Frame Selection

Choosing the Right Frames

Glasses say so much about your personality and personal style. At Anderson Family Optometry, we are happy to work with you in selecting frames that complement your features. Our experienced optometry professionals work closely with you to select the proper frames to fit your budget as well as your cosmetic, lifestyle, and vision needs. While working with our experienced staff enables you to select the appropriate frames, we invite you to learn more about which frame styles complement various face shapes.

Select Your Frames

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.

  • Round Rectangle (Wire) Rounded Square Square
  • Modified Oval (Wire) Rectangle Cat Eye Squared Cat Eye
  • Oval Modified Round Modified Oval Wayfarer
  • Aviator

Square Face

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 Face

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 Face

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 Face

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 Shaped Face (or Base-up Triangle)

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.

Base-down Triangle Face

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 Face

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.

This is a general guide and is only intended for reference. Our experienced and trained staff will assist you in selecting frames what work best for your lifestyle.

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Testimonials

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Gelinas is fantastic! She takes her time and has a calming and caring effect. All the receptionists are great. They remember your name and greet you warmly each and every single time. Patty is exceptional. During one episode I lost one of my hard contact lenses in the car. She checked my eye to be sure it was not floating around in there. Knowing that the lens was not in my eye, she instructed me on how to possibly find it by using a vacuum with a cheese cloth or nylon over the hose. When I got home I followed her instructions and found it. It was not damaged and I was very much relieved. The optical department is accommodating, assuring that you get the right frames with the right fit.
    Lynn, the office manager, does a great job holding her team together as always. Thanks to you all!!! Highly recommend!!!!"
    Eddy P.
  • "Vision Associates of Prospect and Dr Kline are wonderful. They take great care of my entire family. We bring my 5 year old daughter to Vision Associates and the entire staff is wonderful with her. I recommend Vision Associates to everyone."
    Rich T.
  • "I HAVE BEEN A PATIENT OF DR LAWRENCE KLINE SINCE CHILDHOOD, AND HE HAS ALWAYS PROVIDED EXCELLENT SERVICE. VISION ASSOCIATES IS JUST AN EXTENSION OF THE SERVICE THAT I HAVE COME TO EXPECT FROM DR KLINE. THE EMPLOYEES AT VISION ASSOCIATES ARE FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL, AND EAGER TO PLEASE. THE ATMOSPHERE IS VERY COMFORTABLE, AND YOU CAN ENJOY A CUP OF COFFEE OR TEA WHILE YOU WAIT TO BE SEEN. THAT IS A PROVISION THAT VERY FEW DOCTORS PROVIDE, THAT MAKE A PATIENT FEEL AT HOME. I CAN'T PUT INTO WORDS JUST HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY VISION ASSOCIATES."
    Venetta M.
  • "We love this office. We have young kids and the doctors make it fun and easy for them. Barb especially was wonderful. My 6 year old son loves her and he is shy yet he talks about how much he wants to go back there to visit her and them all. They make you feel like you've known them forever, it's very friendly. Its great all around.. I recommend them to anyone needing eye care and for all ages."
    Kelly P.
  • "Dr. Kline and his staff are the most thorough eye practitioners that I have ever met! I wasted a lot of money on people who did not know what they were doing and now I am able to see great thank’s to Dr. Kline and company!"
    Laurene Morgan S.
  • "We love this office, all three of my kids go to this office and the staff is great with all three of them (ranging from teen to toddler). Both my boys started going to Vision Associates from 2 or 3 yrs old and they are great with all age groups.The doctors make it fun and easy for them. Gail especially is always helpful and wonderful, if i need an appointment or help with a claim, and/or prescription I can count on her to help me understand the process. She is GREAT! My 4 year old son no matter what hurts from his head to his toes always ask if i can take him to the eye Dr. They make you feel like you've known them forever, it's a very friendly environment. Its great all around.. I always recommend them to anyone needing eye care and for all ages."
    Melissa C.
  • "We love this office, all three of my kids go to this office and the staff is great with all three of them (ranging from teen to toddler). Both my boys started going to Vision Associates from 2 or 3 yrs old and they are great with all age groups.The doctors make it fun and easy for them. Gail especially is always helpful and wonderful, if i need an appointment or help with a claim, and/or prescription I can count on her to help me understand the process. She is GREAT! My 4 year old son no matter what hurts from his head to his toes always ask if i can take him to the eye Dr. They make you feel like you've known them forever, it's a very friendly environment. Its great all around.. I always recommend them to anyone needing eye care and for all ages."
    Melissa C.
  • "My sister and mom go here . My mom just went after she lost confidence in a different eye doctor she might need cataract surgery . I took her to the other doctor ,this place is doing the same test the other place did but they have found a problem the other place completely missed."
    Bob
