Glasses that fit properly aren’t only important for comfort, but they also play an important role in your visual health. If you have glasses that don’t fit properly, this could affect the placement of your lenses, as well as how you see with them. Your trusted Potomac optometrist will use different measurements, including frame width, arm length, bridge placement, and lens size to ensure your new glasses fit perfectly. We’ll share other tips on how you can ensure you’re getting the best fit for your glasses.
Pick the Right Frame Width for Your Face
The frame width pertains to the entire horizontal measurement of the front end of your frames. A properly-sized frame will ensure that your eyes are aligned perfectly to the center of your lenses for best comfort and vision. Your frame’s width should be slightly bigger than your face but with the space between your temple and frame that isn’t larger than a finger’s width.
Check the Bridge Placement
The bridge is the small supporting piece in the center of your eyeglasses that sits on your nose. The bridge should rest comfortably on your nose without pinching it or sliding off. When your lenses fit the bridge properly, this ensures that your glasses sit properly on your face and that your eyes are aligned perfectly within your lenses.
Consider Your Face Shape
Considering your face’s shape in mind will help you find the perfect glasses for your facial features. Most of the time, you want to find frames that will contrast your face shape to give a balanced appearance. Make sure that you consult your local optometrist to find the best one for your needs.
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