Welcome to the Help Section for Frame Features.  

We have created this quick and easy to understand guide to help you with your inquiries and subsequent purchases.  As you can see below the legend clearly marks each of the important sections of our frames and denotes the high quality parts we use in designing and manufacturing our MOSCOT products.  If you have any addition questions or would like to speak to someone, use the live chat system or email us at support@moscot.com.

MOSCOT frame features

 

 

 
UNDERSTANDING SIZE
To help ensure your eyeglasses fit properly, it’s important that your Pupilary Distance (or, PD) be equal to or less than the Frame Pupilary Distance (FPD), and just like the Price is Right, you want your PD to be close to equal to the FPD as possible, without going over. On our website, we refer to the FPD as the frame size. 

What is Pupilary Distance (PD) and How Do I Measure It?
Good question! Your PD is the distance in millimeters between your pupils (you know, the black spots in the center of your eyes). 63 is average for a man, 60 for a woman. You must consult your optician or eye doctor for this measurement since only he or she can provide an accurate number. You must have your PD in order for us (or anyone) to fill a prescription lens so it’s critical the measurement be accurate. 

What is Frame Pupilary Distance (FPD) and How Do I Measure It?
The FPD is the bridge size of the frame ADDED To the horizontal eyesize of the frame, as indicated on the diagram below. The FPD, or frame size, is provided for each frame on our website – it’s the number in the drop down menu that answers the question, “choose your frame size” and looks like this – 45/22 – as an example. The first number, in this case, the 45, is the horizontal eyesize, and the second number, the 22, is the bridge size of the frame.

 

ANATOMY OF AN EYEGLASS FRAME

 

 

 
 
 
 
CHOOSING FRAMES
Buying a great pair of MOSCOT frames is easy! Follow our tried and true MOSCOT METHOD and you are sure to select a frame that looks great and fits perfectly. 

FIRST, FACE SHAPE:

There are five basic face shapes: oval, round, heart, square and pear. You should select a frame shape that offsets the shape of your face. So for example, instead of a round frame on a round face, you’ll look better with an angular or rectangular shaped frame. 

PEAR:
 
Almost the opposite of a heart shape face, you have a narrow forehead with a face that gradually becomes fuller at the cheeks and chin. In order to draw more attention to the top of your face, and less from the widest part of your face, try a semi-rimless frame or a top-heavy frame. Sample frames for a pear shaped face – for women, The VILDA; for men, The LEMTOSH.

 

OVAL:

You have a long, narrow face and the top and bottom of your face are well balanced (the same size). To visually offset the length of your face, choose a frame that covers as much of the vertical space between your lower eyelid and bottom of your nose as possible – we call this a deep frame (the “vertical framesize” – see diagram below) – to cover the space and help your face not seem quite so long. Sample frames for an oval face – for women, The NEBB; for men, The YUKEL.

ROUND:

Your face is, you guessed it, round! You have a large curved forehead and rounded chin of approximately the same size. We suggest no round frames on a round face, as they will make your face appear fuller than it is. Instead go for a square or angular shaped frame. Sample frames for a round face – for women, The BRANDON; for men, The ALEX.

Round Face

 HEART: 

Your forehead is the widest part of your face and your face narrows gradually from your forehead to a slightly pointy chin. Since your face keeps trimming as you move towards your chin, you want to select a frame that won’t compete with your face lines and accentuate your chin. Try a rimless design, or narrower frame. Sample frames for a heart shaped face – for women, The HYMAN; for men, The JOEL.
Heart face type

 SQUARE:

Almost the opposite of a heart shape face, you have a narrow forehead with a face that gradually becomes fuller at the cheeks and chin. In order to draw more attention to the top of your face, and less from the widest part of your face, try a semi-rimless frame or a top-heavy frame. Sample frames for a pear shaped face – for women, The MILTZEN; for men, The VILDA.
Square face
 
 
SECOND, SIZE:

First, frame size. When it comes to size, first and foremost, learn our mantra and live it – your eyes should be well centered in the frame. It’s that easy and it is the most important factor to consider when making your selection. 

Next, bridge size. To determine bridge size, assess the size of your nose to decide if your nose is wide or narrow at the top. If your nose is wide, you need a wide bridge and if your nose is narrow, you guessed it, you need a narrow bridge to ensure a proper fit. 

Confused? Go to UNDERSTANDING SIZE to help guide you to perfection!

Phew, that was the hard part. Next comes color…the easy part!

THIRD, COLOR:

Pick a color that is compatible with either your skin tone, and/or your eye color, and/or your hair color. Simply pick your favorite attribute and then choose a frame color that matches to accentuate the positive. 

That’s it! You should be all set, but if you still have questions don’t hesitate to contact one of our MOSCOT family members for more help.