Frame Selection

Choosing the Right Frames

Glasses say so much about your personality and personal style. At Eye Care First, 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.

Select Your Frames

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.

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.

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    Dr. Huang…remained positive and encouraging and Luke quickly started to show improvements, which was first evident in his balance and co-ordination. As time went on his impulsivity became less and his conversation much more appropriate and well thought out. Teachers were commenting on how neat his printing was getting and noticed a very obvious improvement with reading comprehension. His visual skills went from completely out of range to completely normal for his age. We are so thankful to Dr. Huang…and staff for all of their knowledge, patience, and encouragement throughout Luke's VT journey."
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  • "Vision therapy has changed my life for I can now continue to enjoy reading again. No longer will the words bounce off the page and the pages become blurred. No more double vision or headaches. I can read to my hearts content."
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  • "Vision therapy has helped Enzo in every facet of his life. Unbeknownst to us, Enzo was seeing double until he was 6 years old. After meeting with Dr. Huang the first time all things could then be explained; why he had such a hard time learning his letters, why he wasn't able to catch or hit a baseball. Why he often became confused or tired looking at story books. The decision to begin therapy was an easy one for the simple reason it would make learning easier. We quickly began to see results. He quickly learned the skill of "making it one." He nearly immediately learned his letters, began reading in French and completed tasks other people take for granted. The most amazing moment was the first time he was able to hit a baseball. He began to cry and proudly proclaimed, "I did it!" The pride he had for himself in that moment made everything worth it. He also improved 5 reading levels in 1 year and can do all the things he once couldn't."
    LL (proud and thankful mom!)
  • "Connor started vision therapy in November 2017. We brought our boys for eye exams in March 2017, in chatham. Our oldest had perfect eyesight. Connor then had his turn in the chair. The doctor became progressively worried and advised we call Dr. Huang. The appointment was set up and after Connor's initial assessment, Dr. Huang was confident he and his team could help Connor.

    Week after week of in-office vision therapy and daily at-home therapy [home exercises], Connor did progress.

    As a goalie, he was better at tracking the puck, depth perception and all-around making great saves!

    He is doing exceptionally well in school, currently Grade 4 and is achieving A's and B's. We are very thankful to Dr. Huang and his team at Eye Care First!"
    HD
  • "Owen's a high energy kid who wasn't progressing in sports despite being in various activities and continued to need increases in his prescription glasses--the reason we came.

    Today, Owen's vision has remained stable. He is also more proficient during physical activity (eg. catching, throwing, seeing the "whole" ice, passing, hitting, etc). A bonus was Owen now has more self-confidence and control as he tends not to get as frustrated with himself or others when skills aren't acquired as quickly. Super thrilled :)"
    SC
  • "I have more confidence and [am] more social and I can walk for miles without stopping and things are more clear. I can do more stuff like before I would say I can't, now I'm confident and I just do it now LOL. I make jokes and people laugh and all LOL and my balance is better."
    JH
  • "Vision therapy has changed so many things in my life. I can now walk balanced and not off balance. I can read books, etc., and not get the letters messed up. The I fast forward the remote (TV), I can now watch it [and not feel nauseous]. I can go into stores and not [have the urge to] walk out [because of] people moving/lights. I no longer run into shelves, etc., at stores when I'm pushing a cart. Etc, etc, etc.

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  • "Vision therapy changed my life in many ways. Vision therapy helped me stay more focused on school, helped me with the amount of time it would take me to remember a simple (small) piece of information. Vision therapy allowed me to balance my time well and set my priorities straight. It helped me change my mindset in everything. I went from always saying "no," to always saying "maybe," to always saying "yes!" Vision therapy is the best thing that's happened to me, it changed my life."
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    2) I think I am reading more efficiently, with less strain.

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    PB
  • "His eyes work together. He reads on his own more. He now has depth perception (3D). He can see better. He is more relaxed. He is calmer. He calms down quicker and realizes when his "fan" is high. He can focus better. His imagery wonderful.

    An amazing experience. It improved my child's life."
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  • "Fourteen months ago my daughter started vision therapy. She was struggling to learn to read and although she like school, her confidence was decreasing. Within months of starting vision therapy, she was reading and starting to make gains at school.

    The process has been long and a lot of hard work, but it has been a worthwhile investment. She loves reading now and has made gains in confidence in many areas of her life. She can now ride a bike, complete math work independently and even had the confidence to audition for the school play.

    Vision therapy has made a huge difference in my daughter's life and we are excited to see her continue to thrive."
    JM
  • "I have become more focused in school and have seen a major [increase] in my school performance. I have become better at studying and am now able to study and do work in noisy situations. I have also enjoyed the time I spent at the office with all of the girls and am very sad that I am leaving. Although you won't get rid of me that easily :)."
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  • "I started vision therapy in 2019 because I sustained a concussion during a football game. My eyes were sensitive to even the smallest amounts of light and I couldn't read without becoming symptomatic. Now, I can read fine and stare into the sky on a sunny day and I can "blame" this recovery on vision therapy."
    ED
  • "Vision therapy has helped M discover the joy of reading. He no longer experiences daily headaches after a long day at school. M also attributes his success in school to vision therapy."
    LM
  • "Vision therapy has allowed me to gain greater control over my eyes, and is making them less tired or strained. It also prevents them from getting too myopic in a short period of time. I feel that I am now able to use my eyes more efficiently. All this makes me more confident when I do work with my eyes."
    YL
  • "It's been a long adventure--from a daycare teacher pointing out an eye turn, to trying to get a JK to wear glasses, to watching a child see 3D for the first time in 8 years! VT has challenged E to work hard and think about her body in ways most kids her age don't. She's a confident kid--able to express things about herself and the world around her eloquently because she's always had to put in the extra thought and effort.

    We've made huge gains and with every success she's been able to build.

    Thanks Guys!"
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