Perfect Fit

Fitting your glasses for your facial features

Fitting your glasses to form your face is crucial in your ability to see clearly. A stylish pair of eyeglasses can be your best fashion accessory. But it’s just as important for your glasses to fit correctly.

Why is it important to fit eyeglasses properly?

Poorly fitting glasses don’t look good and can detract from your polished appearance. If your glasses don’t fit well, they can press uncomfortably against your ears, slide down your nose, fall off or pinch the bridge of your nose.

When your glasses feel uncomfortable, you may not wear them as often as you should. And if you’re not wearing your glasses as prescribed, you’re putting your vision – and possibly your safety – at risk.

If your glasses don’t fit as they should, they may not be correcting your vision properly. Match eyeglasses frames to four types of face shape,

There are seven basic face shapes: oval, round, heart, oblong, triangle, square and diamond.

You should select frames that offset the shape of the face with the frame. For example, instead of a round frame on a round face, select an angular or rectangular frame.

While our duty as Licensed Dispensing Opticians at Central Washington Optical is to suggest what looks best based on face shape, ultimately we want customers to be happy so be sensitive to what they think looks best on them.We will vocalize and advise on what is best for our patients based on prescription, skin color, face shape, and other factors.

The following are general guidelines for identifying face shape and choosing appropriate styles:


Top and bottom of face are well balanced; suggest any style except extreme geometric designs.


Large curved forehead and rounded chin, face is full without angles; suggest square or angular frames.


Forehead is widest part of face that narrows gradually to slightly pointed chin; suggest rimless design.


Long narrow face; suggest deep fitting frame from top to bottom or a frame with deep B measurement.


Narrow head, face gradually becomes fuller at cheeks and chin — rimless designs.


Wide forehead cheeks and chin where jaw is angular in appearance — hard jaw line — round frames.


Small forehead, wide temple that gradually decreases to a small chin area — oval or avoid angular.

When your glasses don’t fit well, they don’t look good – and they can be very uncomfortable. The good news is that you can have comfortable, properly fitting eyeglasses and style if you see the right eye care professionals. At Central Washington Optical, we understand fashion and will work with you to find the best eyeglass frame to suit your face and personality. Then, we’ll make sure your glasses fit properly, from the size of the frame to the length of the temples and fit of the nosepiece. The result? You’ll look great and have optimum vision, too.

Fitting eyeglasses is a job for Licensed Dispensing Opticians at Central Washington Optical, our skilled, highly trained Licensed Opticians you can be sure of receiving top quality care with the latest technological equipment. We are dedicated to your vision health and delivering outstanding service.

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3902 Creekside Loop, Suite 110
Yakima, WA 98902

(509) 452-6611
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