Choosing the right pair of frames can be a daunting task for many people. Frames come in so many different styles, colours, shapes, sizes and materials, and the consideration of what purpose they are for, are all important considerations when finding the pair that is right for you.

Styles of frames change with current fashions and trends, and often mirror a person's personality or lifestyle. Different face shapes will suit certain styles better than others, and some styles deliberately break these conventions to add a "wow" factor to your look. 

Different colours will also suit different people depending on hair and eye colour and skin tone, and also the way we dress.

Shapes of frames like styles are very dependent on someone's face shape or simply the look they are trying to achieve. A very important consideration for shape will also be what type of lenses are prescribed by the optometrist.

For example a person needing multi focal lenses may need a deeper shaped frame to get the best performance out the lenses.

Size does matter when it comes to choosing the right frame for you. Frames have different dimensions like width, depth, bridge width ( the area for the nose) and the length of the temples (arms).

Without considering all these dimensions the frame may not fit comfortably and may not suit the purpose they were designed for. For these reasons it is almost impossible to choose the correct frame for you as an individual without first trying it on.

Different materials frames are manufactured from will not only look different on your face but have different properties such as durability, weight and strength.

Most cheap frames are made from nickel alloys which can react with the skin, corrode easily leaving sharp pits in the frame and can react badly with sensitive skin types.

We understand that spectacles are a large investment and it is important to be happy with your final choose. When choosing your spectacles it is important to be guided by staff who are trained to know not only what is in fashion, but also what frame will suit all your needs best.

When considering what frame is right for you it is important to have an idea of what you would like to wear, how you would like to look and what purpose the spectacles need to serve for you, and don't be afraid to let our qualified staff help guide you in your decision.