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Frame Fit Guide


FRAME MEASUREMENTS
 
The Bridge Width
The bridge width 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 Lens Width
The lens width is the distance between the vertical sides of a rectangle containing the lens shape (in mm), the diagram on the right illustrates this.
 
The Arm Length
The arm length is measured from the hinge point to the extreme end of the tip, this is made up of the length to the bend and the length of the drop to give the overall length of side.

When choosing a new spectacle frame check your current frame sizes by looking for the printed measurements (usually found on the arm or bridge), for example:
52-16-135
52 (mm) will represent the lens width
16 (mm) will represent the bridge width
135 (mm) will represent the overall length of the arm
 
Overall Frame Width
Another measurement to consider would be the overall width of the frames, the diagram on the right illustrates this, it is important to note, aside from two times the lens width plus the bridge width the overall width is also dictated by factors such as the thickness of the rims of the frames and how swept out the lugs are from the frame.
 
 
 
FACE SHAPES AND COLOURS
The shape of your face is an important factor when choosing frames. The following descriptions should help you decide which frame design is right for you.

In the Reading glasses market today there are literally hundreds of styles, shapes, materials, colours and sizes to bear in mind, however here at Read Optics we have a great range of reading glasses for you to choose from to meet your individual requirements.

Generally one pair of reading glasses is just not enough these days, many people like to have a few pairs for different occasions, one for work, one for leisure, a special pair for going out, or perhaps a different pair for driving. No matter what your preferences or budget, here at Read Optics we are confident we have a style to meet your needs - but where do you start?
 
What shape is your face? Have a look in the mirror, hold back your hair if need be, and study the shape. Generally people’s faces can be a combination of different shapes, so use this information only as a guide, not as a rule.
 
Oval Face Shape
An oval face is well balanced and softly rounded; the forehead is slightly wider than the jaw, which curves gently, and the cheekbones are high. An oval face looks good in most styles, so be adventurous!
TRY: Modern small, geometric styles.
AVOID: Large, round frames
 
Square Face Shape
A square face has a broad, deep forehead, wide jaw line and square chin. Choose round style frames to soften the jaw line.
TRY: Round and oval style frames with sides set at the top of the frame.
AVOID: Thin, angular and square styles, or those with colour emphasis on the bottom.
 
Round Face Shape
A round face is fairly short with a narrow forehead, often with full cheeks and a rounded chin.
TRY: Styles that are wider than they are deep, and square or upswept shapes that draw  attention to your upper face.
AVOID: Small and round shapes and very large frames which will make your face look rounder.
 
Heart Face Shape
A heart-Shaped face has a broad forehead, tapering to a small neat chin and mouth. Choose smaller styles without decorative detail on the temples.
TRY: Slender, rounded or square styles, with lower set sides.
AVOID: Styles which are wider at the top; these will reflect the face shape rather than balance it.
 
Oblong Face Shape
An oblong face has narrow cheekbones and jawline. You can balance the face’s narrowness with the right frame style. A style with all over colour will suit you.
TRY: Wide frames and those with a strong top line. A larger, square frame can give balance to a long, oval face.
AVOID: Small, square shapes