Sunglasses Size for Kids and Adults, with Frame – Lens – Bridge Sizes
This post was last updated on May 23rd, 2023 at 10:16 am
The correct sunglasses size that you need depends heavily on frame measurements. If it’s way too big than typical widths that you can comfortably carry, will be very uncomfortable, especially if your eyes aren’t positioned behind the centers of the lenses. The really small size – smaller frames offer lesser protection in high lighting conditions and beat the entire purpose of wearing sunglasses. Check the Frame Sizes for sunglasses in this size chart
Sunglasses are a form of protective eyewear designed to prevent high-intensity light from disturbing the eyes and possibly damaging it. You can consider sunglasses as the safety armor built for your eyes. Their usage is compulsory in situations whereby the eye is exposed to serious bright or hot light. Situations in which the eyes is at risk.
Table of Content of Sunglass Sizes
- Size Chart For Sunglass Lenses
- Size Chart For Sunglass Temples
- Size Chart For Sunglass Bridge (Nose)
- Size Chart For Sunglass Entire Frame (Lenses +Bridge)
- How to choose the correct size sunglasses for your child
- Kids’ Sunglasses frame size chart by distance between their pupils
Size Chart For Sunglass Lenses
Sunglasses for men do not have a noticeable difference from sunglasses for women when we consider size. The difference between gender is in design and aesthetics. The two groups appear different but don’t fit differently. On the other hand, sunglasses for kids are simply the smallest size of glasses and are usually referred to as extra small. Some eyewear brands have a “junior” line aimed at kids. Check the below size-charts for kid’s sunglasses by age and by pupil distance
|Marketing Size||Measurements (Millimeters)|
|Extra Small (Junior)||Below 40|
|Small||40 – 48|
|Medium||49 – 54|
|Large||55 – 58|
|Extra Large||Above 58|
Size Chart For Sunglass Temples
Temple size is a measure of the length of the arm of the sunglasses.
|Small||100 – 120mm|
|Medium||120 – 130mm|
|Large||130 – 140mm|
|Extra Large||Above 140mm|
Size Chart For Sunglass Bridge (Nose)
Bridge size is the distance between lenses. Bridge size is a measure of how much space there is for your nose.
|Small (Narrow Bridge)||14 – 16 mm|
|Medium||17 – 19 mm|
|Large (Wide Bridge)||20 – 23 mm|
Size Chart For Sunglass Entire Frame (Lenses +Bridge)
|Extra Small (Junior)||Below 121 mm|
|Small||121 – 128 mm|
|Medium||129 – 134 mm|
|Large||135 – 145 mm|
|Extra Large||Above 145 mm|
Suggested sunglasses Size chart
If you ever have to buy sunglasses and they come with words of generic sizing, there will be four or five options to choose from. Based, on your lens sizes here are the suggested eyeglass frames sizes that we will like you to consider buying. Remember, frame size is eye size + nose bridge. If you know your current frame size or bridge measurements
|Suggested Frame Size||Your Eye Size (mm)|
|Small||49 – 54|
|Regular||55 – 57|
|Large||58 – 63|
Sunglasses frame size vs hat size chart
|Head Measurement||21 1/4||21 5/8||22||22 3/8||22 3/4||22 1/2||23 7/8||24 1/4||24 5/8||25|
|Hat size||6 3/4||6 7/8||7||7 1/4||7 3/8||7 1/2||7 5/8||7 3/4||7 7/8||8|
|Sunglasses size||SMALL FIT||STANDARD FIT||LARGE FIT|
NOTE: Comparing hat size is only meant to provide a general frame of reference for eyeglass fit
How to choose the correct size sunglasses for your child
|Child’s Age (Years)||Frame Size|
|0 – 1||35 to 37|
|1 – 2.5||37 to 38|
|2.5 – 4||40 – 42|
|4 – 7||43 – 45|
|7 – 10||45 – 47|
|10 – 16||47 – 52|
Kids’ Sunglasses frame size chart by distance between their pupils
|Child’s Pupil Distance(mm)||Frame Size|
|42 to 48||37 to 38|
|48 to 52||40 to 42|
|53 to 55||43 to 45|
|56 to 58||45 to 47|
|58 to 62||47 to 52|
Frequently Asked Questions on sunglasses sizes
How do i know my size in sunglasses?
Perhaps you’re thinking of buying your sunglasses online but aren’t sure how to correctly measure yourself for a perfect pair of glasses. All you need is a ruler, then proceed as follows;
- Hold the ruler in line with your temples in front of a mirror.
- In inches, measure the distance between your temples.
Calculate the overall frame width of the glasses you desire now that you’ve measured your face. It is the total width of both the lenses and the bridge. The size of your frame may vary by 3mm from your measurement. Select a frame size that corresponds to your face’s length.
How Do I Buy The Proper Sunglasses?
Once you are done with picking the proper size for your pair of sunglasses, there is really not much to worry about anymore. Many people consider their face shape. Common face shapes include the oval shape, the triangular shape, the square face shapes, and the round faces.
Another popular factor is lens color and material. There is a wide variety of colors and lens “technology”. Polarized lenses, acrylic lenses, optical glass lenses and impact resistant lenses are the common types of lenses. As for the color spectrum of lenses, there are color-neutral lenses, dark lenses, and lenses in all the contemporary colors.
The last factor for any pair of glasses is frame styles. Plastic frames, nylon frames, acetate frames, and lightweight aluminum alloy frames are all options for durable frames. Custom frames are also quite popular, but not on the cheap side.
What size sunglasses are considered oversized?
Oversized glasses have a lens width that is above 55 mm and a temple that is above 145 mm. However, depending on the measurements of your face, you may be oversized before you get to sunglasses of these measurements.
What size sunglasses are in style?
Style is personal and are used to express oneself. This means that there are several sizes an shapes. However the most common size with a large fashion presence is any size that uses a 52mm wide lens.
How many different sunglasses models are there ?
If we consider only the major manufacturers of premium sunglasses, there are a total of 236 models. All these models can be put into four categories of lens darkness.
How many different sunglasses sizes are there ?
There are hundreds of possible sizes. However all this sizes are grouped into five categories. From smallest to largest, the size categories are: Extra small/junior, Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large.
What’s the most famous sunglasses model?
The most iconic manufacturer of sunglasses is Oakley, however the single most famous model is from Ray-Ban. Ray-Ban’s Aviator is the most famous sunglass model ever and the competition is very tough.
What is the most common sunglasses size?
The most common size for men is the lens width of 55mm and temple length of 145mm. The most common size for women is the lens width of 52mm and a temple length of 139mm.
How do I check authenticity of sunglasses?
Authentic sunglasses will be delivered or sold in a branded box that has a label with a bar code and manufacturer information. There will be a booklet or certificate of some sort that came with the sunglasses (in the box). Using the manufacturer’s website or customer service, you can cross-check the bar code and/or product code on the label or certificate.
Sunglasses size explained (video)
All manufacturers of glasses globally use the measurements presented above as the ONLY standards. The manufacturers of premium sunglasses go a bit further and offer custom options. Size is written on the arm of sunglasses and chances are high that your current sunglasses have the size written on an arm piece. Check the arms one by one and then follow the size you see written there.
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Picture in this post by Ethan Robertson on Unsplash . The model is a Rayban Wayfarer, which we handle all sizing info on this page
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