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How to Choose the Right Frames for Your Face Shape




Feb 27

How to Choose the Right Frames for Your Face Shape

Selecting the most flattering frames for your face shape will help you feel more confident when you are wearing your eyeglasses. In order to connect face shape to frames, you first need to determine what your face shape is. Pull all of your hair away from your face while looking in a mirror. Pay attention to your contours, jawline, and forehead, and follow the following tips.

Square: You have a square face shape if your jawline is horizontal and your forehead is broader. For you, select frames that are oval and darker colored to work with your bold features. Lighter-colored frames and square shapes can get lost in your features.

Round: A round chin, full cheeks, and broad forehead are yours if you fall into the round face category. Pick out frames that are angular, bold, and obvious lines to help balance out all of the softness and roundness of your features.

Heart: This face shape is categorized by high cheekbones, a broad brow, and a narrowness at the chin. Heart shapes benefit from round-shaped eyeglass frames or oval and rectangular for a better-balanced look.

Triangle: This is you if you have a thin face at the top and wider at the bottom. Frames that are narrow at the bottom and wider at the top will work for you. Cat-eye frames can emphasize your eyes.

Oval: As the shape indicates, your forehead and chin are narrow. Frames that add angles to your look will help balance out your features. Your frames should be as wide as the widest part of your face.

Diamond: You have lots of angles at your jawline, defined cheekbones, a narrow forehead, and full cheeks. Your face will look best with a softer frame that includes curves and delicate lines.

Select Frames With our Expert Team

AT Trumansburg Optical, our team is here to help you with your eyeglass frames as well as get your best prescription to help you see the best. Our glasses services include a wide selection of designer frames from Ray-Ban and Fossil to Jones New York and Tommy Hilfiger. We complete lens edging in-house to cut down on the turnaround time for your new pair. If you like your old frames, we can quickly change out your lenses to update your prescription. 

As a full-service optical office, we can not only take care of your eyeglass needs but also assist with a thorough and comprehensive eye exam and get you fitted with your ideal contact lenses. Eye exams are vital to catching issues early and making sure that you and your children can see the world as best as possible. We also provide emergency services if you have injured your eye or have sight issues that come on suddenly. If you are ready to come out and see our team, contact us with any questions through our online contact form

Meet The Doctor

Dr. Neil F. Henninger

Dr. Henninger has been practicing Optometry in the Finger Lakes area since 1992. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College and a Doctor of Optometry degree from The New England College of Optometry. Dr. Henninger is a member of the American Optometric Association, New York State Optometric Association and the Southern Tier Optometric Association.

What Our Patients say

"The staff is so helpful and good at what they do. I have been back a few times because I damaged my glasses and they have fixed me up. Super friendly and knowledgable."


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Trumansburg Optical is a family-owned full-service optometric practice offering comprehensive eye exams by Dr. Neil Henninger. We have a wide selection of frame styles to choose from and carry a variety of contact lenses in stock.

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