  • "I was so impressed by the service I received at Vision Associates of Prospect. Dr. Kline is so knowledgable, an expert in his profession. Patty is the expert for contacts. They both used their wisdom to find the right glasses and contacts for me while being very patient and compassionate. Debbie was also very nice while doing all the tests. I did not feel rushed or pacified into masses. They really devoted their time to make sure that I received their utmost attention in deciding which was the best individual treatment plan for me. It was such a positive experience all around that I highly recommend you choose them for your eye care."
    Susan M.
  • "Everyone there a great and they are always pleasant to be around I love go there !!"
    Maureen H.
  • "The staff is always so friendly. Dr. Kline knows what he is doing. He is so knowledgeable while also being very personable. He is good at what he does and it shows."
    Priscilla S.
  • "hands down best eye DR ive ever had, everyone is extremely friendly and helpful"
    S1K682
  • "Wonderful team!!! Dr Kline and his assistant Victoria were so fantastic with my two little ones, who are 3 and 4 years old. Patient, thorough, kind, caring and informative .Highly recommend and will be going back! Thank you so much!"
    Asia
  • "For several years vision associates have provided me eye care, I couldn't imagine being without my eye doctor and staff. They are so caring and the environment is like one loving family that provide excellent service. Visions associates of Prospect hold a special place in my heart. All around the best eye place around!
    Dr.kline and Patty. I Love you.
    Thank you for your help, your kindness and patience! Visions associates is the best!"
    Louis s.
  • "The staff at Vision Associates is professional and knowledgeable. My appointment started on time. Dr. Kline and Vicky were very thorough. They made sure my new glasses were going to be just right. The selection of frames and pricing is really good. They worked with me to find a pair that fit my budget and style. Daughter had a good experience there as well. Definitely going back."
    Kathy J.
  • "I have been going to Vision Associates for many years and always have had great service by the great people who work there. Everyone goes out of their way to be helpful and friendly and very professional."
    Ikamm1
  • "I have been to countless vision centers over a 40 year period and I have never come across a place where the staff is so compassionate and patient. They are beyond knowledgeable!! You never feel like you are just a number. You immediately feel that you are in great hands. If you have kerataconus and have struggled like I have to find the right eye care professionals, your search is over. The entire staff is professional , from the front desk to the optical center to all the vision techs working there. Patty and the MD staff are incredible at figuring at contact lens fitting. I highly recommend Vision Associates of Prospect to anyone with eye care needs."
    Louis E.
  • "😁My first time at an eye doctor and I picked the perfect place! Every technician I encountered was so friendly, including the lady doing the coding for my billing and insurance! 💗 Dr. Klein is such a great doctor, and person. He's down to earth knowledgeable, wastes no time, asks plenty of questions, pays close attention to symptoms, explains what he finds and answers any questions. He addresses everything rather than rushing you in and out. They know what they're doing!
    👓When you pick your glasses the man filling your prescription and also gives opinions if you ask which makes the process go so smoothly.
    (😕Although it doesn't effect my rating but the ladies at the front desk are rude and seem annoyed at anytime you ask questions or speak to them).
    👍💯Overall, I enjoyed my appointment and am excited to see what's next!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐❕"
    Elizabeth L.
  • "This is the best eye doctors office in the world! I have been going there for years, my daughter as they watched her grow, she became a customer as well. I walk in and they all mostly know who I am, but they ALL are so kind warm and welcoming. Dr Kline is the best and he works to find the best ways to take care of me, I have bad vision and dry eyes so he always tries ways to help me.
    The whole staff is so nice and professional and because I’m there so much, I never mind because how warm and welcoming they are, like family."
    Beauty Consultant
  • "I just started coming here to see Dr.Kline and I have to say, it was a very good comforting experience. The staff is great! Everyone was polite, and attentive to my needs!"
    Janeysha V.
  • "I was referred here for treatment of severe dry eyes. I had preliminary treatment for this problem elsewhere, but with less than wonderful results. After 3 weeks of treatment, my eyes are much better. I am faithfully following treatments and recommendations and the results are very encouraging. I am very thankful that Dr. Kline and his group are so patient and dedicated."
    Susan S.
  • "Vision Associates of Prospect combines total professionalism with the warm and caring attitude you would expect from a small town business. Dr. Kline and his staff are wonderful. They take care of you as if you were the only person there. I was impressed with Dr. Kline too. It's his way of talking to you that completely relaxes you and let's you know you're in good hands and that "he's got this"! I have complete confidence in Dr. Kline!"
    Fred C.
  • "Pat Wolkowicz is amazing and has a lot of patience. All office staff very friendly and helpful, can't do enough for you."
    Deborah C.
  • "Wonderful and very professional staff"
    Jo Ann K.
  • "Dr. Kline and his staff are dedicated and committed to helping everyone who walks through their doors. Whether for low vision, contacts, or glasses, you are their only priority and you get all of their attention and expertise."
    Jesse F.