Get in the Right Frame of Style with Perfect Fit Suggestions from Park Ophthalmology

Park 10-19-15 ID-10099865Anyone who follows fashion realizes that clothing designers also set trends in eye wear, both for sunglasses and regular eye glasses. September’s Fashion Week in New York City featured models in large, colorful frames, many with upturned cat-eye shapes. The staff at Park Ophthalmology in Durham and Raleigh suggests it is important to choose stylish frames that express individuality, yet are functional enough for durability as well!

Let local professional opticians assess the five key areas for the perfect fit in eye wear:

  • Frame fit: First of all, any frame should fit securely but not so snugly that it touches the temples. There should be a finger’s space between the frame and the wearer’s face. The top of the frame needs to be level across the face and not angled up or down.
  • Nose: Connecting the two lenses is a piece called the nose bridge, which sits on the bridge of the nose. Wire frames include nose pads that need to touch the sides of the nose without pinching. Plastic frames include molded-in-place pads.
  • Arms: The arms are the pieces that extend back toward the ears. As with the front part of the frame, the arms should not touch the head until just before the ears, at the same place where they begin to bend downward.
  • Pupils centered: Opticians will make sure the lenses are centered properly in front of the client’s pupils. This alignment is critical to get the best vision from the new lenses.
  • Face: Glasses should not touch the eyebrows, or rest on the cheeks. They should stay snug as the wearer moves his or her head from side to side or up and down. If the glasses slip, they need an adjustment or may not be the proper type of frame.

Take advantage of Park Ophthalmology eye exams and M.D. assessed prescriptions and then enjoy the wide range of eye wear found across the Triangle. The office staff can suggest locations where patients can find the best in 2015 eye wear, the latest fashions, and the perfect fit. Contact the office today to schedule your next eye appointment so you can enjoy the latest in stylish frames too.


Park Ophthalmology welcomes patients from all areas of the Triangle and offers a wide variety of specialized services including surgery for diseases of the eye, vision examinations, eye safety information, sports medicine protective eyewear and counseling, contact lenses and evaluation, and all types of ocular diagnosis and treatment. Many types of surgery are available, including cataract and laser surgery. We are here for you and your eye and overall health. Give us a call today!

This article about the vision care is brought to you by the professional team at Park Ophthalmology located in the Triangle Region of North Carolina.

The information contained in this blog article is intended solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be offered as medical advice.


Park Ophthalmology

5306 NC Highway 55, Suite 102 (adjacent to the RTP/ Research Triangle Park)

Durham, NC 27713

Office: 919 544 5375

Fax: 919 544 5829

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Park Ophthalmology North

6512 Six Forks Road, Suite 105

Raleigh, NC 27615

919 846 6915

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