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    Frame Width

    Every face is beautifully unique, and a pair of glasses that looks great on one person might look too narrow or too wide on another. At Payne Glasses, we’re here to help make the process of ordering glasses online as easy as possible by giving you the option to shop by glasses frame width. That way, you can narrow down the options to find the glasses that will be the best fit for your features.


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    All eyeglasses frames are measured in millimeters (mm), with the measurement indicating the horizontal length from one side to the other. The best way to find the right size is to measure a pair you already have as a reference for the right frame width. Glasses should be slightly wider than your face, although no more than about a finger width out from your temple.

    Once you have the right frame-width measurement, you can find a wide range of trendy and stylish options at Payne Glasses. Discover affordable prices on stylish frames when you shop online.


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    Why is the Frame Width of Glasses Important?

    A perfect glasses fit helps both comfort and style. If the frames are too narrow, the glasses will squeeze your head, which can cause headaches and indents. Conversely, too wide a frame can easily slide down the front of your face. Either option can also make your face look wider or thinner, distorting your appearance. In this guide, we go over how to determine the correct glasses frame width for your needs and how to shop for matching eyewear at Payne Glasses.

    How Do I Know My Frame Width?

    We all want to look great in our glasses, so it’s vital to have a pair of glasses in the right frame width. If you’re wondering how to know or measure “Frame Width”, you will find the answers below.

    1. How to know my “Frame Width”?

    ① This is the overall width from hinge to hinge of the frame itself. While this value is rarely listed on most frames, it is a very important factor to consider.

    NOTE: To find a size similar to what you have, you can use a ruler to measure along the top front of your frame. Then you can multiply the value in inches by 25.4 to find the millimeter equivalent and compare frames.

    ② If you already have a pair of glasses that fits well, check the numbers in the pattern on the leg of your glasses. They should look something like “54 19-147”, where:

    • “54” represents  “Lens Width”
    • “19” represents “Bridge”
    • “147” represents “Temple Length”.

    Then simply find a pair with the same measurement like in FIG.3.


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    ③ No Glasses?

    Stand in front of your mirror and keep balance.

    Using a straight ruler, measure the distance between the temples in millimeters. This is the area right in front of the tops of your ears (FIG.6).


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    2. How to measure the “Frame Width” of my glasses?

    What if the “Numbers” have been smudged?

    FIG. 5 shows how we measure our Frame Width, the caliper touches with two ends of the hinge behind. Customers are measured manually, so there would be around 1-2mm difference with the measurement provided on our site. Using a tapeline, measure the width of your frame from the same position.

    FIG. 5

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    3. How to choose corresponding glasses from Payne?

    Filter By Size (FIG.6), then modify the range of your frame.

    For example: Your frame width = “136”

    The frame width doesn’t have to be exact — if the width is within two millimeters in either direction, it should still fit comfortably. So for a target frame width of 136, if you set the range to “134-138”, the glasses will all fit you.


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    Now begin your glasses shopping journey on Payne!



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