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How Opticians at Rivertown Eye Care Help You Find the Perfect Frames

Updated: Sep 7, 2023

At Rivertown Eye Care, we understand how important eyewear is for our patients. Not only does a new pair of glasses (or prescription sunglasses!) help you see the world with crystal-clear vision, but they also serve as an extension of your personality and a statement of your style.

Woman being fitted with glasses

Finding the perfect fitting pair of glasses is essential for ensuring that you get the best vision correction and comfort. Our opticians are trained professionals who are passionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated to finding you the perfect match! Our team has the knowledge and expertise to help you find the right pair of glasses that fit the structure of your face and meet your vision needs. We want you to be thrilled with your new glasses!

Understanding Your Eyewear Personal Styling Session

When you have a personal style and fitting session at Rivertown Eye Care, you get one-on-one time with our talented opticians. Here are some of the ways that our opticians help you find the perfect fitting pair of glasses.

Measuring Your Eyes and Face.

One of the first things that opticians will do is measure your face. They will take measurements of your pupillary distance (PD), which is the distance between the centers of your pupils, as well as the distance between your eyes and the bridge of your nose. They will also measure the length of your temples to ensure that the glasses fit comfortably behind your ears.

In addition to the PD and the temple length, it is also crucial to have an experienced Optician take accurate and specific position-of-wear measurements in the final frame that you have chosen. These position-of-wear measurements are required to customize your lenses and to help you see your absolute best. Without these measurements, lenses cannot be made accurately and can cause problems such as headaches, blurry vision, and double vision.

Analyzing Your Face Shape and Architecture.

Opticians will analyze your face shape to determine which frames will look best on you. Different frames suit different face shapes, so it's essential to choose frames that complement your features. For example, round frames look best on square faces, while square frames look best on round faces.

Prescription Consideration.

Your prescription plays a critical role in determining which frames will work best for you. Opticians will consider the strength of your prescription when recommending frames, as stronger prescriptions may require thicker lenses, which may not fit well in certain frames.

The Fun Part: Trying on Different Frames.

Cue the montage! Our opticians will have you try on different frames to see which ones fit the best and feel the most comfortable. They will check the fit of the frames, ensuring that they are not too loose or too tight and that they sit comfortably on your nose.

3 designer eyewear frames by Barton Perreira

Fine Tuning: Adjusting Your New Frames.

Once you have chosen your frames, the optician will make adjustments to ensure that they fit perfectly. They may adjust the nose pads, temples, and earpieces to ensure that the glasses sit comfortably and securely on your face.

Checking the lenses.

After the frames are adjusted, the optician will check the lenses to ensure that they are correctly positioned and that the prescription is correct. They may also check the lenses for any defects or scratches to ensure that you get the best possible vision.

Finding the perfect fitting pair of glasses requires the knowledge and expertise of a trained optician. At Rivertown Eye Care, we strive to make this a fun and inspiring process as well. After all, getting new glasses is an exciting event and one that we love to celebrate.

We provide a one-on-one experience and take the time that is needed for each individual. These extensive measures help make sure that your glasses fit well and feel comfortable.

With the help of Rivertown Eye Care, you can find the perfect fitting pair of glasses that meet your needs and enhance your vision– and style!

Four smiling women in an eye clinic
The Rivertown Eye Care Optical Team: Kim, Kimberly, Holly, and Lili. (L-R)

Eyewear and Face Shapes

Understanding the Different Face Shapes

We all come in different shapes and sizes- this is true for our faces as well! Understanding your face shape can help you choose the right eyeglasses or sunglasses to compliment your features. Here are the six primary face shapes and some characteristics that define them:

Round Faces

Round faces have soft, rounded features with equal width and length. The forehead, cheekbones, and jawline are all similarly rounded, with no prominent angles. People with round faces typically have full cheeks and a gentle curve to their hairline.

Square Faces

Square faces have strong, angular features, with a square jawline and an equally wide forehead and cheekbones. People with square faces have a prominent jawline, and the length and width of their faces are roughly equal.

Oval Faces

Oval faces are longer than they are wide, with a slightly rounded hairline and jawline. People with oval faces typically have high cheekbones and a gently curved jawline.


Heart-shaped faces are wider at the forehead and taper down to a pointed chin. People with heart-shaped faces often have high cheekbones and a narrow jawline.


Diamond faces are characterized by narrow foreheads and jawlines, with broad cheekbones. People with diamond faces often have a pointed chin and a high forehead.


Oblong faces are longer than they are wide, with a straight cheek line and a narrow chin. People with oblong faces typically have long, narrow nose and high forehead.

Illustrations of the different face shapes
A guide to face shapes.

Knowing your face shape can help you choose the right frames for your glasses or sunglasses. A few examples:

  • Round faces look best with angular frames that add definition, while square faces look best with rounded frames that soften the angles of the face.

  • Oval faces are versatile and can wear a wide range of frames.

  • Heart-shaped faces look best with frames that balance the width of the forehead and the narrowness of the chin.

  • Diamond and oblong faces look best with frames that add width to the cheekbones and balance the length of the face.

Not sure what your face shape is? Our opticians will help you choose the best-fitting frames for your face. Call to schedule an appointment today!


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