Choosing the Right Eyeglasses for Face Shape

When it comes to eyeglasses, so many of us need them for corrective reasons. There are also some people who like to wear glasses as a style accessory. No matter which group you fall into, you want to look your best with your eyeglasses, and a lot of this has to do with the shape of your face. At Dr. Miller & Dr. Tilis Family Optometry, we have a few suggestions for pairing the right pair of frames with your core face shape.

Choosing the Right Eyeglasses for Face Shape

• Heart- A heart-shaped face has a very narrow or pointy chin with wide cheekbones and forehead. Frames that are shaped with emphasis on the bottom of the frame will appear to drag your face downwards, so choose rectangular or oval frames.

• Square- Because your square features are accentuated by a strong jawline, it’s best to put a little visual interest to your face. Choose rimless or semi-rimless glasses for some great accenting.

• Oval- If you have an oval face- consider yourself lucky! Most types of frames are going to look great on you. Feel free to choose glasses that are a fun colour or pattern.

• Round- To balance out your round face, choose frames that are more angular. Frames that come in a square, rectangular or semi-square are going to look nice.

• Diamond- Diamond face shapes have very prominent cheekbones. If you have ever wanted to rock a pair of horn-rimmed glasses, the diamond shape is most able to pull these off! You can also look for circular rims or rectangular, but stay away from square rims, which will pull your cheekbones inward in an unflattering way.

If you have questions about eyeglasses and which shape to choose, we are happy to help you. Come in and see us today!


The Best Ways to Clean Your Eyeglasses

Many people wear eyeglasses on a regular basis. Around half the population requires eyeglasses to correct their vision, and it can be very irritating to have smudges, dirt or dust stuck on your glasses causing eye strain and other problems. Dirty eyeglasses are a problem for more than vision strain but can harbour bacteria near your eyes and nose, which are both key entrances for sickness to enter the body. Here at the office of Dr. Miller & Dr. Tilis Family Optometry, we would like to help ensure that your eyeglasses are clean for your health and your convenience.

The Best Ways to Clean Your Eyeglasses

Cleaning your eyeglasses doesn’t need to be a terribly time-consuming process, especially when it’s done on a regular basis. The most important thing about cleaning your eyeglasses is to use the right materials, and we don’t mean the end of your sleeve! Cleaning your eyeglasses should be done with a lint-free cloth or microfiber, since these are not going to make small scratches in the glass of your eyeglasses. Furthermore, using materials that are approved for glasses are best, but for a deeper cleaning, a small drop of dish soap can be used. When you are cleaning your glasses as well as your lenses, be sure to concentrate on the areas that touch your face, such as the nose pieces and frames.

If you ever have questions about how to safely clean your eyeglasses, please don’t hesitate to ask us here at Dr. Miller & Dr. Tilis Family Optometry for guidance.


How to Help Your Baby Wear Eyeglasses

If your little one has vision problems, it’s best to start treatment and correction early. Many parents are surprised to learn that their babies and toddlers not only need eyeglasses but can learn to wear them on a regular basis with a bit of patience. If your young child needs corrective eyewear, then we here at Dr. Miller & Dr. Tilis Family Optometry would like to help you get your children used to their new specs.

How to Help Your Baby Wear Eyeglasses

One of the best things that you can do when it comes to eyeglasses is to take it slow. Children don’t always react well to things being on their face and will, understandably, take their eyeglasses right back off. This is normal and not a worrisome reaction! Instead, ease your children into wearing glasses by putting them on and giving them positive reactions for leaving them on.

Another great tip is to have your child put their eyeglasses on and then occupy them immediately with their favorite activity, preferably one that keeps their hands busy. Whether it is playing with blocks or playdough, they are less likely to be focused on their new eyeglasses and more on the task.

Finally, do what you can to make the glasses comfortable. Kids do not like to adjust their glasses if they fall down on their nose; instead they will just remove them. Working with our professionals, we can find the right fit and help you with things like ear straps to keep their eyeglasses on and comfortably snug.

For more information about eyeglasses for your babies and toddlers, give us a call today!


How to Choose the Best Eyeglasses for Your Face

Here at Dr. Miller & Dr. Tilis Family Optometry, we know that choosing eyeglasses is an important decision. The obvious reason for this is, of course, that you need them to see, but there’s more to it than that. Even if you only need glasses for occasional use, they still sit prominently on your face and will affect how you look. When choosing something you will wear every day, it’s important that you’re happy with how it looks on you in order to feel confident. To help with this, in this article, our team will go over some tips for choosing the best eyeglasses for your face shape.

choosing the best eyeglasses for your face shape

• Oval Face- The best eyeglasses for oval faces have a strong bridge and geometric lenses, and are wider than the broadest part of the face. Avoid overly large frames that cover up more than half of your face, as this will throw off the visual balance.

• Round Face- If you don’t want to accentuate the roundness of your face, we recommend that you avoid eyeglasses with round frames, with no frames, or whose frames are too small. Instead, choose rectangular lenses to provide a pleasing contrast.

• Diamond Face- A diamond-shaped face is ideal for cat’s eye or oval frames. Avoid frames that are too boxy or narrow, as these will not enhance your features in the same way.

• Square Face- As with the others, the key is to create a pleasing contrast between the shape of your face and that of your eyeglasses. Oval or round lenses are ideal for this, while square or angular ones are best avoided.

• Heart-Shaped Face- For a heart-shaped face, choose frames that have heavy bottom frames to add some width to the narrow part of your face. Avoid frames that draw focus to the forehead, as they can make your face look out of balance.

We at Dr. Miller & Dr. Tilis Family Optometry hope that this information helps you in your search for the right eyeglasses for you. If you need further assistance, our team can supply style advice in addition to our expert evaluations and care.