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At Spectacle World, we ensure our clients are satisfied. Our reputation
for excellence is echoed by the services that we offer.
So many things are important for your vision through spectacle lenses.
The shape of your nose, how far apart your eyes are, the shape of your
frame and how it fits. All these things make how you see and how you
look unique. Just like you. We take your individuality into account.
Your face shape, personality, age, occupation, lifestyle and prescription
all play a vital role in the finished product.
As part of our continued
education philosophy, all our eye wear consultants are Style and Image
certified to ensure that you get the perfect choice of frame colour
and style. All consultants are up to date with current frame trends but
never forget that the customer's individuality is foremost.
Part of our
service includes computerised frame selection. Our customers have the
complimentary option of using a computer programme that enables them
to see exactly how their new spectacles will look, once completed.
We use ten face shapes to determine
what spectacle frame will suit you best. The ideal shape is the oval, and all frames
chosen should work toward the objective of having the face in question
move toward an oval shape. We take your skin tone (warm or cool) and
a number of other considerations into account when assisting you.
is a description of some face shapes and which types of frames work
A round face is just that – full and possessing
curvilinear lines, with the width and length in the same proportions
and little to no angles.
Frames should make the face appear longer and
- Slightly angular frames will narrow a round face.
- Avoid excessively rounded or square styles, which
will exaggerate facial roundness.
- High or mid-height temples help to
create a longer profile.
- A clear bridge widens the eyes, and coloured
temples add width
- The frames should be wider than they are deep.
frames with adjustable nosepads will keep lenses from resting on
the fuller cheeks.
A square face is characterized by a strong jaw
line, a broad forehead, and a wide chin and cheekbones. The width and
length are normally proportional to one another.
Frames should make face look longer.
- Gently curved narrow styles will minimize squareness
and lengthen the face.
- The frames should be wider than the widest part
of the face.
- Frames should be more horizontal than vertical.
frames with weight on top.
- Try oval shapes with temples in the center.
it is better to avoid a frame that is flat on the bottom, as this
will mirror the face shape. Instead, look for a frame that has some
curve or uplift to draw attention away from the jawline.
The oval face is considered to be the ideal shape
because of its balanced proportions.The chin is slightly narrower than
the forehead, and the cheekbones are typically high.
Frames should keep the oval’s natural balance.
- Select frames that are as wide or wider than the
broadest part of the face
- Avoid low, swooping temples, which will unbalance
- Keeps frames in proportion to the face
- It is common
for people who have a classic oval face to have small features.
- The goal
is to keep the face in balance. Make sure the frame is in proportion,
and doesn’t overwhelm the features.
Diamond-shaped faces are narrow at the eye
line and jawline, with a small forehead and chin. The cheekbones are
often high and dramatic. This is the rarest face shape.
Frames should widen the forehead and jaw and minimize
- Choose frames that are heavy on top, but avoid
- Frame sides can be straight or rounded. Rimless frames
can be a good choice.
- Square frames or frames with a straight top and
curved bottom will also work.
The oblong face is longer than it is wide, and has a long straight cheek
line and sometimes a longer nose. Because this shape is longer than it
is wide, the oblong face needs a frame that is deeper than it is wide.
This will create an illusion that makes the face appear shorter.
Frames should “break” the length
of the face, making the face appear shorter and wider.
- Frames should have a top-to-bottom depth.
- To shorten the face, try round,
deep, or low-triangle shapes, or frames with strong horizontal lines.
- Decorative or contrasting temples can add width to the face, as can
- To make the face appear shorter and more
balanced, try frames that have a top-to-bottom depth, decorative
or contrasting temples that add width to the face, or a low bridge
to shorten the nose. This is an angular face shape – choose
a frame shape that is more rounded or curved in order to add width
to the face.
The triangular face has a narrow forehead that
widens at the cheek and chin areas.
Frames should add width to the forehead while softening and narrowing
the appearance of the jaw, chin, and cheeks.
- Frames should accent the eye area and be wide enough to balance
the jaw line.
- Frame tops should be slightly heavy; bottoms should angle
- Frames with “extensions” at the
temple will help fill in and balance the upper third of this face
shape at the eyeline.
- Avoid low-temple styles. Try square, straight-top aviators, semi-rimless
(no rim on the bottom half), or any eyewear with emphasis on the
top half of the frame.
- Try frames that are heavily accented with colour and
detailing on the top half, or try cat-eye shapes.
This face shape has a very wide forehead and high cheekbones.
The face narrows gradually to the chin.
Minimize the width of the top of the face. Frames should add width
below the eyeline to offset the narrow chin.
- Try frames that are wider at the bottom.
- Low temples will add balance.
- Other choices include aviator, butterfly
or low-triangle styles. Frames with rounded tops and squared bottoms
will also work.
- Very light colours and rimless styles are also effective.
- The heart-shaped
face is a very difficult face shape to fit, because almost any pair
of glasses will add emphasis just where you won’t
- Rimless frames are an excellent choice.
- To highlight
the eyes and bring out the cheekbones, try frames that have detailing
or distinctive brow lines, or try rimless frames or oval and cat-eye
Our eye-wear consultants are trained to help
you select a style and shade that compliments you.
We issue a vision certificate accepted by
the traffic Department.
We offer instant credit, three months interest free, or twelve months
Our optometrists can help identify whether
your child has vision related learning problems.
Disposable bifocal, multifocal, monthly, weekly, one-day, tinted
and coloured contact lenses.
From March to November, on the third Thursday of every month. This cash offer is for people who have no medical aid and are on a limited budget, including pensioners. We accept half or full payment up front. Spectacle packages from a selected frame range are available in single vision and bi-focals. Please call for an appointment. NOTE We open at 10am on Thursdays.
optometrists and eye wear consultants are all qualified.
Our computer imaging allows you to see yourself
in your chosen frames.
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One of our consultants assisting a client in selecting new frames. Notice the computer generated images in the background.
Our Hi-tech Style & Image
software renders multiple images showing the effect of different eyewear
styles, assisting you in selecting the frames most suitable for you. This
forms part of our service.