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Choosing The Right Frames For You

At Churchill Optical, we understand and appreciate how important eye care and style is. As well as having several fully trained and qualified opticians on retainer for professional advice and suggestions, we have an extensive selection of products available on our website for you to browse and enjoy.

When it comes to choosing a new pair of prescription glasses, sunglasses or designer glasses, it is very important to choose the right style and frame for you and the shape of your face. With more than 6 in every 10 people using contact lenses or glasses in the UK, we thought we would give you a simple guide to follow the next time you visit your local opticians or are planning to purchase new designer glasses. When choosing new prescription glasses you want to make sure you cover these three points: your eyewear compliments your best features, the frame should contrast your face shape and should also be in proportion to the rest of your face. There are many different frame styles, which suit many different face shapes; we have detailed below which face shapes suit which frames.




A circular face with a rounded chin and full cheeks. This kind of shape requires a frame style that will make the face appear longer, or narrower, to provide shape and definition. The width and length of a round face are pretty proportional and have little or no definition. An angular frame with a clear bridge will help to make a round face appear thinner and longer.




This is the ideal face shape when it comes to choosing your glasses frame – you are the lucky ones in that you can pretty much wear any frame that you wish, depending on eye colour, hair colour and complexion of course. In the same way you choose clothes to compliment your skin and hair colour, you should do the same when selecting new frames. Oval faces are balanced proportionately; hence they suit almost all frame styles.




A square face shape tends to have angular lines and distinct temple and jaw definition; their width and length are equal. To help soften the angles of distinct definition, an oval or round frame would be best suited to this face shape. Frames that are wider than the widest part of their face, it will give the appearance of length.




Narrow at the forehead and wider at the chin are the typical characteristics of a triangular shaped face. When it comes to choosing glasses frames for this type of shape, you want to choose the ones that will minimise the width at the top of the face and help to balance out all other features – frames which are wider at the bottom will help to achieve this; geometric frames with some colour are also great to achieve more balanced proportions for the whole face.




Typically define by a narrow forehead, narrow chin with wide, dramatic cheekbones. This is one of the rarest face shapes and the aim with this shape is to draw attention to the eyes, soften the cheekbones and balance the whole face. The best frame to achieve this is rimless or oval shape, furthermore, cat-eye shaped frames help to attract attention to the eyes.

So, contact us now at Churchill Optical or pop in for a consultation. We possess extensive knowledge in contact lenses, prescription glasses and eye tests. Not only that, we have a fantastic range of designer glasses and sunglasses for you to browse. We hold numerous brands, from Tom Ford, Ray Ban, Calvin Klein, Gucci and many, many more. Offering only the most competitive and affordable prices, you can rest assured, you will be in the best of hands.

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