How Do I Know My Sunglasses Size?
The perfect pair of sunglasses can complete your beach-ready style and help you see the vibrant colors of nature in crisp detail. But the wrong size might clash with your facial features, or cause your sunglasses to pinch or slide down.
Next time you look for the perfect pair, make sure to consider the right fit along with your favorite style.
Sizing up your sunglasses
The good news is that it is easy to find the frame measurements that will work for you. The most common numbers you will hear about are eye size, bridge size, and temple size. If those numbers aren’t already on your current sunglasses, you can measure your frame dimensions with a millimeter (mm) ruler or cloth measuring tape.
- Eye size: this is the width of the lenses at the widest part. It is the most important number to pay attention to, and the range is typically between 40 – 63 mm.
- Bridge size: measures the frame between the lenses. Start at the innermost side of the lenses, and measure until the same spot on the other side of the bridge. This number will range between 14-24 mm.
- Temple size: measures the length of the temple arm of the glasses. It starts at the hinges and continues into a straight line to the farthest point without sloping down. The temple length can be between 120-150 mm.
Further measurements that might be useful include:
- Height: measures the lens from top to bottom, giving you an idea of where it will fit in relation to your eyebrow and cheek.
- Base Curve: tells you how far the frame will curve out. A 6 base curve is considered standard and will fit flatter on your face, while a base curve of 8 will have more curve and wrap around your face.
If you don’t have a pair of sunglasses to use as a guide, you can measure your facial dimensions directly. To do this, place a hard, straight ruler millimeter side up just below your eyes and measure the length from one temple to the other. If you rank at 130mm or below, your face is considered small. Medium faces have a large framework, ranging from 131mm to 140mm, and large faces are considered anything 141mm or above. As a general rule, it is best to keep the size of your sunglasses within 2mm of your face size.
Find Maui Jim sunglasses frames that fit your face
Now that you are equipped with your measurements, it is time for the best part: shopping for your next pair of stunning, state-of-the-art Maui Jim sunglasses, featuring our patented PolarizedPlus2® lens technology.
Inspired by the unparalleled beauty and adventurous spirit of Hawaii’s diverse ecosystem, Maui Jim’s revolutionary polarized sunglasses are precision-engineered to let you see the world in glorious color and sharp detail, while also protecting your eyes and the sensitive skin around them from 99.9 percent of unwanted glare and 100 percent of harmful UV rays.
Browse hundreds of versatile frame designs, complementing all face sizes and shapes. Check out the “Size and Fit” section on each sunglasses product page for comprehensive frame measurements, including eye size, bridge size, temple size, and more.
Personal style is not a numbers game
While crunching the numbers can be a great way to help you narrow down your choices, you can’t rely on measurements alone to find the perfect style of sunglasses for your personality, facial structure, and lifestyle. In the end, style is a personal choice that can’t be reduced to a numbers game. Browse our wide selection, trust your instincts, and go with what feels right.
Want to see how the exact fit stacks up against the science? Try Maui Jim sunglasses in person at an authorized dealer near you.
No matter which selection you make, you can be confident that our sunglasses deliver comfort and function, along with unbeatable clarity and color. Plus, every pair comes with a seal of approval from The Skin Cancer Foundation as safe and effective sun protection.
Whether your day is full of adventure or full of errands, don’t settle for the standard options. Live a more vibrant, colorful life with Maui Jim sunglasses. Find your perfect pair, and change the way you view the world.