EYEWEAR STYLING

Choosing a frame can be a daunting task, that is why we offer a free style consultation service developed by Zoe a dispensing optician with 16 years experience. The eyewear styling process has been created to help our patients experience a new way of choosing THE most perfect pair of glasses ! If you would like our bespoke Style Consultation service with Zoe, who is also a finalist of Dispensing Optician of the year Award 2020. Working along side her in practice is a team of Optical dispensing assistants & trained eyewear stylists.

We all aim to make your experience an enjoyable one, we talk through face shapes, colouring, style, material & frame fit considerations as well as prescription analysis. Sit back & enjoy!

It is important to know what shape your face is when choosing specs. This will help you pick the right style of frame suitable for your face shape no matter what your lifestyle. The easiest way is to look into a mirror with your head in the straight ahead position and with a pen that is erasable a lipstick or anything that can be wiped clean afterwards trace an outline of your face on the mirror.

Your face shape is oval:

If you have an oval shaped face, your face is softly rounded and generally well balanced. Cheekbones can be high and the forehead is ever so slightly wider than your jaw.

Oval faces are very versatile and in proportion; your features can work with many different frames meaning you have the pick of the bunch!

What should I avoid?

Try to avoid anything that is too big or too small, as it can throw your face completely off balance. If it’s off proportion with your face, it isn’t going to work.

Your face shape is round:

If you have a round face, your face is generally quite short and you’ll have a pretty perfect symmetrical silhouette! You possibly have full cheeks, a rounded chin and wide forehead. Your face will be proportional in length and width.

Check out styles with strong brow details to give you a really stylish defined shape; it’ll look extraordinary.

What should I avoid?

Don’t go for small or rounded glasses when you’re looking for a style, as well as frames that are oversized. Your face will look rounder.

Your face shape is square:

If you have a square face, you have a wide jaw, a deep forehead and a square shaped chin. Your face is generally proportional in length and width.

You have some really interesting features that deserve to be shown off at whatever chance you get.

What should I avoid?

Avoid glasses with sharp corners, notably square shaped ones which will make your face look out of balance; a real no-go.

Your face shape is diamond:

With a diamond face, you will have a broad face and high cheekbones and your face will be narrow at the eye line and jawline. It is quite a rare face shape, which makes you tastefully unique.

You have a wonderful opportunity to look for an idiosyncratic retro style such as rectangles and quirky shapes.

What should I avoid?

Try to avoid glasses with narrow frames, which draw attention away from your facial features.

Your face shape is heart:

With a heart shaped face, you have a small chin and a broad forehead, and generally have chic high cheekbones.

You have a great chance to make the most of your subtle silhouette and immaculate features with a super elegant look.

What should I avoid?

Generally avoid frames which are wider at the top than the bottom; they will make the shape of your face ill-balanced. Also stay away from semi-rimmed glasses.

Your face shape is RECTANGLE:

With a rectangle face, you have more length than width on your face. You have a longer nose, high cheekbones and quite a long forehead.

You need to look for frames that add width, so look for stylish frames with some depth to balance your face shape such as one’s with curvature and round edges for a stylish sophisticated look.

What should I avoid?

Don’t go for anything too narrow or small glasses; they will make your face look longer.