#Buying Guide

Know Your Eyewear

Everything you need to know about selecting optical frames. Whether you are a first time spectacle wearer or an experienced wearer looking for suggestions, we have got you covered.

Eyeframe Buying Guide

Your Frame Size

When buying glasses online, it’s important to ensure they will fit comfortably.  Find out how to choose the right size glasses.

What are your frame dimensions ?

Frame size is a combination of numeric values usually represented in sets e.g. 50-20-145 known as the lens width, bridge width & temple length respectively. You’re ahead of the game if you already have a pair of eyeglasses that fits you well. You can usually find these measurements on the inside of the temple arms. If the numbers aren’t printed on your glasses, never fear. You can measure your frame dimensions with a millimeter ruler or cloth measuring tape.

Frame Dimensions
Lens Width

Lens Width

Lens width is the width of one of your lenses in millimeters, from one side to the other. You might hear this called eye size.

Bridge Width (DBL)

Bridge Width

Bridge width, aka DBL (Distance between Lenses) is the distance between your two lenses, measured from the innermost point on each lens.

Temple Arms Length

Temple Length

Temple length is the length of your glasses’ arm pieces. It’s the distance between the bend of the arm, all the way to where it meets the frame.

Total Frame Width

Frame Width

Frame Width is the overall distance between both ends of your frame. It includes any lug or hinge pieces that stick out on the sides.

Lens Width & Frame Size

Frame Size

Small

Medium

Large

Eyeglasses

Below 48 mm

48 mm – 55 mm

Above 55 mm

Sunglasses

Below 55mm

56 mm – 64 mm

Above 64 mm

Please note that for some Eyeglasses/Sunglasses the frame size may not follow the above convention

Find Your Fit

Use a credit/debit card. Yes, it is another use of your card, apart from paying for your favourite purchases, but it works. Did you know that the size of a credit card in height is approximately the same as the width of a medium size glasses lens?

The size of most credit cards are 85.60 mm × 53.98 mm (3 3⁄8 × ​2 1⁄8 inches)

Now, stand in front of a mirror. Place one tip of the card on center of your nose and touch the other towards the edge of eye.

Small Face Shape

If card extends beyond the corner of the eye, The Size is SMALL.

Medium Face Shape

If card roughly touches the outer corner of the eye, The Size is MEDIUM.

Large Face Size

If card doesn’t reach the outer corner of the eye, The Size is LARGE.

NOTE :

  • Go for a MEDIUM SIZE frame because it suits 98% of Indian faces. It is very likely the correct size for you too.
  • Kids less than 10 years must go for Kid Size Frames. Between 10-14 years kids should go for Small Size Frames.

Your Face Shape

If you’re looking for a place to begin amid a sea of frame choices, think about what styles may complement your face shape. The following are a few of the different face shapes and the styles with which they pair well.

Oval Face Shape

Oval

This is the ideal face shape due to its symmetry. The best frames are those that span (at least) the widest part of the face.

Square face Shape

Square

With the jaw and forehead having roughly the same width, a square face is best complemented by narrow frames. These frames add length to the face and soften its angles.

Face Shape Round

Round

With smooth lines that make the width and length of the face essentially the same, a round face needs frames that add angles and length. Narrow, rectangular, and rimless frames suit round faces well.

Face Shape Heart

Heart

This shape is wide at the top and narrow at the bottom. Frames that have a wide bottom help offset the narrowness of the lower face.

Diamond Face Shape

Diamond

Wide, distinct cheekbones, a narrow forehead, and a narrow jaw line characterise a diamond-shaped face. To balance out the facial features, oval or cat-eye frames are best.

Type of Frames

There are three basic frame types; full rimmed, semi-rimmed and rimless. With unique characteristics, each frame type provides a different look and feel.

Frame Type - Full Rimmed Frame

FULL RIMMED FRAME

If a bold style is what you’re looking for, full-rimmed eyeglass frames may be your best option. These frames fully enclose your lenses with the material, offering a sturdy-yet-stylish pair of glasses and are the best option to accommodate higher prescriptions that require thicker lenses. Available in all frame materials — from acetate and plastic to metal and titanium — our full-rim eyeglasses always make a statement and come in an endless variety of styles, colors, and sizes. 

Frame Type - Rimless Frame

RIMLESS FRAME

Rimless eyeglass frames are the best choices for those who favor a minimal look and feel. Lightweight and modern, rimless glasses offer plenty of style without taking over your face. With the only elements being the temple arms, the nose bridge, and hinges, these frames keep a low profile on your face without the extravagant design elements of full-rim glasses. They also come in various metals, including titanium.

Frame Type - Semi Rimmed Frame

SEMI RIMMED FRAME

If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, semi-rimless eyeglass frames may be the best choice for you. These hybrid frames bring together the minimalism of rimless frames with the full-rim durability. More lightweight than full-rimmed styles, but bolder than rimless eyeglasses, semi-rimless styles are classics with plenty of personality.

 

Frame style & Shapes

Eyewear frame shapes can be a major determining factor when choosing the perfect frame. With the right frame shape, you can emphasize your best features. For this reason, we recommend choosing your frame shape based on your overall facial structure, on top of your own personal tastes.

Frame Shape Aviator

AVIATOR

Once only associated with pilots, as indicated by its name, the aviator frame is now one of the most popular styles in glasses and sunglasses. Fitting nearly any face shape, aviators are an excellent choice for people who want to make a strong statement with their frames.

Frame Shape Rectangle

RECTANGLE

A classic frame which will never not be stylish. The rectangle frame is perfect for those with rounder faces.  The key characteristics are the narrow frames, thick rims and angular lines. Rectangle frames can give the wearer a smart, professional look, which caused it to boom in the millennial years.

Frame Shape Cat Eye

CAT EYE

Showstopping flair and breathtaking style, all in one sassy little package. Cat-eye glasses carry a confident yet playful aura, making them the perfect choice for any fashionista looking to make a bold and unforgettable statement.

Frame Shape Browline

BROWLINE

A throwback style inspired by the fashions of the ’50s and ’60s, the browline frame aka Clubmaster has come back in full force recently. Designed to mimic the way eyebrows frame the face, browline glasses have a very enhanced look and are best suited on people with longer faces.

Frame Shape Round

ROUND

Characterized by their circular lens shape, round glasses are an iconic and retro look that few can pull off. These frames vary vastly in roundness and size and usually add a drastic amount of curves to round and angular face shapes.

Frame Shape Square

SQUARE

Looking for retro frames that evoke an intellectual look? You’ll find home in our classic square frame glasses in a variety of frame styles and colors. Best suited to people with round and oval faces, square glasses provide the angular shape needed to offset more rounded facial features.

Find Your Perfect Pair!

Show off your unique style and browse our wide variety of frames from your favorite brands for men, women and kids.

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