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How To Measure Sunglasses Frame Width

by John M. White |

The first thing you need to understand is what the parts of a sunglasses frame are. Parts Of A Sunglasses FrameThe Parts Of A Sunglasses FrameNow that you know the various parts of a pair of sunglasses, and what they are called, you need to understand how manufacturers decide frame sizes to advertise a particular pair of sunglasses for. Referring to the following image we can see the measurements used by manufacturers when deciding on the frame sizes for a pair of sunglasses frames:   The most important number to take away from the image above is the one in "gold" - 54. These frames would be called 54mm sunglasses. In other words, when you see a size given in an advertisement for sunglasses frames the number is the width of the sunglasses lens. However, to determine exactly how wide a set of frames are you need to add together the width of both lenses (at their widest point) PLUS the bridge measurement and in some cases the width of the hinges on either side of the sunglasses frame. If you already own a pair of sunglasses then you might be able to determine their size by looking at the inside of one of the temples, and if not there look under the bridge. Here is an example of what I am talking about: How Manufacturers Determine Sunglass Frame SizeFinally, when it comes to our Randolph Sunglasses you can use the following chart to determine the proper size for you: Where To Find The Size Of Your SunglassesNow that you know how to measure yourself and how to figure out the size of a pair of sunglasses you should be confident when you choose the size you want for your very own pair of Randolph sunglasses. Please share "How To Determine Sunglasses Frame Sizes" with your friends using the buttons below. Thanks! Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Follow Me on Pinterest JetAviator7+]]> The best, and simplest way is to use a ruler and - while looking into a mirror - measure the distance across your face temple to temple. In the image on the left we demonstrate exactly how to do this. Of course if you can get the assistance of a mate or friend it might be easier. But it will help if you understand the language used in determining frame sizes. First you need to know the parts of a pair of aviator sunglasses frames by looking at the image below: [caption id="attachment_4161" align="aligncenter" width="500"]The Parts Of A Sunglass Frame The Parts Of A Sunglass Frame[/caption] Now that you know the various parts of a pair of sunglasses, and what they are called, you need to understand how manufacturers decide frame sizes to advertise a particular pair of sunglasses for. Referring to the following image we can see the measurements used by manufacturers when deciding on the frame sizes for a pair of sunglasses frames: [caption id="attachment_5321" align="aligncenter" width="566"]How Manufacturers Measure The Size Of Sunglasses Frames How Manufacturers Measure The Size Of Sunglasses Frames[/caption] The most important number to take away from the image above is the one in "gold" - 54. These frames would be called 54mm sunglasses. In other words, when you see a size given in an advertisement for sunglasses frames the number is the width of the sunglasses lens. However, to determine exactly how wide a set of frames are you need to add together the width of both lenses (at their widest point) PLUS the bridge measurement and in some cases the width of the hinges on either side of the sunglasses frame. If you already own a pair of sunglasses then you might be able to determine their size by looking at the inside of one of the temples, and if not there look under the bridge. Here is an example of what I am talking about: [caption id="attachment_4163" align="aligncenter" width="566"]How Manufacturers Determine Sunglass Frame Size How Manufacturers Determine Sunglass Frame Size[/caption] Finally, when it comes to our Randolph Sunglasses you can use the following chart to determine the proper size for you: [caption id="attachment_4164" align="aligncenter" width="408"]Where To Find The Size Of Your Sunglasses Where To Find The Size Of Your Sunglasses[/caption] Now that you know how to measure yourself and how to figure out the size of a pair of sunglasses you should be confident when you choose the size you want for your very own pair of Randolph sunglasses. Please share "How To Determine Sunglasses Frame Sizes" with your friends using the buttons below. Thanks!

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