Reading Your Frame Size
The best way to size your new frames is to find a pair of your old frames that fit and measure them. Most name brand eyeglass/sunglass frames have some size information printed on the inside of the frame, although the lettering can be worn away with use. To find all the lettering, you must look on the inside of both temples, and on the inside of the bridge. If the numbering has worn off use the below size chart to take the measurements ( in millimeters ) yourself. All four sizes ( eye, bridge, temple, vertical ) are color coded to make the size chart easier to read.
You may also look for these little numbers carved somewhere on the bridge (ex 48-22).
Find Your Current Frame Size
If you already own a eyeglass or sunglass frame, look on the inside of each temple to find the size of the frame…look at the image to the right. The Eye Size is always first then there a dash or a square the bridge size some space then the temple size. The vertical size is rarely on the frame. Note: if the size is not on the temple look under the bridge. Of course, you may also go to a local store and try on some frames until you find a size that you like then come back to our website to purchase that frame size. If you find a frame you like make sure you look on the inside of the temple to find the frame size.
Measure Yourelf to Determine Your Frame Size
Below are instructions on how to determine the best frame size for your face.
* Look into a mirror, hold a ruler so it is lined up with your temple. (See illustration for proper positioning)
* You can put a pen or pencil in each ear to help position each ear.
* Measure in inches the distance between your left and right temples.
* Use the below instructions to convert your measurement to a frame size.
* Order a frame in which its size is within +/- 5 of your size.
To convert your measurement from inches to millimeters (mm) please multiply by 25.4; where 1 inch = 25.4mm. To convert your measurement from centimeters (cm) to millimeters (mm) please multiply by 10; where 1cm = 10mm.
Already Have the Total Width
If you have the total width of the frame the best thing to do is subtract 6mm (total average for both endpieces). Find a frame that you like, take the eye size multiply by 2 then add the bridge size and that’s the total width. If the total of the frame is plus or minus 5 of your total, then the frame might be a good size for you.