# Is the bridge of my glasses too small?

## Is the bridge of my glasses too small?

BRIDGE WIDTH MEASUREMENT If the bridge is too small, your glasses will be situated overly high on your nose, plus they’ll pinch. If the bridge is too large, the frames will slide down constantly. Eyeglass frame measurements consist of three numbers in a format like 55-16-140. That middle number is the bridge width.

### How wide should nose bridge be?

In general, the width of the entire nose (nostril width) should not be wider than the distance between the eyes. In other words, the nostrils should fit between imaginary lines drawn from the inside of each eye. The width of the bridge of the nose (“dorsum”), in turn, should be about 80% of the width of the nostrils.

Can eyeglass lenses be cut to fit another frame?

In some cases, lenses can be cut to fit another style of frames, but the frames will need to be at least smaller than or equal to the size of the broken frames.

How do I know if I need low bridge fit?

A low bridge fit is required when the slope of the nose is either level with or underneath the pupils. If this applies to the bridge of your nose, the low bridge fit will help to stop your glasses falling or shifting onto your cheekbones.

## Is my nose bridge high or low?

To know if you have a low nose bridge, we have a simple test. Look in the mirror, and use your finger to find the top of your nose bridge. Then, notice whether your finger sits above, in-line with, or below your pupils. If it is in-line, or below your pupils, this is an indication you have a low nose bridge!

### What is size lens bridge?

Bridge Size is the distance between the two lenses in millimeters and typically ranges from 14 mm to 24mm. When measuring the bridge, you start and end at the innermost side of the lenses. Temple (Arm) Length is the length of the temple from one end to the other and also includes the bend.

What is my nose bridge?

Your nasal bridge is the bony area at the top of your nose. If you have a low nasal bridge, that area is flat and doesn’t protrude. The degree of flatness can vary depending on the person. A low nasal bridge is completely normal for many people of Asian and African descent.

Should bridge of glasses touch nose?

The right pair of glasses should rest comfortably on the bridge of your nose, and should not press against your forehead or cheeks. But they shouldn’t rest so far towards the end of your nose that they slip when you squint or wrinkle your nose.