2 WAYS TO KNOW YOU NEED NARROW, MEDIUM OR WIDE EYEGLASSES FRAMES
Our faces are as beautifully diverse as we are. From skin color to bone structure, every tiny shift means that what works well for someone else won’t necessarily work for us. This is why there are so many eyeglass frames to choose from with so many variations in size, shape and design. While there seem to be an endless list of options, the best place to start without becoming overwhelmed is the width of the frame.
For this, there are only three possibilities:
Narrow ( 50mm or less)
Medium (51-54 mm)
Wide (55 mm or more)
If you already have a pair of glasses, you probably don’t need to reconsider this, especially if you really like the frames. In this case, simply refer to your current pair’s measurements and choose a new pair accordingly.
If this is not the case, head to a mirror with a ruler. Holding the ruler center with your eyes, measure the distance from temple to temple. If it is less than 4,5 inches, go for narrow, if it’s between 4,5 inches and 5,5 inches, wide frames are your best choice. Similarly, if you had a pair of glasses that didn’t quite fit, go larger if they squeezed your face or narrower if they kept sliding off down your nose.