When you buy a new pair of glasses, you will probably be living with them for quite awhile. It’s important that you like those glasses and that they look great and feel comfortable. It’s also critical that your eyeglasses fit you properly, not just for reasons of style but for reason of good eye health.
Below are six points to keep in mind when choosing your frames.
6 Keys to Proper Eyewear Fit
- The width of the frame should match the width of your face. This means, when looking at you straight on, the glasses should not hang off the side of your face (this would mean the frame is too wide) and you should not be able to see the sides of your temples (this would mean the frame is too narrow)
- You should be able to see your eyebrows above the frames. At least half of the eye brow should be visible, preferably a little more
- Each eyeball should be centered in the lens, from left to right. The distance between the corner of the eye and the edge of lens should be symmetrical on each side
- Your eye should fill the top half of the lens and he bottom of your eye should roughly touch the vertical midpoint of the lens
- The temples should not slide down your nose. If they do, you need to have the temples bent to keep them in place
- The overall frame should be located roughly in the middle of your face. It should provide a nice balance between the top of the face and the bottom of the face