Eyeglass Fitting From Home
Find the Perfect Glasses – A Comfortable Fit Matters
The perfect eyeglasses for you are the ones you love and feel comfortable in! Trends come and trends go, but ultimately you will be the one wearing those glasses from dawn to dusk, so make sure you choose the glasses that best compliment your own personal needs. With that in mind, we have a few tips for you from our experience helping eyeglass wearers just like you pick perfectly fitting glasses for over 40 years.
Comfort is King: Glasses Should Never Hurt!
No matter how stylish or attractive your eyeglass frame is the simple fact remains that you are not going to want to wear those glasses if they hurt! The first and most important factor to consider when selecting a new eyewear frame is comfort. Several factors are involved. The weight of the frame itself is critical. If the frame is too heavy for your face structure, you are likely to experience pain across the bridge of your nose and at your ears where the frame sits. Not good! Consider lighter weight frames such as thin metals and acetates. Rimless and semi-rimless styles may also weigh less than full-frame styles, but this is not always the case.
Five Measurements For the Best Fitting Eyeglasses
Aside from your eyeglass prescription and pupillary distance (provided with your prescription), there are five essential measurements that help ensure a consistently comfortable fit. In some cases, these measurements will be printed on your eyewear. If not, any measuring tape or ruler with millimeter (mm) measurements can be used to transfer the sizes from an existing pair of glasses that fit well.
Lens Height* – vertical measurement of the lens at maximum height
Lens Widthǂ – horizontal measurement of the lens at maximum width
Total Frame Width – entire horizontal width across the front of the eyeglasses
Total Temple Arm Length – add the following two measurements: hinge to bend and bend to end of arm
Bridge – horizontal measurement across bridge top between the lenses
*For progressive lenses, lens height must 30mm+
ǂ Lens width must be adequately wide to accommodate your pupillary distance (average child range: 43-54; average adult range: 54-74). Note: pupillary distance is the distance between the midpoint of the left pupil to the midpoint of the right pupil and is not the lens width.
Wise Eyes Optical is dedicated to helping you find your perfect eyeglass fit. If you have any questions regarding measurements or sizing, please contact our friendly team for personalized assistance prior to ordering your custom-fit eyewear.