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which people are ideal candidates for three-piece mounts?

which people are ideal candidates for three-piece mounts? Hyperopic (farsighted) patients love them. You’ll remember that their lenses are thicker in the middle and thinner at the edges, so this is a flattering style for them.
Three-piece mounts also work well for people with lighter lens prescriptions. We recommend them for people who don’t like the weight of glasses on their noses, and for people who say, “I don’t want to look like I’m wearing glasses.”


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Here are some questions we ask our patients:

Here are some questions we ask our patients:

What do you do for a living, and will you be using your glasses while working?

Will you be taking your glasses off and putting them on frequently?

Will you use your glasses for sports?

Do you want to make a fashion statement?

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What do you do for a living, and will you be using your glasses while working?

What do you do for a living, and will you be using your glasses while working? For a carpenter, we’ll recommend a very sturdy frame that won’t get out of alignment easily. If we’re styling frames for a history professor who keeps his glasses on all the time, we won’t worry as much about whether a frame is fragile. It’s also a good idea to ask people if they think they’d prefer a sturdier frame.

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Will you be taking your glasses off and putting them on frequently?

Will you be taking your glasses off and putting them on frequently? People who use glasses only for reading may put them on and remove them dozens of times each day. In this situation, a plastic frame is a good bet because it stays in alignment longer.

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Will you use your glasses for sports?

Will you use your glasses for sports? A tennis player or golfer will have very different frame needs than someone who uses glasses only for work or reading.

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Do you want to make a fashion statement?

Do you want to make a fashion statement? For some people, glasses are simply a helpful tool. Most people, however, think of them as a major fashion accessory. And people differ in their tastes: Some will want a classic look, while others will seek out wild and colorful frames. So right off the bat, you’ll want to know just how bold your patient or customer wants to be! Some people will want to have a conservative frame for work and a fun, more colorful pair of eyeglasses for their days off.

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why we ask questions

The more questions you ask about a person’s lifestyle and hobbies, and the more clues you pick up about the person’s personality, the better your recommendations will be. And that will make the job of choosing frames much easier.

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Oval Face

Oval Face
This is the easiest person to style for, because just about any frame looks good on an oval face. The frame should be as wide as the widest part of the person’s face.

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Oblong Face

Oblong Face
This person’s head is significantly longer than it is wide. Glasses that are a little longer from top to bottom will help to de-emphasize this. Also, look for temples mounted low on the frame, and try recommending glasses with a little “bling” at the temples.

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Square Face

Square Face
To make a square face look less boxy, choose round or oval frames.

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Round Face

Round Face
This person will look good in frames with angles or straight lines. Also, choose a frame that’s wider than it is deep.

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Base-Up Triangle Face

Base-Up Triangle Face
Here, you’ll want to avoid top-heavy frames that make the forehead look even wider. Suggest low-mounted temples and frames with some heaviness at the bottom.

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Base-Down Triangle Face

Base-Down Triangle Face
Semi-rimless frames and other frames with heavy tops can draw attention away from a wide lower face. High-mounted temples are also a good idea.

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Diamond Face.

Diamond Face
To distract from this person’s wide cheekbones, choose frames with heavier upper rims, gentle curves, and soft colors.

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if you’re styling frames for a person who wears bifocal or progressive lenses

Remember, of course, that if you’re styling frames for a person who wears bifocal or progressive lenses, the frame needs to be deep enough to accommodate the reading portion of the prescription. So you won’t want to recommend a frame that’s very short from top to bottom.

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A warm complexion

A warm complexion has hints of yellow, peach, or apricot,
When it comes to hair, warm colors have hints of orange, red, gold, brown, or yellow

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A cool complexion

cool complexion has undertones of pink or blue. When it comes to hair, cool colors have hints of blue, silver, or ash. So gold-blonde hair is warm, while strawberry-blonde hair is cool. Black hair can have blue undertones (cool) or brown undertones (warm). As you can guess, it takes a little time to develop an eye for these variations.

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Your best bet with coloring is

Your best bet in most cases is to complement the person’s hair color: Pick warm colors for warm hair shades and cool colors for cool hair shades. For instance, a strawberry blonde will look best in cool frame colors like rose, blue, pink, jade, and black. A person whose hair is pure black, on the other hand, will look fantastic in orange, red, camel, gold, and copper. When an elderly person has white hair, my staff and I find that a silver, gray, or muted color is more flattering than a yellow or gold-toned frame.

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Another factor to consider when you’re looking at your customer

the size of the person’s face.

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how To make sure the glasses aren’t too big or too small,

Another factor to consider when you’re looking at your customer is the size of the person’s face. To make sure the glasses aren’t too big or too small, you’ll want the width of the frame to be about the same as the width of the head at the level of the eyes. You won’t want the frames to be so big and heavy that they overwhelm the person’s face.

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skull temple

skull temple starts out straight at the hinge and then bends slightly at the top of the ear. Glasses with skull temples are easy to put on and take off, so this is a popular choice.

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library temple

library temple goes straight back rather than curving around the ears. Glasses with library temples are easy to put on and take off, but they may slide off easily unless they fit just right.

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cable temple

cable temple has a strong curve that wraps around the ear. As you can guess, glasses with cable temples stay on very securely. Thus, these temples are excellent for children and people who wear their glasses for sports.

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When you’re fitting a frame, make sure that...

When you’re fitting a frame, make sure there’s a little bit of space between the frame temple and the person’s skin at the temple or side of the head. Also, the temple should be at least long enough to allow the end to go halfway down the back of the ear.

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two ways you can use a bridge to downplay a large nose.

two ways you can use a bridge to downplay a large nose. One is to pick a bridge that’s low, dark, and straight. Another is to choose a double-bridge frame here’s another tip you’ll want to remember A light-colored or rimless frame will help make a large nose look smaller.

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to make a short nose look longer?

to make a short nose look longer? Then you can recommend a keyhole bridge like the one below. Notice how the sides are pinched in below the bridge. This makes the glasses sit up a little higher on the nose.

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saddle bridge.

saddle bridge. As you can guess from the name, this bridge has a smooth curve like a saddle that fits the nose snugly. You can’t adjust this type of bridge, so you’ll need to take extra care to insure that it fits perfectly during the initial frame selection.

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modified saddle bridge

modified saddle bridge, which has nosepads attached to the back of the bridge. This spreads the weight of the glasses better over the nose.

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the bridge should never...

the bridge should never be so wide that the frames slip down the nose or so narrow that the bridge pinches the person’s nose.

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the bridge should ...

Instead, it should cradle the arch of the nose bridge. When people have very wide, narrow, or flat noses, metal frames with adjustable nosepads are a good solution. You can also ask the lab to add adjustable pads to zyl frames.