Whether you're out on the road or out by the pool, there's nothing better than a cool pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes and complete your look. At shopmyexchange.com and in select Exchange stores, we offer a variety of sunglasses to fit any style and budget. Our Sunglasses Guide will help you find the right frames to look your best.

 

Frame Size

 

Do you know what size sunglasses to buy? Finding the perfect fit is as easy as knowing what to look for when making your selection. One thing to look for is the frame size. It can be found on the inside of the temple arm of the sunglasses. If you have a current pair of sunglasses, check for the frame size measurements - this will give you a good idea of what to look for with your next pair. If you don't have a current pair of sunglasses, then check for this information when selecting a pair to buy. Below we explain the meaning of the three dimensions (in millimeters) that appear on the frames - eye size, bridge size and temple size.

EYE SIZE:

  • This is the horizontal measurement in width of one frame's lens.

BRIDGE SIZE:

  • The bridge of your sunglasses is in the middle where the lenses connect. The bridge size is the distance between lenses.

TEMPLE SIZE:

  • Finally, the temple size is measured from where the arm connects at the front to the back of the arm.

 

Eye Size

 

Another measurement you should have available when shopping for sunglasses is your eye size. There are three major sizes: Small (under 50mm), Standard (51-54mm) and Large (56mm or larger). For the majority of people, more then 90%, Standard size is the correct one. It's very likely it's going to be the correct size for you too. When purchasing sunglasses, the eye size allows you more flexibility because depending on the style of frames you choose, you can go up or down by one and still find a decent fit. Below are instructions to help determine the correct eye size for you.

1. Take a credit card

This is the approximate width of a Standard Size lens.

2. Stand in front of the mirror

This is the approximate width of a Standard Size lens.

3. Figure out your eye size

  • If the end of the card stops at the end of your eye, a good fit for you is Standard Size.

  • If the card extends beyond the end of the eye, you should go with a Small Size.

  • If the card doesn't reach the end of the eye, then your fit is a Large Size.

 

Facial Shape

 

Determining your face shape is another great way to find the best glasses. You'll start by selecting which face shape describes you. Our face shape tips will point you in the right direction for face-flattering sunglasses.

ROUND

This face shape curves with less defined angles. Suggested styles: round, square, wrap and shield frames.

OVAL

This face shape has a fairly round shape that is longer in length than width. Most any eyewear style complements this face shape.

HEART

This face shape has a shape that is wider at the temples and tapers to the chin. Suggested styles: aviator, butterfly, oversized, cat eyes and shield frames.

SQUARE

This face shape has about the same length and width across the face. Suggested styles: aviator, butterfly, round and oversized frames.

 

4. SELECT YOUR STYLE

 

Now that you know your frame size, eye size and face shape, it's time to start shopping for your perfect shades. And we know just where you can find them! Check out our popular styles below.

AVIATOR

This classic style is characterized by a teardropshaped lens and a metal frame. They were popularized by pilots because they blocked out the sun from all angles.
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BUTTERFLY

This bold, oversized style provides a lot of coverage against the sun while giving you a glamorous look.
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CAT EYE

This retro style features upswept frames with classic Hollywood styling from the 1950s.
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CLUB MASTER

This style has a thicker frame along the part that runs across your browline and a thinner frame around the bottom portion of each lens. These are also known as browline frames.
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OVERSIZED

This trendy style of large lenses is often sported on fashion runways. This large-frame style can give you a mysterious look, while making a fashion statement.
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RECTANGLE

This style is characterized by lenses that are wider than they are taller.
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ROUND

This style is characterized by frames that are circular in shape. John Lennon is one with whom many associate this style.
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SHIELD

This hip style has a single, large lens and does an excellent job at shielding your eyes from wind and glare, giving you maximum sun protection across your eye area. They are a great option for outdoor enthusiasts.
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SQUARE

Timeless and always classy, this iconic favorite features a boxy shape and thick frames. Great for both guys and gals, this go-to style fits every face shape and size.
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TACTICAL

This wrap-around style is designed to stay on whether you are patrolling, shooting at the gun range or moving at high speeds.
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WAYFARER

This traditional style typically has thick rims and trapezoid-shaped lenses. It is the style commonly associated with The Blues Brothers.
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WRAP

Perfect for those who are on the move or play sports, this style hugs the head and provides great peripheral vision with their wider field of vision while keeping UV rays from slipping in through the sides. The lenses are typically semi-circular in shape.
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