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Choosing Your Glasses

Choosing new glasses is difficult. For some people it’s fun; for some people it’s a chore. They will be on your face for the next year or two so you’ve got to get it right. They need to be comfortable, function perfectly and look the way you want them to.

How do I choose from the thousands of frames on offer?

That’s where we come in. At King Cross Opticians, our experts make time for you. How do you want to look in your new glasses: fashionable, professional, sporty, glamourous, intelligent, all of these… or none of these? Perhaps you don’t want your glasses to be noticeable at all. What is your job? Will you be using them for any hobbies or sports?
We’ll find out exactly what you want your glasses to do for you, assess your face shape and colouring and help you pick out a few styles that fit well and make you feel good. We’ll make recommendations based on your lifestyle and prescription. Once you fully understand your options, you’ll be ready to make the right choice. And there’s no pressure. You’re welcome to think about it and come back with a trusted friend to get their opinion if you wish.

Here’s A Quick Guide To Choosing The Right Glasses

Getting The Shape Right

Create balance by choosing the opposite to your face shape

Square Face

If you have an angular jawline and/or a straight hairline, choose rounder, more curved shapes

Round Face

If you have an angular jawline and/or a straight hairline, choose rounder, more curved shapes

Long Face

If you have a rounded chin and/or hairline, choose angular, squared-off frames

Oval Face

Pretty much anything goes, square or round

Long Nose

Choose a lower bridge position. A high bridge will make your nose appear longer

Getting The Colour Right

For warm tones (you may have blonde hair, tanned skin, brown eyes choose

For cool tones (you may have grey or brown hair, pinkskin tone choose

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