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BEST TIP!  Measure from temple to temple for a comfortable and visually good fitting frame (Frame Width)

Frame width is the front view horizontal measurement of the frame from one end to the other.  For best fit the frame width is measured from temple to temple just above your eyelids.  This measurement usually correlates (within a few mm) of the temple or arm of the glasses and is a good indicator of your frame size.  OR measure the frame width of a pair of glasses at home that you are happy with.

As there is quite a degree of flexibility in frames the measurement does not have to be 100% exact, however a well fitting pair of glasses will be more comfortable and visually enhance your features if the frame width is observed.  Check your frame width and PD when choosing your new Spex.

Sizing is displayed as (eg) 52 – 18 – 135 and can usually be found inside the arm of the frame.  We grade the frames into small, medium and large taking all factors including frame width and bridge into account.

  1. 1st number is the Lens Diameter in mm.  Measured horizontally at the lens midpoint.
  2. 2nd number is the Bridge Width.  If this is too narrow for you, the glasses may sit too far forward of the nose and alter the vision. It could also be uncomfortable.
  3. 3rd number is the Temple or Arm of the glasses which extends from the front of the frame to behind the ears.

Frame or lens depth will affect the type of lenses that can be fitted.  Single vision lenses can be fitted into all frames.  Lens depth less then 26mm will not be suitable for progressives or bifocals. This is displayed on our website.

Check the Frame or lens depth also when you are looking for a style to enhance your features.  For example, some face shapes do not suit round or very deep frames.

(See face shapes for more styling advice or use our Try Spex feature).

Frame Weight:  If you’ve had trouble in the past with heavy frames creating a red mark on your nose you’ll find almost all our frames light in weight.

Try our super light TR90 frames.




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Use Try Spex as a guide to how your new Spex may look on different face shapes or upload your own photo.

  1. Click Try Spex and chosen frame will appear on model.
  2. Align Spex with computer mouse(or finger if using tablet).
  3. Resize Spex by dragging tab in or out (located bottom right of Spex).
  4. Click Upload and choose image where you are looking straight ahead at camera.
  5. To resize the image, locate and drag the red arrow on the bottom right corner of the image. Try Spex!

We recommend you crop and straighten photo before uploading for best result. There are many Photo Editor Apps available for this task.

Also, ensure the frame you've chosen is the correct frame width and PD for you before ordering (see sizing and what is my PD ?)

Try Spex is for illustrative purposes only and we cannot guarantee that size, colour or design will be entirely accurate.