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    Replacements and Designer Frame

    Below are the designer frame brands we carry. $159.00
    50-70% off regular retail price

    Glasses say so much about your personality and personal style. At A. B. See Optical, 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.
    Frame Replacements

    Have you recently broken your frames? Eyeglass frames and prescription sunglasses frames tend to break at the bridge or the arms tend to break. When this happens, you may think you need an entirely new set of glasses and lenses. The good news is that David Miretsky can fit your current lenses into a new set of frames.

    Since many individuals are only required to visit an eye doctor every one to two years, the eyeglasses frames may wear out before your lens prescription changes. In these instances, you don’t have to get a new set of lenses and frames. You can simply replace the frames. Signs your frames need to be replaced include:
    • The lenses keep popping out.
    • The screws keep falling out of your current frames.
    • You’ve broken your frames.
    • Your frames are extremely worn or outdated.
    • Your frames no longer fit your face.

    Most individuals who wear glasses think that their lenses are only good for their current frames. This is not true. While material cannot be added to your lenses to make them larger, they can be ground down to fit another pair of frames, and Miretsky can help. First, Miretsky will measure your face to determine the width of frame you need, and look at the basic shape of your face to determine the correct style of frame. For example, if you have an oval face, cat-eye, rectangle, square or wayfarer shaped lenses will look good on you. Of course, you can try on various frame styles to determine the best one for your particular style. Next, Miretsky will help you pick out a pair of frames in your preferred style and width that need slightly smaller lenses. For example, if you currently have large, square lenses, they could be ground down to fit a pair of frames that need rectangle lenses, round lenses or oval lenses. If you have cat-eye shaped lenses, they could be ground down to fit oval or rectangle lenses.

    When you think about getting new frames, you may be worried that you have to leave your glasses at our office while your new lenses are fitted to the frames. This could leave you unable to see clearly to drive. The good news is that Miretsky can fit your lenses into your new frames while you wait. Once you have your new frames, Miretsky will remove the lenses from your old frames, precisely measure them then measure the new frames in order to determine how to reshape your current lenses. After all the measurements have been taken, your current lenses will be ground down to fit your new frames. In many instances, this takes less than an hour. Once your current lenses are inserted into your new frames, we will test the fit and adjust the frames so that they are completely comfortable. This means that you can walk out of our office with your new frames the same day.