Have you ever noticed that there are three sets of numbers on the end of the temple, nose pads, or inside of the temple of a new pair of glasses? What do these numbers mean and why are they even there? Let's solve these mysteries today!
The three sets of numbers you see are there to indicate the size of the eyeglass frame. The first set of numbers indicates the width of the lenses, followed by the width of the bridge, and the length of the temples. All measurements are in millimeters. Knowing these numbers will help you choose a pair of eyeglasses that fit your face, especially if you are buying online and cannot try them on in person.
How to measure the size of an eyeglass frame
- Width of the lenses
The width of the lenses is measured at the lens itself, from the left edge of the lens to the right edge of the lens. The width of the lenses determines the overall proportions of the eyeglass frame. If the width is too large, the frame will also be large.
- Width of the bridge
The width of the bridge indicates the distance between the two lenses. It is measured from the point where the lenses are closest together. You should check this number to make sure it is the right size for your nose. If it is too wide or too narrow, it may make the frame uncomfortable to wear.
- Length of the temples
The length of the temples is measured from the front of the frame to the end of the temples, without bending them to follow the curvature of the temples. Most people use temples that are about 138-140 millimeters long. However, the size of the head of the wearer also matters. Some people may need longer temples to fit their ears.
A frame that is not the right size for your face can make it difficult and uncomfortable to wear glasses. It can also ruin your appearance. Therefore, knowing how to read the numbers on the temple of glasses will make it easy to choose a pair of eyeglasses. You will get a frame that fits your face and makes you feel more confident when you wear glasses. If you are still unsure, you can always come to Bavaxon. We have BVAX Master who are ready to help you choose the right frame for you.