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Ron 
Fisher, OD

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Yarrow, OD

Chad
Fleming, OD

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Blasi, OD

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Heide, OD

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Choosing the Right Eyeglasses and Frames in Wichita, KS

It's easy to choose the right frames at Wichita Optometry. Whether you need prescription eyeglasses or UV-resistant sunglasses, we carry the latest designer frames and custom lenses at both of our locations in Wichita, KS. Our optometry team is happy to help you find the precise prescription and lens type you need, but we also care about the way they look on your face.

If you're not comfortable and confident in your corrective eyewear, you won't want to wear it as recommended. We know flattering frames that actually fit make all the difference, so we're here to help you find them. Learn more about our style recommendations and the options we offer at Wichita Optometry.

Select Your Frames

Frame Recommendations for Different Face Shapes

Every face is unique, and your face needs a pair of eyeglasses that flatters your particular features. The proportions of your face will determine the ideal frame shape for you. Which of the following shapes does your face resemble?

  • Square – If your face has equal length and width with an angular jawline, your frames should be rounded and wide to balance these features; aviators and oversized ovals are flattering options
  • Oval – Long but balanced faces are complemented by frames that follow the brow line, such as diamond or wide rectangle shapes
  • Heart-Shaped – Also known as inverted triangles, heart-shaped faces are characterized by wide foreheads and narrow chins; frames with semi-rims and bottom-heavy shapes are best
  • Round – A perfectly round face is a great candidate for wide, angular frames with sharp corners and more width than depth
  • Triangle – If your forehead is narrow but your chin is broad, cat-eye and butterfly frames will add some width to the top half of your face

Variety of Style, Color, and Rim Options

Different colors and textures appeal to different patients. We do our best to offer a wide variety of frame options, so that we can accommodate your individual tastes and coloring. If you want color in your rims, complement your skin tone and eye color with a shade from a complementary color family. If you have a favorite frame shape, choose between semi-rim and rimless options that create a minimalist illusion.

Find Eyeglasses and Sunglasses that Fit

Corrective eyewear should improve, not interfere with, your daily tasks and responsibilities. Your eyeglasses should sit firmly on your face without the need for adjustment. If they are slightly too big and the nose piece slides down, you need a more narrow pair. The shape of your frames and thickness of your lenses may also affect the ideal size for your face. At Wichita Optometry, we make sure your custom lenses are fitted into frames that will stay in place.

Call Wichita Optometry today at (316) 942-7496 for more information about our selection of frames for eyeglasses and sunglasses. We look forward to helping you customize your new favorite accessory.

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Square

A square face is often characterized by a strong jaw line, a broad forehead, and a wide chin and cheekbones. The width and length of the face are close to being equal. Frames should be selected to make the face look longer and to soften the square angles of the face. Choose frames that are slightly curved (like an oval shape) and that have more horizontal than vertical real estate.

Oval

The oval face is identifiable by its balanced proportions. The forehead is slightly wider than the chin and cheekbones are high. Frames should complement the natural proportions of the oval. Choose frames that are wide or wider than the broadest part of the face and that follow your brow line. Often, diamond or rectangular shapes work best for oval shapes.

Oblong

Although fairly similar to an oval shape, an oblong face is longer than it is wide. The ideal frames will shorten the face by creating a break in the length of the face. Choose frames that have depth and a low bridge to shorten the nose. Try frames that are round, deep, have low-triangle shapes, or that have strong vertical lines.

Round

A round or full face is characterized by having the same width and length. For round faces, frames that add length to the face often work best. Frames that lengthen the face are typically angular, narrow and are wider than they are deep. It is best to avoid round style frames as these will exaggerate the roundness and curves of the face.

Heart

A heart shaped face looks like a heart or a triangle with the point facing down. The forehead is very wide and cheekbones are high while the face narrows towards the chin. Counterbalance the narrow chin by choosing frames that are wider at the bottom. Generally, light colored and rimless frames work best, although aviator, butterfly and low-triangle styles also work well.

Triangle

A base-down triangle face has a narrower forehead with full cheeks and a broad chin. To offset a broad chin, select frames that widen at the top. Great selections include frames that have heavy color accents and detail on the top part of the frames. Cat-eye shapes also work well to add width and emphasize the narrow upper part of the face.

Diamond

A diamond shaped face is often characterized by high, dramatic cheekbones with a narrow eye line and jaw line. This shape is the rarest of all the shapes. Oval frames that are soft in style typically work best to highlight the eyes and cheekbones. Select frames that have detailing, distinctive brow lines, are rimless or a cat-eye shape for best results.