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The see-now-buy-now factor plays a big role these days with everything going digital. That includes your optical store too when it comes to getting your eyes on those sleek new eyeglasses you came across the other day. Besides knowing your Pupillary Distance, you would also need to know your frame measurements to get it right the very first time you buy that pair. Read on to see how you can get your number easily.


When deriving your frame measurements, the frame width, lens height and width, temple arms and bridge are what you need to look for which is technically everything. What exactly does each one of this mean?

1. Frame width
The total distance from the extreme left to the extreme right.
2. Lens Height
The distance of the lens from top to bottom.
3. Bridge
The measurement in between the lenses.
4. Lens width
The horizontal distance of one lens.
5&6. Temple arms
The length of the temple arm including the part that rests behind the ear.


If you already have the perfect eyeglasses in hand, simply look to the frame dimensions that are printed on one side of the temple arms, following by the lens width, bridge and temple arm length all in millimetres.
Now all you need is just the frame width which is usually not printed on along the other measurements. Keep on scrolling to find out how you can get it.

If you seem to be missing the numbers on your glasses, all you need is a millimetre ruler or a measuring tape to get your measurements.

Frame width
Measure the horizontal distance in frontal view including any pieces which stick out at the sides.


Measure the horizontal distance in between the lenses from one end to the other.

Temple arms
Measure the horizontal distance from the bottom side of the frame to the end of the arm ending behind the ears.

Lens height
Measure the vertical distance of the lens.

Lens width
Measure the horizontal distance of the lens.

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The In Between – How to Measure Pupillary Distance


Finding the perfect pair of glasses on the interweb may come easy to us these days, but we all know the struggle is real when you’re in need of your pupillary distance before you hit the pay button. Well, worry no more cos’ we have the step-to-step on how to measure it for you AND it’s easy as one, two and three.


If you’re wondering what exactly does pupillary distance (PD) mean, here’s your answer. PD is the distance in between the centres of your pupils.

While most of us may take it the easy route and skip anything and everything PD related when you starred the prescriptive glasses tab on your browser, what you didn’t know is that the distance of your PD is needed for the proper lens shape and the alignment of your prescription. Besides it being worth your bucks, who wants to run to the optical stores to get it fixed after receiving the cute pairs in your mailbox yes?

If you already have your prescription it would most likely look like the graphics below and you might want to skip this entire section and just hit pay. But if you don’t, do continue scrolling to know how to measure it on your own at the comfort of your home.

 An example of a prescription.

To measure your PD, you would need a ruler and a mirror.

Step 1
Stand 20 cm away from the mirror with your face parallel to the mirror.

Step 2

Hold the ruler against your eyebrows or below your eyes. You might want to freeze in this step to get the perfect measurements, we’re not kidding.

Step 3
With a straight hand and no blinks, close your left eye aligning the ruler’s zero to the centre of your right eye.

Step 4 

Hold your breath, close your right eye and open your left eye to read the millimeter measurement or lines and that is your PD measurement. We told you it was easy.

To make sure the measurement is accurate, repeat the steps at least 3 – 5 times.

If you still find it difficult to identify your PD, you can also get help from a friend. With your friend who is of the same height standing opposite you, ask your friend to place the ruler above your eyes with the zero on the ruler on one centre of the pupil. Then measure the distance to the other centre of the pupil.

friends-distanceAnd there you go!

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Frame Talk


Future so bright you need to wear sunnies? Well, forget spending hours looking for a pair of fly sunnies to get shaded and to match your wardrobe aesthetics with, we gathered up only these cool frames to answer your prayers.

Round Shaped – The Smarty Pants

First let’s take a moment to appreciate how cute this guy actually is with his fuzzy hair – drool. Now, coming back to the sunglasses, if you’re gravitating towards a nerdy look cos’ you watched way too much of Harry Potter in the last few weeks, then this round clear framed with black lenses has smart yet totally cool written all over it.


Cat-Eyed – The Fashionista

Ladies, we all know we have to keep up with the oh-so-hot weather on this side of the world, so why not rock the classic cat-eyes while we’re at it yes? And no, we don’t mean winging it with your eyeliner on fleek, we meant this purrfectly (pun very much intended!) shaped frames that Kendall matches her ensemble with.


Bold Browlines – Mr. Sleek

Taking us back to the 50’s and 60’s is this classic wonder but still acing it in the dapper department. Men, take note if you want to look smashing on the way to your lunch date, you know what you got to get your hands and eyes – on this dark browlines.


Wired Aviators – The Cool Girl

If you’re heading the back to basic route, opt for a simple yet chic wired framed sunglass to match your everyday get-ups with or else, get wired with mirrored lenses so you can see the world in a different view. JK, it only means you are on fashion and a follower of the reflective sunglasses trend, which is not bad at all.