Eyeglasses come in a variety of sizes. Several sizes will fit one person but it is important to be as accurate as possible to ensure a good fit.
Eyeglasses are measured in three sizes, each reflecting a different part of the frame.
The lens size measures the horizontal width of each lens, ranging from 40mm to 62mm. The lens size reflects only the actual lens size, excluding any parts of the frame.
The bridge size measures the gap (connected by the bridge) between each of the two lenses. The bridge size will vary according to your specific face shape.
The temple (also knows as handle) length measures the size of the temple from the hinge connecting to the lens to the end of the tip.
Reading your current size
It is recommended to always look on a current pair of eyeglasses to best determine the correct size, however, if this is your first time purchasing eyeglasses, or if your pair is not available, it is a good idea to stop by a local eyeglasses store to get your measurements.
On the inside of the frame temple, or handle, you will find a series of numbers. These numbers reflect your current frame size as in the sample below (in order of display):
54 - The size of the lens, ranging from 40mm to 62mm.
18 - The size of the bridge, ranging from 14mm to 24mm.
135 - The size of the temple (handle), ranging from 120mm to 150mm.
Note: If there is only one number available on your frame, it is usually the lens size measure.
Sunglasses vs Eyeglasses
In some cases, eyeglass frames may be smaller than a fitting pair of sunglasses for the same person.
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When shopping for eyeglasses or sunglasses, make sure the frame you choose fits your face shape. Different frames fit different face shapes and will make or break your fashion style.
Below you will find a list of common face shapes and recommendations for each:
With wide cheekbones and narrow chin and forehead, the best shapes are oval, square and rimless. Make sure the frame is no wider than the top of the cheekbones.
With a longer, oblong shaped face, the best shapes are round and square. These shapes will play down the length of the face and it will appear slighter shorter. Choose styles that do not extend beyond the widest part of the face. Try a sunglass with a trendy, decorative temple that adds width to the face.
With a well balanced, oval face, most shapes will look great! Make sure that the frame is in proportion to the size of the face. This is the ideal face shape, so try the trendy oversized sunglasses, sporty wraps, rimless shields, or a classic rectangular shape- just about anything goes.
With a round face, the best shapes are rectangular and square. Choosing straight, angular lines will make the face appear longer and thinner. Styles with high brow bars and higher temples also make the face appear longer.
With a square face, the best shapes are oval, round and cat-eyes. These shapes will reduce the angles and soften a square jaw. Make sure the top of the frames sit high enough on the face to downplay the jawline. Try sunglasses with a thinner frame to soften the look.
With a narrow jaw and wide forehead, the best shapes are rimless; semi-rimless, cateyes and styles with a straight top. These shapes will help balance the jawline. Make sure the frames do not sit too high on the face. Avoid extra large frames, heavy nose bridges, bold colors and square shapes!