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What are the 3 numbers on my glasses?

Last Updated: 11th April, 2020

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What those three numbers mean: the first is thewidth of each lens at its widest point; the second, the distancebetween the lenses (the nose bridge). The third is the length ofthe temple, the piece that fits over your ear. All thesemeasurements are in millimeters.

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Similarly, what do the 3 numbers on glasses mean?

All three of these measurements are specified inmillimeters (mm). For example, let's say you see these threenumbers on the inside of your frames: 48-19-140. The firstnumber — the eye size — represents the horizontal widthof the lenses.

Beside above, how do I know my glasses Size? Glasses Frame Measurements – Finding The RightFit

  1. The lens diameter is the width of the lens (in mm), measuredfrom the bridge. It can be a matter of personal choice, but it'salso determined by your frame style.
  2. The bridge width is the gap above your nose between thelenses.
  3. The length of the side is usually one of three standards– 135, 140 or 145mm.

People also ask, what do the numbers on my glasses arm mean?

The numbers beneath the frames reflect the SIZEMEASUREMENTS in millimeters (mm). THE FIRST NUMBER (ex.54) =the width of the lenses. THE SECOND NUMBER (ex.15) = thedistance between the lenses. THE THIRD NUMBER (ex.140) = thelength of the temple arm including the portion going behindthe ear.

Is your PD written on your glasses?

Pupillary Distance (PD) Don't worry if your glasses prescription doesn'tinclude your PD, we can show you how to measure it byyourself. PD, or pupillary distance, refers to thedistance in millimeters between the center of one pupil tothe center of the other. *Note that theaverage PD is between 57 and 65mm.

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How do I know the size of my Ray Bans?

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Where should glasses sit on nose?

Your eyes should be centered in the lens. BridgeSize is the measurement of the glasses bridge, or the areabetween the lenses that goes over your nose. The bridge ofthe glasses should sit flush with the bridge of yournose.

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Does Bridge size matter in glasses?

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What is a low nose bridge?

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How do you measure pupillary distance with old glasses?

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How do I find the right glasses for my face?

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How do I measure myself for glasses?

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How do you determine your frame size?

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How do you fit glasses?

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How do I know if my glasses fit properly?

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