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Shopping for the perfect size glasses at Express Glasses

While the numbers alone don't tell the whole story when it comes to finding the right size glasses for you - design also plays a big role role - the measurements of the frame and lenses are a useful tool to begin with. The single most important measurement is the overall width of the frames. Naturally, that width needs to accommodate your face comfortably. Your eyes should fall just about at the center within that distance. If the frames are too wide, they will make your eyes appear too close together. Similarly, frames that are too narrow will accentuate the width and overall size of your face. Proper proportions give your face a balanced look.

Eyeglass frame measurements and shape

frame measurementsThe shape of your face is often related to width. A narrow face is often oval or angular in shape, so small glasses are usually appropriate here. A face of medium width may be any balanced shape, while a wide face is often round- or diamond-shaped and large glasses are appropriate. You'll find the size of a pair of glasses etched or printed into the interior of the temple or arm or the inside of the bridge. It is given as a series of three numbers separated by dashes: for example, 50-18-40. The measurements are given in millimeters. The first measurement in the size refers to the lens width, which affects overall width. The second measurement is the bridge width, ranging from narrow at 15mm to 18mm for a narrow nose bridge and/or closer-set eyes, or up to 22mm to accommodate wide-set eyes or a wider nose bridge. Temple length, the third and last number in the string, refers to the arm length. The most common measurements range from 135mm to 150mm in multiples of 5mm. The temple should sit horizontally - and not tilt - over the ear.

Find the right glasses at an affordable price

No matter what size you require, you'll find great selection and value pricing at Express Glasses. Once you've made your choice, enjoy fast, one-day shipping, and even free shipping on orders totaling over 50 dollars.

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