Picking The Right Frames

Your Guide to Choosing the Right Frames

Chances are, you are going to be wearing your glasses for a significant part of your day. The right frames for you should be comfortable, durable, and flattering. However, there are so many models available to choose from. What should you be looking for when buying frames from Epic Vision Eye Center in Smithville, MO or Kansas?

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The Look

When worn, your glasses become a major part of your appearance. It is worth taking your time to find a flattering shape and color. Fortunately, there are many options available to work with any personal style.

Shape

Frames come in a wide variety of shapes including:

  • squared off
  • rounded and oval
  • wayfarer
  • horn-rimmed
  • cat-eye
  • rimless and semi-rimless

In general, you will want a style that contrasts with your face shape. Here are a few tips:

Round faces: Balance this out with square or rectangular frames.

Square faces: Try softly rounded or oval glasses.

Heart shaped faces: Look for lighter frames in proportion to your features.

Diamond shaped faces: Try frames with bold elements at the browline to balance your cheekbones.

Oval faces: You can get away with most shapes, especially with bolder and thick frames.

Color

The sky’s the limit for what is available. Just make sure you choose colors that complement your warm or cool skin tone. Some general guidelines include:

  • Metallics and neutral tones are universally flattering.
  • Black can be very bold and hip.
  • If you have a favorite color, you may be able to pull off bright plastic frames.
  • Finally, if you are willing to buy a new pair of frames every year, you can chase color trends with eye-catching patterns.

The Material

Most glasses are made of various plastics or metals. Plastic frames are lightweight, hypoallergenic, and come in a whole rainbow of fashionable colors. Metal frames can come in a mixture, in titanium, or in less common metals like beryllium. These resist corrosion, are highly durable, and can be bent to adjust the fit. Your optometrist can help you choose the right materials for your needs and lifestyle.

You can also get frames from more exotic materials such as wood, bone, or with leather or other insets. These unusual styles may need a special order. They tend to be pricier than other materials and cannot be adjusted. However, these can give you a striking signature look.

Your Optometrist in Smithville, MO and Beyond

Where can you find the nearest Epic Vision Eye Center? It is probably closer than you think! We have multiple locations in both Kansas and Missouri. Whether you are looking for glasses, contacts, or other vision-related services, we are here to help. Contact us today to book an appointment.

Main Office
PO Box 1095
Smithville, MO 64089

Main | 888.749.7755
Billing | 816.207.0055
Fax | 816-817-1519
Accounts Payable | 888.749.7755

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