How To Choose The Right Size of Sunglasses For Your Face 

Don’t buy your next sunglasses online until you read this. 

Here is an ultimate guide in choosing the best sunglasses for your face.

First, let us know the parts of a sunglasses:

  • Top Bar: It is a design of a sunglasses that connects the lenses to the bridge. Not all sunglasses have this part though.

  • Frame Rim: The frame that hold the lens and usually of different color and shape.

  • Nosepads: A piece that is attached on the inside of the frame. Some sunglasses do no have this but nosepads are important for the comfort of the wearer.

  • Bridge: It supports the frame weight making it one of the most important part in determining your size.

  • Joint: It connects the temple to the frame rim.

  • Temple: Or sometimes call the arm. It keeps your sunglasses securely in place.

  • Temple tip: Or the earpiece. It keeps your sunglasses from falling off.

Although most of sunglasses buyers depend on their face shape to pick the right sunglasses, knowing these tips can help you make a better choice.

1) Measure your Face Width and Length

Remember to choose sunglasses that are not too wide for your face. 

Here's how to do it: Grab a ruler and measure your face from temple to temple. If you are using a soft measuring tape, do not hug it on your face. Use this guide to choose sunglasses according to your face width paying attention to the frame width.

Narrow face - less than 134mm  - choose 135mm or less frame width

$ 35.00$ 18.95

Medium face - 135 - 139mm  - choose up to 139 mm frame width

Wide face - 140m - 152mm (up to 5.5) - choose over 140 mm frame width

$ 35.00$ 18.95

Next is to determine your face length.

Here's how to do it: Measure your face from your hairline to the bottom of your chin. If:

Your face is about as wide as it is long - Short Face
Your face is longer than it is wide - Long Face

Use this guide to choose sunglasses according to your face length paying attention to the lens height. The rule is to balance your face features.

Short face - choose less than 36mm lens height

Medium face - choose from 36 - 44mm lens height

$ 35.00$ 17.95

Long face - choose from greater than 44mm lens height

2) Refer To Your Clothing Size

You can use this guide  to choose your best sunglasses using lens width

  • If you usually wear small size of clothing choose: 55mm or less

  • If you usually wear medium size of clothing choose: 56mm-64mm

  • If you usually wear large size of clothing choose: 65mm or more

3) Use Credit Card

Yes, you read it right. Use your credit card. It is not all the time that you have ruler or measuring tape on your bag when shopping. Use your credit card instead. 

Here's how to do it: place one edge of the card at the center of your nose and see where it ends. If:

  • The card aligns with the end of your eye, choose standard size.

  • The card width extends beyond the eyes - choose Small-sized frame

  • The card edge finishes before your eyes end - choose Large-sized frame.

Technigadgets includes size of the sunglasses on every product page to ensure you can find your exact match of sunglasses. If you are still unsure or confuse, contact our ever supportive 24/7 Customer support and they will guide you in finding the best sunglasses for your face.


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