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Shape Up: Find The Best Frames for Your Face Choosing the perfect eyeglass frames can be much harder than you think, as there are several factors to consider. Style, shape, color, and material all play important roles, but determining your face shape is the key to making the right decision. Most people fall into four face shape categories: heart, round, square, and oval. Let’s break down each face shape to learn which frames will suit you best. Heart-Shaped Faces
Heart-shaped faces resemble the shape of heart in that the widest part of the face is at the top and the narrowest part is at the bottom. Characteristics to look for include a wide forehead, high cheekbones, and a narrow/pointed chin. The best frame shapes for heart-shaped faces include rectangle, round, oval, wayfarer, aviator, and square. Styles you’ll want to stay away from include embellished, top heavy, and wide top frames. Round-Shaped Faces
Just like the name sounds, round-shaped faces are circular, full, and without strong l…
Are You Seeing Double? Are You Seeing Double? Double vision, also known as diplopia, is the simultaneous perception of two images of a single object. The displacement of the image may be horizontally, vertically, or diagonally and should not be confused with blurred vision, which is when an individual sees a single unclear image. Patients may find they have double vision occasionally, or in other cases, all of the time. Temporary double vision may be caused by alcohol intoxication, concussions, tiredness, or a side effect to certain drugs. Permanent double vision requires deeper investigation as there are two major types of double vision, binocular double vision and monocular double vision. Let’s take a closer look at both. Binocular double vision is when a patient’s eyes are not perfectly aligned. In other words, the eyes point at slightly different angles, resulting in different images being sent to the brain. The brain does not recognize the images to be similar enough to create a sin…