We want you to look your best and we understand picking your glasses is a very personal decision.
We give you one to one expert assistance and expert advise with respect to your prescription, facial shape, colouring, styling and lifestyle requirements in a relaxed and unhurried manner. if you are unsure we are happy to let you take a few frames out to show friends and family.
We supply styles and prices to suit all budgets, we will help you find the perfect look from our wide selection of frames.
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Which frames suit me?
The shape of frame should complement the shape of the face, although it is also important that the frame is in proportion to the face. To help you choose your new glasses we use various devices, including the iPad.
There are several different basic face shapes:
Round, Oval, Oblong, Triangular/Heart Shaped, Diamond and Square.
The Round Face
A round face is curvier with no angles, it is of the same proportions both length wise and height wise. A rectangular or angular frame shape work best and can create the illusion of a thinner and longer face. Try to avoid excessively deep frames as this can make the face appear shorter. In general the round face can get away with most shapes.
The Oval Face
The oval face is considered to be well balanced, the ideal shape. It is longer than it is wide, usually rounded with high cheekbones and suits most frame shapes. Both rounded and angular shapes work well, although frame size needs to be taken into account.
The Oblong Face
This face shape is long and narrow, similar to the square face. You should avoid small or narrow, square glasses. You want to balance the face, so the frame should cover as much of the centre of the face as possible in order to minimise the length. A larger frame with a low set nose bridge is best.
The Triangular/Heart Shaped Face
This face has a wide forehead and a neat, narrow chin. We can get away with both angular and round frames as the face has a mixture of both elements. Avoid frames that are wider at the top than the bottom. Frames with a thin rim and vertical lines will help balance the bottom part of the face.
The Diamond Face
This is the rarest of face shape which is narrow at the eye line and jaw line, quite often with high cheek bones. Try rimless glasses, oval or cats eye shaped frames.
The Square Face
The square face shape usually incorporates broad foreheads, wide jaw line, deep faces and square chins. Here we need frames with more depth than width. Compliment this face shape with frames that are slightly curved (rounded or oval).
Large noses – large over sized frames work best.
Long noses – frames with high sided legs which draw attention towards the temples away from the nose. A double bridge also works well.
Short nose – a high bridge in a light colour will lengthen the nose in proportion to the face.