We pride ourselves in our extensive frame selection of over 1500 frames in all price ranges. Many of the styles we carry are found nowhere else within 150 miles of Laredo. We carry frames for the office as well as a wide assortment of sports frames. We carry a large assortment of safety frames as well, all ANZI rated. Any frame we carry can be made into sunglasses with and without a prescription.
Below are just some of the many product lines we carry.
In the unlikely possibility you're looking for something we don't have, talk to one of our experienced frame consultants and we'll do our best to help.
We carry a wide selection of lenses. We have regular plastic lenses, polycarbonate, Hi index 1.60 and Seiko ultrahigh index 1.74, the thinnest lens available. If you have a high prescription ask our staff on how to best minimize the thickness by proper lens and frame selection.
Have questions on bifocals? Lined bifocals, no line, progressive, trifocals, blended, whatever you need we have the experience to help you make the right decision.
Tinted lenses, polarized lenses, anti-reflection lenses, and scratch coated lenses. Our staff is highly trained to help inform you on what's best for your needs.
Choosing the Right Frames
Glasses say so much about your personality and personal style. At Texas State Optical of Laredo, 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.
TSO carries frames for those whose features don't fit quite right in regular frames. These frames are wider than usual with longer than normal temples and sizes to fit almost anyone. If you've had trouble finding a frame that fits you then check out our special collection. They're available for both men and women.
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.
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.
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.
Our selection of frames.
TSO's selection varies in price from $29.00 to $600.00. With over 1500 frames in stock we're sure to have something to fit your style and budget. We also will order any frame for overnight delivery. Want a frame in a color or size we don't have on hand? No problem. We'll be happy to order the color or size just so you can see it for yourself with no obligation to buy. Our staff has years of experience and knowledge to guide you to the right frame to compliment you face and lifestyle.
All of our frames carry a minimum 1 year warranty against any manufacturers defects at no extra charge. Our kids frames have a 2 year unlimited warranty on frames and lenses. These glasses will be replaced for any reason except loss.
All of our scratch resistant coated lenses carry a one year, one time, free replacement warranty.
Our selection of lenses.
TSO offers from regular plastic to the lastest ultra-thin 1 mm hi-index lenses to hard-to-scratch glass lenses. We also stock polycarbonate, the toughest lens made to date. We stock lined and no-line progressive bifocals. If you have been wearing contact lenses because you have high prescription you will be a amazed at what can be done with new materials that lenses are now made out of. Lens designs have also been improved to make lenses flatter. The magnification of your eyes is not so great or if you're nearsighted they don't look so small.
We carry a large selection of contact lenses in stock from a wide selection of manufacturers. Daily wear, disposable, planned replacement, colored, and lenses for astigmatism are available as well as rigid gas permeable contact lenses.
TSO carries many brands of ready made sunglasses. However, with our own lab and tinting machine we can fabricate sunglasses in any frame in our inventory, with and without a prescription in single vision and bifocal to any degree of darkness you desire.
Have a job or hobby that could be hazardous to your eyes? Ask to see our selection of safety frames made to ANZI standards and certified and etched by our own laboratory. The newest styles are hard to distinguish from regular frames and are more stylish and less 'industrial' looking than those of the past. They're available with and without a prescription, in clear and sunglass and in single vision and bifocal.
Are your kids playing baseball? soccer? football? Regular streetwear glasses just aren't made to take the rough treatment they receive during sports and could be dangerous to your children's eye health. We carry a wide assortment off frames made for those whose love of sports and desire to have clear vision are paramount.
ALREADY HAVE A PRESCRIPTION?
We can determine your current prescription from any glasses you currently have. We can also put new lenses in you current frame.
If you really like you frame we'll do ur best to repair it, or solder it, if possible. We carry a wide assortment of parts and have equipment and expertise to repair a wide assortment of frames. If your frames are broken beyond repair we can find a frame to fit your lenses or we can re-edge your current lenses to fit a new frame.