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Face shape info

How many times do you see yourself in the mirror in a day? Each of you will have your own number in mind. But now think and say - Do you know the shape of your face? In this particular section we will tell you about the different face shape and how you can find out your face shape.

Now why do you need to know this? Well when you think of buying something for your eyes you should be aware of your face shape. This will help you pick the right model from our wide ranges.

There are five basic face shapes.

  1. Oval Face Shape
  2. Round Face Shape
  3. Square Face Shape
  4. Heart Face Shape
  5. Diamond Face Shape

The features for each face shape are:

Oval shape face guide for eyeglasses and sunglasses
Oval Face shape: An oval face is considered to be the ideal shape because of its balanced proportions. The forehead is wider than the chin, the cheeks bones are prominent with face gracefully tapers to a narrow oval chin.
Round Face shape: The face is almost as wide as it is long. The face is widest at the cheeks. A round face has curved lines with the width and length in the same proportions and no angles.
Oblong shape face guide for eyeglasses and sunglasses
Oblong Face shape: An oblong face is longer than it is wide and has a long straight cheek line and sometimes a longish nose. The forehead, cheekbones and jaw line are all about the same width. This shape tends to have a prominent chin and an elongated appearance.
Square shape face guide for eyeglasses and sunglasses
Square Face shape: A square face has a strong jaw line and a broad forehead, plus the width and length are in the same proportions. The forehead, cheekbones and jaw line all about the same width. The square shape jaw line is the most obvious feature.
Heart shape face guide for eyeglasses and sunglasses
Heart Face shape: A Heart face has wide forehead and prominent cheek bones with narrowing chin. The features are similar to oval but the chin tapers to a point.
Diamond shape face guide for eyeglasses and sunglasses
Diamond Face shape: Diamond-shaped faces are narrow at the eye line and jawline, and have broad cheekbones that may be high and dramatic. This is the rarest face shape. To highlight the eyes and soften the cheekbones, try frames that have detailing or distinctive brow lines, or try rimless frames or oval and cat-eye shapes. It is not as common as the other face shapes. In this shape the face is highly angular. The forehead is somewhat short and the face is widest at the temples.

Just pull your hair back from your face, stand in front of the mirror and then see which features suits your face.

Frame size info

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Prescription Terms

Similar to medical prescriptions, eyeglass prescriptions are written on paper pads that frequently contain a number of different abbreviations and terms. Below are the explanations:

  • DV is an abbreviation for distance vision. This specifies the part of the prescription designed primarily to improve far vision. In a bifocal lens, this generally indicates what is to be placed in the top segment.
  • NV is an abbreviation for near vision. This may represent a single-vision lens prescription to improve near work, or the reading portion of a bifocal lens. Some prescription forms use ADD in place of NV with a single box to indicate the additional refractive power to be added to the spherical of each eye.
  • OD is an abbreviation for oculus dexter, Latin for right eye. Oculus means eye. In some countries, such as the United Kingdom RE (right eye), LE (left eye), and BE (both eyes) are used. Sometimes, just right and left are used.
  • OS is an abbreviation for oculus sinister, Latin for left eye.
  • OU is an abbreviation for oculi uterque, Latin for both eyes.
  • A spherical correction corrects refractive error of the eye with a single convergent or divergent refractive power in all meridians.
  • A cylindrical correction corrects astigmatic refractive error of the eye by adding or subtracting power cylindrically in a meridian specified by the prescribed axis.
  • Prism and Base are usually left empty, as they are not seen in most prescriptions. Prism refers to a displacement of the image through the lens, and is used to treat eye muscle imbalances or other conditions that cause errors in eye orientation or fixation. Prism correction is measured in "prism diopters", and Base refers to the direction of displacement.
  • Pupillary Distance (PD) is the distance between pupils, usually given in millimeters, it is sometimes known as the Inter Pupillary Distance (IPD). It is written as two values if the prescription is for bifocals or progressive lenses - these are the pupillary distances for the distance and near fixation (essentially, the upper and lower part of the lenses). They differ due to pupillary convergence when looking at near objects.
  • Additionally, an eyeglasses prescription may include a monocular pupillary distance ("monocular PD"). These measurements indicate, in millimeters, the distances from each pupil to the center of the nose where the center of the frame bridge rests. PD measurements are essential for all spectacles dispensing, monocular PDs being essential in progressive lenses and for those with high prescription. PDs can be measured using a pupilometer or by using a ruler.
  • Back vertex distance (BVD) is the distance between the back of the spectacle lens and the front of the cornea (the front surface of the eye).

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