A Guide for Choosing the Right Pair of Glasses for your Face

A Guide for choosing the Right Pair of Glasses for your face

When it comes to choosing the right sunglasses for yourself, it is a bit more complicated than what suits you best. Not everything is for everyone and glasses are one such essential you simply can’t go wrong with. We are presenting some valuable pointers to keep in mind when shopping for a new pair of sunglasses.

Learn the basic measurements

Let’s begin with the basics first. In order to find your best match, you need to know the measurement of the sunglasses. Sunglasses manufacturing companies use three measurement tools to construct the right frame. All these measurements are mentioned on each pair of sunglasses in millimeters. With the help of a ruler, you can measure your temple width, size and distance between the three points. These include:

The width of the lens also known as the lens diameter is the distance between the two vertical limits of the lens. The distance between the nose pads represents the bridge width, whereas the temple length or the arm length represents the distance from the main frame to the curve piece that sits behind your ears.

When determining where these sizes are mentioned on the sunglasses, you need to be wearing your own glasses. All sunglasses have a set of a two or three digit number located either on the sunglasses temple or in different positions such as on the bridge of the sunglass or on the eye size frame. Here is how one can identify them.

sizes are mentioned on the sunglasses

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Eye Size: Number ranges between 40 and 62.

Bridge Size: Number ranges between 14 and 24.

Temple size: Number ranges between 120 and 150.

Also remember, there are a set of alphabets associated with the numbers. These have no connection to the size or frame but usually indicate the model or brand of the sunglasses.

Finding the right frame for your face

In order to find the perfect frame, measure yourself. Stand in front of the mirror with a ruler held behind your head. Calculate the distance between your temples to get an idea of a frame width you might desire. Once you have the frame width, it will be easier to get sunglasses that don’t fall off or become loose when you are playing any sports or simply jogging in a park.

What suits your face?

Lastly, know your facial shape to find the best pair.

Square face

A wide forehead, long and wide cheekbones and a strong jaw line are the characteristics of a square face. Oversized and large sunglasses such as rimless; rounded or aviators, all suit them perfectly.

Round face

A wide forehead matching the cheekbones is what makes a round shaped face. These people tend to have a rounded jaw line and the height of their face is shorter than of the other facial shapes. Rectangular, Wayfarer and oversized shades usually suit them well. Round glasses on a round face are a absolute No-No!

Oval shaped face

Oval shaped faces tend to have a higher forehead and cheekbones making the face seem longer rather than wider. People who fall into such a lucky category can accessorize their face with nearly all sunglasses frames as anything and everything looks perfect on them. But make sure that the frame width isn’t too large or too small.

Diamond shaped face

Diamod shaped faces are usually narrowed at the jaw line and forehead with cheekbones being the widest and most prominent areas of their face. Frames that are rimless or oval in shape will complement their cheeks and take away some of the obvious attention. But the trick is to choose a frame that isn’t wider than your cheekbones or else it will make your face look chubby in the wrong places.

Happy Sunglasses Shopping!

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