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You only have one chance to make a first impression. So if you wear eyeglasses, it is crucial to choose the perfect frames for your needs. They should feel and look good, in addition to being sturdy. We've put together a guide to help you get started.


The process of shopping for new frames can be quite exciting if you know how to pick the perfect ones. Everyone’s face is unique. Thus, not all frames are ideal for all face shapes. Fortunately, you will pick the frames that fit your face and meet your specific needs by following a few simple rules. Some of these rules include:


Know Your Face


Your facial struture is the first thing you need to consider when choosing new frames for your glasses. Your facial features and the general shape of your face will determine which frames will look most flattering on you. Factors such as the bridge of your nose, eye size, and jawline shape can play a huge role in determining whether some frames fit or not.


Is your face rounded, square, or long? Are your eyes narrow or wide-set? Do you have an oval or heart-shaped face? Do you have a wide, shallow, or narrow bridge on your nose? Do you have any facial features you would like your eyeglasses to accent or hide? These are some of the questions you need to ask yourself when shopping for eyeglass frames.




This is another important factor to consider when choosing new frames for your glasses. Often, you will need to try on different frames to determine their comfort. However, other considerations can help simplify the selection process.


For example, the weight of your lenses will play a significant role in terms of comfort if you have a high prescription. So to reduce the overall weight of your eyeglasses, choose rounded and small frames made of lightweight material.


If you have a metal allergy, choosing the perfect frames can be more difficult. But this does not mean that you need to stick with plastic frames. Nowadays, there is a wide range of hypoallergenic frames. It would help if you simply ask your optician for recommendations.




The environment you will be wearing your eyeglasses in is an important factor to consider. If you will primarily use them at your office, you should go for comfortable and lightweight frames. If you usually use your eyeglasses as a backup option for your contact lenses, you can choose fun, stylish frames.


Frame Color


Your skin tone can help you determine the perfect frames. It is more decisive than your eye color and more important than your hair color. You should pick a shade that is closest to your skin tone.




Pick frames that fit your personality. For example, you can choose frames that emphasize your fun-loving side and others that showcase your serious side at work. You can even have a small collection of frames to easily change your appearance.


To learn how to pick the perfect frames for your needs, contact Berris Optical at our office in Rocky River, Ohio. You can call 440-571-7100 today to schedule an appointment.

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