How to choose the right frame size for your face ? Read on to find out how to select the perfect frame size, which type of face best suits which frame, and what the small numbers mean on your glasses.
How to find a suitable frame online ?
If you don't have help from a optician while you're buying, or if you don't have the option to try out every frame that piques your interest, online shopping can become a bit unnerving. But rest assured, this problem is easily solved.
How to choose a frame that is the same dimensions as your previous pair ?
All glass frame have numbers written about their dimension. Usually you can find these dimension on the inner side of the handles.
The numbers we must search for will usually be set in a row of three numbers, for e.g. 53-17-140. We can equate these numbers as 'a-b-c' in this text, for an easier understanding. Usually you will be able to see a small rectangle between the numbers 'a' and 'b', which will help you to notice easier.
The number which lies on the left side of the rectangle, or 'a' in our row, is the glass width. That is the width of the glass in it's furthest points, measured in millimeters. The number which lies on the right side of the rectangle, or 'b' in our row, is the bridge width measured in millimeters. It shows the distance between the two glasses - the part which sits on your nose. Finally, 'c' is the length of the handles, this number is not as important because the handles can be lengthened or shortened as required in any optical shop.
The most important numbers to choose a required size are 'a' and 'b'. Just match the measurements of 'a' and 'b' from your old pair with the new pair and thus you will have the same wearing experience as on your older pair. Even if there is a small discrepancy in the measurements taken, a slight deviation of 1-2 mm will not make a noticeable difference.
These measurements are available on our website. All glass frames, as well as sunglasses on our website contain measurements like glass width, bridge width, handle length, frame width and the height of aforementioned glass. By doing so we help you make the best choice in picking your new frame.
How to measure yourself for a perfect fitting frame ?
Maybe this is your first time buying online and you are not sure how to measure a frame that would best suit you. All you need is a ruler for measuring.
1. Stand in front of a mirror and hold the ruler in line with your temple.
2. Measure the distance between your temples in millimeters.
Now that you have taken measurements of your face, compare with the width of the frame that you want. This sum will be equal to the glass width times two, earlier we presented this number as 'a' ( a * 2), add to this the bridge with ('b' in our example). The size of the frame can deviate to up to +4mm from your measurements. Just pick a frame which width whose width is similar to that of your face.
What is the right frame width according to my face?
There is a few more things to bear in mind when choosing a frame:
- The glasses should complement your face type. The general rule is to make a contrast - the frame shape according to the shape of your face.
- The width of the frame should be no wider than the width of your face between your temples.
- The upper part of your frame should not be higher than the line of your brow.
- The lower edge of the frame should not rest against your cheeks since it will start to rub against your skin and cause irritations.