UNDERSTANDING THE MEASUREMENTS OF VINTAGE EYEGLASS FRAMES.
Frame width: The total front width from the outside of the frames.
Between Arms: The total width between the two arm's from the inside. We only give this measurement on frames with thick arms where this size is significantly different then the total frame width.
Lens width: The size of the actual lens, not including the frame around it.
Bridge size: Measured as the space between the two lenses.
Temple length: Measured from the hinge at the front, all the way around the bend to the end, as if the arms were straightened out.
Lens Height: Measured as the height in Millimeters from the top to the bottom of the actual lens. 30mm is generally necessary for prescriptions with bifocal lenses.
Note: Vintage Eyeglasses tend to run much smaller than modern ones. They were worn much closer to the face. For the best selection of vintage frames, consider wearing the minimum size that would fit you. You can start out by measuring a current pair that fits you and seeing how much smaller you can go. Most frames we sell are medium vintage size. While this would be considered smaller in today's day in age, they will fit most people.