upside-down triangle faces have narrow foreheads and wide jawlines. These faces need eyeglass frames that widen at the top to counteract the narrow forehead.

Diamond Faces

This is the least common type of face. These faces have wide cheekbones with narrow eyes and jawlines. The best types of frames for diamond faces are oval shaped.