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Above - Eyewear Gallery in our Simcoe office.

At Norfolk Family Eye Care, our Eyewear Galleries offer a variety of quality spectacle frames, designer sunglasses, safety eyewear, and accessories. Both our Simcoe and Port Dover locations each have their own unique selection of eyewear offering over 1600 choices including Oakley, RayBan, Maui Jim as well as many of the top designers in the fashion industry such as Jimmy Choo, Christian Dior, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabanna, Valentino, Carrera, Silhouette and many more. We also offer a variety of safety glasses for occupation or sport.

Our Certified Optometric Assistants are expertly trained to recommend frames that are best suited to your facial features, size, prescription, leisure activities and lifestyle needs.

A lifetime of no charge frame adjustments are included with the purchase of your eyewear.

Norfolk Family Eye Care stands by our products with a 90 day Vision Guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied with you purchase within 90 days we will make changes to fix it.

Like most people, you probably own more than one pair of shoes for different situations in life. The same applies for glasses. Life has too much to offer to see it through only one pair of lenses. Occupation, leisure time activities and fashion preferences are all good reasons to own multiple pairs of eyewear. Please ask us about our multi pair savings.

Choosing the Right Frames

Glasses say so much about your personality and personal style. At Norfolk Family Eye Care, we are happy to work with you in selecting frames that complement your features. Our experienced optometry professionals work closely with you to select the proper frames to fit your budget as well as your cosmetic, lifestyle, and vision needs. While working with our experienced staff enables you to select the appropriate frames, we invite you to learn more about which frame styles complement various face shapes.

Select Your Frames

Square Face

A square face is often characterized by a strong jaw line, a broad forehead, and a wide chin and cheekbones. The width and length of the face are close to being equal. Frames should be selected to make the face look longer and to soften the square angles of the face. Choose frames that are slightly curved (like an oval shape) and that have more horizontal than vertical real estate.

Oval Face

The oval face is identifiable by its balanced proportions. The forehead is slightly wider than the chin and cheekbones are high. Frames should complement the natural proportions of the oval. Choose frames that are wide or wider than the broadest part of the face and that follow your brow line. Often, diamond or rectangular shapes work best for oval shapes.

Oblong Face

Although fairly similar to an oval shape, an oblong face is longer than it is wide. The ideal frames will shorten the face by creating a break in the length of the face. Choose frames that have depth and a low bridge to shorten the nose. Try frames that are round, deep, have low-triangle shapes, or that have strong vertical lines.

Round Face

A round or full face is characterized by having the same width and length. For round faces, frames that add length to the face often work best. Frames that lengthen the face are typically angular, narrow and are wider than they are deep. It is best to avoid round style frames as these will exaggerate the roundness and curves of the face.

Heart Shaped Face (or Base-up Triangle)

A heart shaped face looks like a heart or a triangle with the point facing down. The forehead is very wide and cheekbones are high while the face narrows towards the chin. Counterbalance the narrow chin by choosing frames that are wider at the bottom. Generally, light colored and rimless frames work best, although aviator, butterfly and low-triangle styles also work well.

Base-down Triangle Face

A base-down triangle face has a narrower forehead with full cheeks and a broad chin. To offset a broad chin, select frames that widen at the top. Great selections include frames that have heavy color accents and detail on the top part of the frames. Cat-eye shapes also work well to add width and emphasize the narrow upper part of the face.

Diamond Face

A diamond shaped face is often characterized by high, dramatic cheekbones with a narrow eye line and jaw line. This shape is the rarest of all the shapes. Oval frames that are soft in style typically work best to highlight the eyes and cheekbones. Select frames that have detailing, distinctive brow lines, are rimless or a cat-eye shape for best results.

This is a general guide and is only intended for reference. Our experienced and trained staff will assist you in selecting frames what work best for your lifestyle.

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