Clarity and style, undoubtedly matters while selecting eyeglasses but fit is also equally important. Most of the time customer focuses on just the look, neglecting the fit. You are ahead of the race if you already have a pair of glasses that fits you well as you can compare the frame dimensions and buy the new pair. However the good news is, frame buying is not an uphill struggle even for first time frame buyers as we are here to simplify your task.
We are offering you complete guide to understand frame measurement and pick perfectly fitting eyeglasses:
Most of the time, you can notice numbers engraved on the inside part of the temple arm. Usually the number appears as 52-17-136 in which the first number 52 mm indicates lens width, centre number 17 mm is the bridge width and the last number 136 mm is the length of the temple arm. Some frames also have forth number which refers to the lens height.
Let’s understand the frame dimensions –
Lens width – It is the horizontal width of the frame’s lens which is measured in millimetres. It covers the furthermost end of both the sides of the frames. Lens width usually range from 40 mm to 60 mm.
Bridge width – The bridge size is the distance between the two lenses (the space below the nose bridge). The distance is measured in millimetres and generally ranges between 14 mm to 24 mm.
Temple arms – It is the length of the temple, from one end to another (also in case of bended temple arms). The temple length often ranges between 120 mm and 150 mm.
Lens height – It is the vertical height of the eye frame measured in millimetres. In case of progressive lenses or bifocal lenses, the height is expected to be at least 30 millimetres.
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How to measure yourself?
In case if there is no measurement written on the frame, then you can go for the DIY measurement. You just need a measuring tape to accurately measure the frame size.
Frame width – You need to measure the eyeglasses in horizontal manner. Consider the entire front of the frame while measuring.
Bridge measurement – It is measured at the top of bridge, from one edge of the lens to another.
Temple arms – You have to consider the total temple arms, starting from the point where the arm is connected to the lens to the end around the ears. Measure it in millimetre.
Lens height – The lens is measured vertically at the tallest point. The measurement is taken from the top to the bottom of the frame’s lens aperture.
Find your ideal fit:
Every individual has different shape and size of face, hence the fit may also differ. To look superior, choose the suitable frame size.
Here is the varied frame range based on eye size / lens width:
- Small frame (S) – 40 mm – 50 mm
- Medium frame (M) – 51 mm – 54 mm
- Large frame (L) – Above 55 mm
This guide is surely going to help you to get accurate and desirable frame for your eyes.