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Frame Design

Now that you know about the different materials and features of ophthalmic frames how do you select a frame that enhances your appearance? This is often the most frustrating or difficult decision to make. Selecting the appropriate eyewear depends on what image you wish to present.

Are the glasses mainly used for?

  • Career/Professional reasons
  • Casual/Sporty
  • Dressy/Evening

Your eyewear should always reflect your personal style whether it is "conservative" or "fashion-forward."

Skin Tone and Hair Color: Your eyewear should complement overall skin tones. Determine if you have a warm (golden) or cool (blue or pink) skin tone. Then look below for the frame colors that complement your skin tone.

Frame Color Cues

To compliment warm complexions (golden or "peaches and cream" undertones)
  • Colors Metals (Polished)
  • Dark Brown Gold
  • Tortoise Copper
  • Light Tortoise
  • Golden Brown Metals (Brushed)
  • Gold Bronze
  • Beige Copper
  • Copper Gray-Gold
  • Coral
  • Peach
  • Orange
  • Red
  • Red-Violet
  • Warm-Blue

To compliment cool complexions (blue-pink or "blush of youth" undertones):

  • Colors Metals (Polished)
  • Black Graphite
  • Black/Brown Silver
  • Rose/Brown Pewter
  • Charcoal Chrome
  • Taupe
  • Cocoa Metals (Brushed)
  • Medium Gray Pewter
  • Light Gray Silver
  • Blue Gray Gunmetal
  • Pearl/Snow White Chrome
  • Pink
  • Magenta
  • Blue
  • Jade
  • Plum

Hair Color

Eye and hair colors also influence your frame color.
. Brown eyes and darker hair can wear a broader range of more vivid colors.
. Blue eyes and lighter hair should choose lighter, more delicate colors.
. Gray or white hair also will look better with more delicate colors.

Tips For All Faces and Features

Brow: Frames should follow the line of the brow but not cross it. Frames should not be noticeably higher or lower than the brow line.
Eyes: As much as possible, be certain that the eyes are centered in the lenses.
Width: Eyeglasses should be at least as wide as the widest part of the face.
Eyebrows: If you have heavy eyebrows, thicker, darker frames will provide balance.
Hair: If you prefer a blended look, your eyewear should not be darker than your hair color.
Proportion: The size and weight of the frame should match your proportion and weight, except when dramatic or strong looks are desired.

Please discuss with Dr. Moser and Dr. Allen or our helpful staff about your concerns and we would be glad to offer suggestions that will satisfy your needs. All of our frames include a two-year warranty and we provide unlimited service to any frame purchased in our office.