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Eyeballing Your Eyeglasses - A guide to frame measurements

EYEBALLING your EYEGLASSES A Guide to Frame Measurements So you've finally decided to take the leap and buy new glasses online rather than at your local optometrist's office. Wise choice. Your wallet will thank you. But how do you know if the glasses you order will fit if you can't try them on? Follow this guide to make sure your new specs fit you perfectly. WHAT ARE THE FRAME DIMENSIONS? 1. THE FRAME WIDTH measures the entire horizontal front of the frame, from the furthest extended point on either side. 2. THE LENS HEIGHT is the vertical height of the lens. 3. THE TEMPLE ARMS connect to the front of the frame on either side and rest behind your ear. 5. THE BRIDGE 4. THE LENS WIDTH is the part that goes across the bridge of your nose-hence the name. is the horizontal diameter of one lens. Doctors may refer to this as "eye size," but they mean lens width. A HELPFUL HINT You're ahead of the game if you already have a pair of eyeglasses that fits you well. Your glasses may have numbers, which indicate three frame dimensions, printed on the inside of the temple arm. EXAMPLE: If the numbers are 54-18-140, your frame dimensions are: • 54 mm lens width • 18 mm bridge width • 140 mm temple arm 54x18x140 length You have a leeway of 2-3 millimeters on each measurement, except for the bridge. Stick to a leeway of just 2 mm on the bridge. The most important dimension-the frame width-will not be printed on the temple arm. Follow our guide below to measure the frame width and ensure your new glasses are the right size for your face. DIY MEASUREMENTS If the numbers aren't printed on your glasses, never fear. You can measure your frame dimensions with a millimeter ruler or cloth measuring tape. THE FRAME WIDTH Measure horizontally across the entire front of the frame. Include any lug or hinge pieces that stick out on the sides. THE BRIDGE Measure horizontally, at the top of the bridge, from the edge of one lens to the other. THE TEMPLE ARMS Measure from the hinge-where the arm connects in the front-to the spot where the arm begins to bend down around the ear. Then measure from the top of the bend to the bottom tip. Add the two sections together for the total temple arm length. THE LENS WIDTH Measure the lens horizontally, at its widest point. Make sure the lens width accommodates your pupillary distance so that your eyes align with the "optical center" of the lens. Measure your PD using this Guide. THE LENS HEIGHT Measure the lens vertically, at its tallest point. For bifocal or progressive prescriptions, the lens height must be at least 30 millimeters. +/- 6.00 KEEP INMIND If the SPH on your prescription is +/- 6.00, it's best to stick with lens widths lower than 50 mm. This will keep your lenses thinner. OG Once have the measurements for you your frame dimensions, shop to your heart's desire and find that perfect pair of glasses online! Brought to You by Z E N N 1° Prescription Glasses from $6.95

Eyeballing Your Eyeglasses - A guide to frame measurements

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You were shopping online and finally came across the perfect pair of eyewear. What about fit? Check out this guide for sizing so you can get the best, most precise measurements for your new frames.


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