While it's always nice to be greeted by a smile, we rely on the eyes to send more accurate messages. The way we look at or away from someone or maintain eye contact for too long or short a time — even whether we blink — conveys emotion, even if it isn't intended.
When people talk about eyes, most often they discuss eye color, but eye shapes can be remarkably different, with variations as unique as each person. Broadly speaking, though, there are six common eye shapes — and knowing yours can help with everything from selecting eyeglass frames to shaping the perfect brow, if that's your thing. Feast your eyes on our list of the six most common eye types below: