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Rockville, MD
(301) 670-1212

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What to Consider When Buying Eyeglasses

Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care offers a wide selection of eyeglasses to address your eye care needs. They come in different colors, designs and styles. To help you find the perfect pair, your optometrist recommends considering these factors:

What to Consider When Buying Eyeglasses

Your Face Shape

Since you’ll be wearing your eyeglasses frequently, you’ll want to choose a pair that enhances your facial features and makes you look great. If your forehead and cheeks are the same width, complemented by a defined jawline and pointy chin, you may have an oval face. This is good news because oval-shaped faces look great in almost any style of frames. For those with square-shaped faces, curve-edged eyeglasses can soften your strong jawline. If your face is longer than it is wide, you have an oblong-shaped face. Square frames with sharp angles can help add width to your face. For those with a round face, square eyeglasses add angles to your face, downplaying your full cheeks.

Your Skin Tone

Another factor you may want to consider is your skin tone. If your skin has a bronze or golden cast, you may have a warm complexion. Frames in similar tones, like olive green, brown, or honey, are your best friends. For those with cool skin tones, jewel-hued frames are a great option.

Your Visual Health and Lifestyle Preferences

The most important thing to consider, of course, is your visual health. To that end, we’ll perform a comprehensive eye exam before prescribing your eyeglasses. Doing so can help us determine the best lens type and prescription for your eyeglasses. You should also think about your lifestyle. If you’re fond of playing sports, for example, we may suggest choosing eyeglasses from one of our sports eyewear collections.

Turn to Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care for trusty eyewear. Not only do we offer high-quality eyeglasses from well-known brands, we’ll also let you try different pairs in the comfort of your home for FREE. You can choose up to four frames and once you’ve made your choice, call us at (301) 859-4060 or complete our form to schedule an appointment. We’ll then take your measurements, fill in the proper lenses, and make the necessary adjustments. We serve Rockville, MD, and Alexandria, VA.

Finding Our Location

We are located between Rockville and Gaithersburg, near the Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center and the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus off West Montgomery Ave on Shady Grove Road. For more detailed driving instructions, see below.

Address

15200 Shady Grove Road, Suite 100
Rockville, MD, 20850

Contact Information

Phone: (301) 670-1212
Email: [email protected]

Shady Grove Care Hours

In addition to our office hours, we offer a 24-hour emergency answering service available to all established patients.

Monday: 9 AM - 1 PM, 2 PM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 12:30 PM, 2 PM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 1 PM, 2 PM - 7 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 1 PM, 2 PM - 7 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 1 PM, 2 PM - 7 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 2 PM
Sunday: Closed