Sizing Guide

Sizing Guide

, by Vero Launier, 2 min reading time

How do I buy the right eyeglasses size?

So you found some eyeglasses that you really love but you are not sure if the size will be right for you?
We can help!

First off, there are two components to a good sizing, the look and the fit.

The fit is the less challenging part of the equation, in most cases eyeglasses that feel too loose or too tight can be adjusted by an optician (usually for free even if you aren't a customer) to fit you perfectly. This is also the case for eyeglasses that seem to pull on one side. The optician will warm the frame and adjusted until it sits perfectly on your face.

The right sizing for the look you are going for is a little tricker, but don't let it intimidate you. Most eyeglasses will have 3 measurements on them. They will usually appear in this format:

If you already have a pair of eyeglasses, you are a step ahead because you can use the size on them to determine your size. You should find the sizing printed inside of the arm, or sometimes, the first two numbers may be engraved under the nose bridge. Depending on the frame, the numbers may be very small and you might need to use a magnifying glass to see them.

If you can't see the numbers, you can measure the frame yourself. Make sure to measure only the lenses without the frame for the lens width measurement. What if you don't currently own eyeglasses? In that case, one of the easiest way to get a good idea on sizing is to try out frames at your local optician. You could also borrow frames from friends to see what different sizing looks like on you and take it from there.

Another way to find your size will be by figuring out the width of your face.
In order to do this, you will want to use a ruler or tape measurer and hold it directly in front of your face. Do not contour it to your face, you want to hold it stiff as if it was an unbendable ruler. Measure the space between your temple, it is tempting to curve the ruler or tape towards your ears, but you want to avoid that. Take the measurement while looking in the mirror or have someone else take it for you.
Find out More:
Lens Width
Bridge Size
Temple Length



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