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How to Find the Perfect Frame for Your Face Shape

Did you know? The first step to finding the perfect pair of glasses starts with the shape of your face.

With so many brands, shapes, sizes and colors, Dr. Tavel knows finding a flattering frame can be a little overwhelming. There’s a pair of glasses that’s right for you, and Dr. Tavel is here to help.

Kyle Brumbaugh, Director of Patient Engagement and Special Projects, Dr. Tavel Family Eye Care, and Angela Hess, Store Manager, Dr. Tavel Family Eye Care, show us today’s frames!

Round faces have softer angles with slightly wider cheekbones with an equally wide jaw and forehead. Opt for glasses that are more angular to break up the softness. Over-sized frames with straight lines or strong angles will flatter a rounder face frame.
Keep an eye out for: Full-rim and semi-rimless glasses with rectangular or square frames.

This face shape can pull off almost any style, from oversized to skinny, narrow frames. Not sure which pair is right for you? As a good rule of thumb, always opt for frames that are slightly wider than the widest part of your face. You can rock almost any frame in a flattering way, lucky you!

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Keep an eye out for: New styles, you’ve got the face to experiment. Be bold!

Square shaped faces are widest along the jaw and forehead. To draw focus to your best features, narrow, rounded frames will elongate the face. Avoid anything square or angular.
Keep an eye out for: Rimless and semi-rimless frames, but any frames with rounder shapes are a good start!

A heart-shaped face is widest at the forehead with a narrow chin. Let’s not forget about those defined cheekbones, too! To best flatter this lovely shape, glasses wider than your forehead will work the best. Try to avoid bottom heavy frames or oversized frames. Bring attention to the top of your face with lighter colors.
Keep an eye out for: Thin and light round or square frames will flatter your face!

These distinctive and rare face shapes are narrow at the forehead and jaw with full cheeks! An edgy and angular frame will add some balance to your face. Now’s the time to try some bold colors or opt for a little bit of flair!
Keep an eye out for: Cat-eye and oval glasses shapes work great for diamond faces.

Triangle faces are widest at the jaw, so, to minimize the width of the top of the face, try frames that are wider at the bottom, very light colors and materials.
Keep an eye out for: Rimless frame styles will be most flattering on this face type.

Too often we all rely on wanting to simply “look good” in a frame. In return, we forget how the frame should fit. Here are some tips to look out for when trying out new frames.

  1. Watch for your cheeks touching the frame.
  2. Make sure there isn’t a gap at your bridge. If you are noticing consistent gapping, opt for a frame with nose pads.
  3. You don’t want the temples bowed out or squeezing too tight.
  4. Ideally, you want your eyes to sit as close to the center of the frame as possible.
  5. Your temple should rest on your ear at the natural bend.

If you need more guidance to find the perfect frames, our team at Dr. Tavel is always here to help guide you. Browse our incredible selection of glasses, perfect for all face shapes, to find your next favorite pair. No matter what, you’ll look great! You can also meet our experts in person by scheduling an appointment online.

If you’re sporting glasses from Dr. Tavel, we want to see. Show us your flattering frames by tagging us @drtavel and using #DrTavel and we will repost our favorites!

Don’t Forget!
It may still feel like summer break outside, but we are already thinking back-to-school. This year Dr. Tavel will be offering BOGO FREE glasses for every single child through August 31. Yes, you read that correctly — buy one get one FREE! And guess what… this promotion CAN be combined with insurance. To break that down even further, all patients (15 and under) that purchase any pair of glasses get a second pair for FREE.
Available for ages 15 and under, same day purchase, 2nd pair from Vision Values collection, same Rx, single vision or flat top polycarbonate, no cash value, offer expires Aug. 31, 2019.

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