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The eyewear industry is extremely good at creating and presenting valuable eyeglass frame options to their customers. Although eyeglasses frames allow the eyeglass lenses to be held in place and properly positioned upon the face of the wearer, frames exhibit the personality and character of the wearer. Eyewear manufacturers have a number of different frame lines aimed at just women, and just men, as well as frames that are intended for both men and women. Successful unisex frames contain a healthy balance with both masculine and feminine components.
On Eyeglasses.com you will find a number of unique frame styles, and eye shapes, ranging from classic, modern, vintage, retro, and aviator to sporty styles. There are about 9 basic shapes to eyeglass frames: wayfarer, aviator, cat eye, round, square, rectangular, rounded, oval, and wrapped in addition to rimless or “invisible” frames. Eyeglasses.com offers all these frame shapes as well as monocles, and pince nez. Frame materials run the gamut from metal, titanium, acetate, plastic, wood, flexible metal, along with trendy combinations of these materials.
The Best Ways to Find What Frame Size Is Correct
Eyeglass frames come in different sizes. If you already own prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses, look on the inside of one of the temples (arm pieces) to find the size of the frame. Most prescription frames will have your exact measurements engraved on the temples or behind the nose bridge area. You will see the Model name | Color name| Size with two numbers- eye size and bridge size, for example: 50-18 or 57-19) | Temple Length which is usually between 120 and 150. You can use those measurements to help you select a frame on Eyeglasses.com.
An eyeglass frame has 4 basic measurements to insure the frame will properly fit: eye, bridge, temple, and vertical.
The Eye Size refers to the horizontal width in millimeters of one of the frame's lenses.
The Bridge Size is a measurement in millimeters between the two lenses. It is measured between the two closest points of the two lenses.
The Temple Size or arm pieces that extend to / over your ears is measured along the length of the temple, from one end to the other, including the bend, if there is any.
The Vertical Size ( the B height) refers to the vertical height of an eyeglasses lens, by measuring it from the tip to the bottom of the lens in the frame. If you are ordering multifocal lenses or progressive lenses, the vertical size is important. A minimum vertical measurement of 25mm is recommended for progressive and bifocal lenses.
Although frame size is a personal preference and most frame sizes accommodate the average head. If you need slight adjustments to the frames after buying your eyewear at Eyeglasses.com, go to your local eyewear professional and have them adjusted for a nominal fee. In case you are not satisfied with your eyewear, all frames may be returned or exchanged.
If you are buying sunglass frames, they are usually slightly larger than your regular eyeglasses frame. FYI: Wrapped sunglasses frames that have a curve to them usually fit a wider range of people. ,
Use either your previous eyeglasses or sunglasses frames to help you determine your lens size. If you have any questions give our customer service folks a call at 1-888-896-3885 Monday – Friday 9AM to 5PM EST.