How To Figure Out What Size Glasses you Need

How To Figure Out What Size Glasses you Need

Posted by Goggles N More on 22nd May 2020

If you need glasses, then you need to make sure they are going to fit. While a lot of attention is paid to the prescription of the lenses (and rightly so), the glasses also need to fit your face comfortably. If you are new to the world of glasses and goggles, then you need to know about the various measurements that go into a pair of eye glasses. Since many people are entering the waters for the first time, there are a few important points that everyone should remember.

Eyeglass Frames Are Measured Precisely

When you are looking at eyeglasses online, you need to know the various measurements that go into the frames that are listed. If you don’t know how the frames are measured, then you won’t be able to interpret the information that is presented to you. Some of the important details include:

  • The Side Length Measurement: The side length measurement measures the length of the legs of the glasses. It goes from the hinge of the lenses to the back of the feet.
  • The Lens Diameter: The lens diameter is measured as the span of each lens individually. Essentially, the lenses are going to cover your eyes.
  • The Bridge Measurement: The bridge is the width of the nose bridge, the part that sits on your nose.

These measurements are going to play an essential role in making sure that your frames are comfortable. Before buying frames online, you should know which measurements fit you best.

Measuring sports goggles is very similar, read our blog on sports goggle sizing here

Picking the Eyeglass Frame Size

If you have worn glasses before, the best way to know which frame suits is to pick one which has similar frame width to your own glasses. If your glasses are getting a little small, then pick one which is a bit wider. So how do you know the width? Use a ruler and measure the width of your glasses from the right arm of the frame across to the left arm. Then, you can compare it against the “frame width” shown for each pair of glasses. If the width of the frame is correct, then you know the glasses will fit on the face properly.

The frame width is going to be one of the most important factors in making sure that glasses sit appropriately.

Align the Eyeglasses Correctly

Finally, the legs of the eyeglasses are important because they ensure the eyeglasses are aligned correctly. If the feet are too close to the back of the ear, then this is going to tug on the frame of the eyeglasses. This will stretch the lenses and move them out of place, causing them to sit crooked.

If the feet are too long, this will result in the eyeglasses sliding all over the face, causing them to slip down the nose. However, if they are just a little long, you can always take them to your optician and then can adjust them a little to wrap it around your ears.

Finding the Right Eyeglasses

When it comes to finding ocular products, these measurements are important. They will dictate which products will work well for someone and which will not. If you have questions about anything from goggles to glasses, then contact Goggles N’ More today. Our trained professionals are standing by to make sure that you have access to all of the information to make an educated decision. We will make sure that your eyes are protected with the right products. Call us today!

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