Even the best glasses may not look good if we do not place them perfectly on our faces. The frame dangling too low or above your eyebrows would not only look funny but affect your vision as well. Just holding the glasses firmly is not enough; they should fit aesthetically too.
The two key elements that hold your glasses securely are the nose mount pads and the temple arms. While it is easy for the arms of the glasses to be held over your ears, the comfort of wearing eyewear depends on where the nose pad is placed.
We position the nose mount pad of the glasses as per your nose bridge. What is a nose bridge? Does it vary from person to person? Can stylish, expensive glasses fit any type of Nose Bridge?
Let’s understand the significant impact of Nose Bridge and how to pick the right Low Bridge Glasses.
- -What are Low-Nose Bridge Glasses?
- -Why is it Called Asian Fit Glasses?
- -Are Low Bridge Glasses Different From Standard Fit Glasses?
- -What to Look for When Buying Low Bridge Glasses?
Standard-fit glasses have a shorter bridge, so, if you have a low nose bridge, they might not fit you well.
TIP: If your glasses are frequently brushing across your cheeks or striking your eyelids, it's time to try an Asian fit.
Also, the lenses are smaller, wider, and slightly tilted to keep them away from brushing your eyelashes. It creates a space between your face and lenses from touching your cheekbones. We minimize the curves of the frames to protect them from grazing your temples and to keep them straight and erect.
To prevent the glasses from being too tight at the temples or sitting too high on your face, the frame is larger and gently curved to suit rounded and heart face shapes.
What happens if you wear a standard glass on a low-nose bridge? The nose pad would fall further down to where the bridge starts. This could change everything. The pupil distance (PD) will be incorrect. It should be centered horizontally.
So, when you are wearing a progressive lens, the intermediate and short-distance focus will fall lower. You would frequently keep pushing up your glasses to focus, causing discomfort and eyestrain.
What to Look for When Buying Low Bridge Glasses?
Your eye shape, face type, and bone structure can be grouped to arrive at a particular design for low bridge glasses. But remember, what suits one person may not fit another. The basic features of low bridge glasses are the same as a standard fit, that is, they should align frames with your brow line. And the lower half of the lenses should not rest on your cheeks.
Your glasses should sit higher and more securely on each side of the nose rather than immediately on the slope. This enhances stability and holds firmly while also avoiding the bottom lenses from sitting uncomfortably on the cheeks, which leave unpleasant red marks.
TIP: Choose a frame color that complements your skin tone and eye color.
Make sure it has longer temple arms because it provides the extra space needed to help relax the nose and cheeks. The arms enable perfect alignment behind the ears, keeping your frames sleek and secure.
To rest against the sides of the nose, many low bridge fittings have larger nose pads. It ensures that our frames rest on our noses rather than on our cheeks. We can easily locate frames with larger nose pads and curved temples that better fit the contours of our faces and prevent any movement of our glasses.