Whether you are thinking of buying cat eye sunglasses, vintage sunglasses, wayfarer sunglasses, retro sunglasses or aviator sunglasses for men, one of the most important things you will need to consider is the size of the glasses. If you pick glasses that are too small then you might end up having to squint and they will offer very little protection for your eyes from the glare that they are supposed to prevent. On the other hand, wearing sunglasses that are too large could mean that they keep slipping off your face and make you feel very uncomfortable. Of course the most obvious solution to this problem would be to simply try on glasses of different sizes until you find one that fits but this is time consuming and not a viable option for someone with limited time to spend shopping for sunglasses. It is also not possible if you are buying the sunglasses online so you need another way to make sure that the glasses fit and the best way to do that is by measuring yourself.
Once you have measured yourself and know what size fits you then you can now proceed to look at the measurements indicated for different sunglasses. There are three main types of measurements that are usually indicated for sunglasses and they include;
The bridge size- this is a measurement of the small piece of metal or plastic that comes over the bridge of your nose and connects the two sides of the sunglasses.
The eye size- this is a measurement of the width of each lens taken at the widest part and is the most common type of measurement that you will see indicated when you shop for sunglasses.
The temple size- this is a measurement of the length of the arms of the sunglasses