Where to find glasses with long temples and normal lens dimensions?
When looking to find glasses with long temples the first thing to do is check the measurements on the pair that you own. This is important – confirm the size you think you need. I have noticed even when buying from a traditional store where an optical will do the fitting it’s easy to get the wrong size. Thus having the wrong idea of what you need in your mind. So check your favourite fitting glasses for size.
Make Sure You Have the Right Eyeglass Frames Measurement
Even if they are fashion glasses (or sunglasses) you will be able to either read the measurement on the glasses. If you look carefully on the inner arm you will see the measurements 50- 19- 145 these measurements indicate the width of the lenses- the bridge width and finally the temple length in mm.
Once you know your measurements then you can figure out which sizes are good will work.
Every eyewear store has their own definition as to what is classified as small, medium and large – but they are somewhat close to each other (this is no different in clothing either, by the way)
At my online prescription glasses store we determine size primarily by the width of the frame:
Finding Glasses with Long Temples
Now that you know about the measurements it will be easier to know what to look for.
To find the right size is now much easier. Most online or traditional eyeglasses stores will most definitely carry temple lengths that are consistent with larger sizes (and they may be slightly different than sizes mentioned above). Temples that are longer than 140mm, for example, will most likely have a frame width that is also on the bigger size. But let’s say you your ears are more set back – but you face is on the smaller side. No problem simply looking through and finding frames that have longer than 140mm or whatever length size you need is easily done at most store.
At Eyewear Insight you can simply move your mouse over the style you are browsing and check the full dimensions. As you can see all the relevant measurements are right at your fingertips.
- Before you pick your frames make sure you have the measurements of the frames that already fit you well.
- Go to the basic size you need and then drill down to find the frame you like with the dimensions you need.
- It really is not unusual to find frames with longer temples. It just takes a little precision in your search technique.
- Most online stores make it easy to find this information – if you need very unusual set of dimensions then going to a brick and mortar store would probably be very helpful.