Frame Selection
  • The frame shape should contrast slightly with the face shape.
    It is not  generally recommended to put a round frame on a round face, a square frame on a square face, etc. However, style is truly a personal expression and there really is not a right or wrong by today's high fashion, but we will make sure that the functionality of your eyewear is not compromised by your taste, but rather copasetic.

  • The frame size should be proportionately balanced to the size of your face.
    Generally speaking, your eye should be in the center of the frame, from the left & right. Again, functionality plays a key role in this selection as frame cosmetics can be for naught if the lens looks bad, or you can not see properly.

  • Eyewear should accentuate your best, or specific features;
    Example; If you have grayish to white hair, stay away from silver frames. The contrast will give you the appearance of "Muddy' gray hair, while a gunmetal, Dull Gray, or black color frame will  highlight just the silver color of your hair affording the luxury of a very distinguished appearance.
     

  • Frame quality;
    Frames should complement one's personality and/or desired image, as well as their ophthalmic requirements. There are many choices in life that will require educated decisions, or to trust one who's education and experience is in your field of need. Quality of a specific product is one of them. There are may avenues of which one can save on the cost of a frame, without loss, or too much loss of quality, and the challenging aspect which we excel in, is finding that happy medium. Our job, and yours, will be to find that "perfect" fit; not just on the face, but in the pocketbook as well. In regards to frame lines, higher quality frames actually cost less in a long run, because they last, look, and feel better longer, and they are specifically designed with particular elements that best suite ones needs.

 

 

Each eyeglass frame material has a pertinent style that flatters or detracts from one's own unique look. To the discriminating observer, eyeglass frames usually dictates more of one's personality than clothes do. For those with multiple personalities, there are many frames for the look you want when you want it. Of course our staff will assist you in locating the right eyeglass material and shape for that right image for any occasion.

 
 

 
Metals  


Monel
, the most widely used material of eyeglass frames to date, is not any particular metal, but a combination of a few of many metals. Higher quality metal eyeglass frames not only look and fit better, but are corrosion-resistant for those with a particular skin type — especially if the right kind of plating, such as palladium or other nickel-free options are applied.

Titanium is lightweight, durable, strong and corrosion-resistant. It has been used for everything from the Gemini and Apollo space capsules to medical implants such as heart valves. Titanium eyewear can be produced in a variety of colors for a clean, modern look with a hint of color. Not all titanium frames are 100 percent titanium. Some frames are made from an alloy that is a combination of titanium and other metals, such as nickel or copper. However, if the frame is stamped "Titanium", and the frame is of higher quality, then these frames should be safe for those who have had acidic reactions to metals frames in the past thus hypoallergenic.


Stainless Steel
frames are light weight and strong. Most stainless steel frames are  nickel-free and thus hypoallergenic. It's a combination of steel and chromium, but, depending on the manufacturer, it may also contain other elements. Most stainless steel frames contain anywhere from 10 to 30 percent chromium, which is excellent in resisting corrosion and abrasion.


Gold, Silver, and Aluminum, as well as other precious metals are also included when frame design is considered. The cost, as well as the strength and durability of these metals must be considered in the design of the frame, so many times these metals are used ornamentally.


 
Plastics  

Plastic, otherwise known as zyl (zylonite, acetate, or propionate) is a material that affords the designer as well as the consumer with a high range of design discretions. it can be designed with single, multiple, or even layers of color. Zyl eyeglass frames are the most prominent of the plastic eyeglass frames in use today.

Nylon is used in sports and performance eyeglass frames They are very strong, flexible, and have a higher tolerance to hot and cold as well.
1 Oval
Look for diamond or rectangular  shapes

2 Round
Look for frames that will lengthen the face

3 Square
Look for styles
that soften angles

4 Oblong
Look for frames that have depth

5 Diamond
Look for oval frames that are soft in style

6 Base Up   Triangle
Look for frames that widen at the bottom

7 Base Down Triangle
Look for frames that widen at the top