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Fitting Guide/Chart

Choosing the right frame and color

The appropriate size for sunglasses and eyeglass frames should be proportionate with the face size,which means that smaller eyeglasses frames and sunglasses are the best for smaller faces while larger eyewear look better on larger faces. The frame shape should contrast the shape of the face (rectangle frame with a round face). These tips are not rules, but they can assist you in choosing the best frame for every face.

Face shapes

Oval Face
Any style works for persons with an oval shape. Try with the latest looks such as wraparounds or shields. Also sqaure shaped frames with gently rounded edges and higher temples also look fabulous on an oval face.

Suggested Frames: Any frame shape.

Round Face
This face type should look for frames equal to or slightly wider then the broadest part of the face. To make the face appear longer and thinner,you may minimize the curves and add definition with soft, angular, rectangular styles or double brow styles. To create a longer profile try frames with higher temples. Sunglasses with brow bars also pull the eye upward, making the face appear longer.

Suggested Frames: Wider frames with angular/rectangular styles.

Diamond Face
This face shapes consists of wide or high cheekbones with a narrow forehead and chin. To soften the contour of the face we recommend oval sunglasses. Another fit that will work well with this face is a soft curves square frame. The styles should be no wider then the top of the cheekbones.

Suggested Frames: Oval, Square, Rimless.

Square Face
This face shape has a B jaw line, a broad forehead and wide cheekbones. Soft curvy styles will reduce the angles of your face and give you more definition such a cat eyes. We recommend classic ovals for the the face type/shape.

Suggested Frames: Round, Cat Eyes.

Oblong Face
You may widen and shorten the face with sunglass styles that do not go beyond the widest part of the face. This face type looks better with round or square shapes. Frames with short horizontal and long vertical lines will also fit well. Adding decorative or contrasting templates will make the face look wider.

Suggested Frames: Round, Square.

Triangle Face
Triangular shape faces usually have a narrow jaw and wide forehead. The lower portion of the face can be softened by accenting the eye area. Styles such as cat eyes should angle outward at the top corner and be wide enough to balance the jaw line. We recommend trying metal frames with rimless.

Suggested Frames: Frames with a straight top line, Cat Eyes Triangular shape faces usually have a narrow jaw and wide forehead.

Skin tone

Pale Complexions
We recommend trying lightweight frames like those with a touch of color such as a rose or amber. Tortoiseshell frames look great on persons with fair complexions (avoid darker versions) but clear, blue or green tinged frames may drain color from cheeks.

Dark Complexions
Olive Mediterranean, Golden or Asian skin and dark hair look stunning in silver, gold or clear frames. Avoid black, which can be too heavy for your complexion.

 

Size Guide

When selecting your new eyewear with us, it's helpful to know what size frames will fit you. The size of your frames can not only affect how comfortable they are to wear but it can also affect the overall look you are aiming for. Some rules to follow are:

  • The top edge of the frames should not be higher than the line of your eyebrows. Even better if they follow the same shape.
  • The lower edge of the frames should not sit on your cheeks, especially when you smile!
  • The width of the frames should not be wider than the overall width of your face at the temples. If you are going for the geek chic look with a large wayfarer style then keep the overhang to a minimum.
  • The scale of the frame should be in proportion with you - If you are petite, don't choose large chunky glasses. *note these rules only apply to prescription eyewear.

Frame sizes are usually shown in 3 seperate numbers.
The first number represents each lens diameter. This is the distance between the vertical sides of a rectangle containing the lens shape.
The second number is the width of the bridge. This is the minimum horizontal distance between the nasal surfaces of the rims on a plastic or metal frame, or the minimum horizontal distance between the nasal surfaces of the lenses in rimless frames.
The third number is the arm length. This is measured from the dowel point to the extreme end of the side, this is made up of the length to the bend and the length of the drop to give the overall length of side.

The frame size is written on the inside of a frames arm in the following format: “51 - 16 - 135”. If only one number is displayed, this is the total width of a sunglass visor lens.

If a frame has adjustable nose pads various modifications can be made in order to achieve a satisfactory fit. Increasing the distance between the pads may be appropriate in cases when:

  • The frame is sitting too high on the face.
  • The bifocal segments or distance section of a Varifocal lens are too high.
  • The bridge is too small a fitting for the nose.
  • The distance from the eye to the lens is too great.

Decreasing the distance between the pads may be appropriate in cases when:

  • The frame sits too low on the face.
  • The bifocal segments or distance section of a progressive Varifocal lens are too low.
  • The bridge is too low for the nose.
  • The lenses are sitting too close to the eyes and lashes.

Each of the frames on our website show the frame measurements in millimeters so you can compare these to your current frames using the method above easily.

 

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