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STAY IN SHAPE: Eyewear Styles for Oval Faces

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Trying frame after frame can be a challenge when picking eyewear, but you can narrow it down based on your face shape. This article will focus on oval-shaped faces, so compare your face to the feature outline below. If you match the description, consult the positive and negative attributes of specific frame styles. Your next step will be to visit the Vision Gallery to try your preferred pair on for size.

Oval Face Features

An oval face has three specific dimensions: a narrow forehead, high cheekbones and a narrow chin. This ratio gives the face the geometric shape of an oval, which can be difficult to compliment when choosing your frames.

Some celebrity oval face examples are:

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  • Anne Hathaway
  • Adam Levine
  • Eva Mendes
  • Gregory Peck

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  • Jessica Biel
  • Rihanna
  • Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Gwyneth Paltrow


Ray Ban Eyewear EdmontonBest Frame Choices

Classic cool: Wayfarer-style, “aviators,” cat-eye.
Geometric jazz: Thick, dark in a rectangle or square shape.
Modern motion: circular and semi-circular thin or wire frames

Frames to Avoid

As you can see above, many frame types can highlight an oval face. Some specific shapes to avoid are chunky, oversized or overly wide frames. These add bulk to an already wide part of the oval-shaped face.


Once you have settled on a complimentary shape for your face, try matching or contrasting the frames’ colour with your hair colour and skin tone. Monochrome frames are very versatile, while some highlight shades and textures can help liven up your everyday eyewear. If they are prescription sunglasses, there is also a wide variety of kinds and colours of tint that can be applied.

If you have an oval-shaped face and its time for new eyewear, come see the experts at the Vision Gallery. Our friendly staff will assist you in finding that perfect pair for any occasion. Contact or visit us today!

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Update on Face Masks February 15, 2022

As per the Alberta College of Optometrists, “face masks are still required for all optometrists, staff, patients and other visitors to the clinic regardless of age”. 

The recent Premier’s announcement lifting the mask requirement for children 12 and under pertains to other locations such as schools, restaurants and gyms.  However, the City of Edmonton mask bylaw still stands.  Furthermore, optometry clinics are part of essential community health services. As such, the mask requirement in clinic has not changed. 

Patients with an official mask exemption must contact the clinic to arrange a safe time and space for their visit.

We will keep this page updated should Public Health Measures change in the future. 

 If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Julie Dien-Fong via email at: