Ray-Ban is one of the few companies of sunglasses that make certain styles in different lens sizes, therefore, it’s important to choose the right lens size to get the best fit possible from the Ray-Bans you choose. However, not all Ray-Ban sunglasses come in different sizes but they all do have sizes.
This guide explains how to choose the right sunglasses or eyeglasses size by either the measure of the lens or by looking at your current shades.*
*This guide is efficient for Ray-Ban Aviator sizes, Ray-Ban Wayfarer sizes, Ray-Ban Clubmaster sizes and all Ray-Ban models.
Important note: for the great majority of people, more then 90% of our customers, Standard Size is the correct one. It’s very likely it’s going to be the correct size for you too.
If this is your first pair of Ray-Ban, a rule of thumb to determine the correct size for you is the following.
#1 Take a credit card
This is the approximate width of a Standard Size lens.
#2 Stand in front of a mirror
In front of a mirror or a webcam, place one edge of the credit card at the center of your nose. Where does the other edge end?
#3 If note touches the end of the eye
A When the edge of the credit card ends at the end of the eye your fit should be Standard Size
B When it extends well beyond the end of the eye you should get a Small Size
C When the credit card does not reach the end of the eye then go for a Large Size.
40-46mm: xs (x-small – Junior sizes.)
47-48mm: Adult Small
49-53mm: Adult Small to Medium Range
54mm-61mm: Adult Large
62mm+: Adult X-Large
If you have an old pair of Ray-Ban and you want to know what the numbers printed inside the temples mean, here you will find an explanation.
The measurements need not be exact, they change from model to model, but the closer they are to those of your old glasses, the more the new ones will look similar on your face.
Often called the arm, this is the piece of the frame that extends over the ear to help hold the sunglasses in place. Most of Ray-Ban sunglasses and eyeglasses have the size measurement printed on the inside of the left temple. Majority of the time this consists of three numbers - sometimes only the first two are printed - similar to this: 50 20 150.
The third number in the sequence represents the temple length, it is the measurement in millimeters of the 'arms' of the frame.
The width of the lens is the first number in (50-20-150). The front measurement includes the diameter of the lens and the width of the bridge measured in millimeters and usually separated by a small dash or rectangle (e.g.: 50 - 20).
The lens diameter is the width of the lens, measured from the bridge, and the width of the bridge is the distance between the lenses above the nose, as shown in the figure below. Sometimes, the vertical measurement of the lens and the length of the arms are also present.
The bridge is the area that arches up over the nose between the lenses. It is designed to support the majority of the glasses’ weight. The bridge width is the second number in (50-20-150). Typical widths are 12-26 millimeters. The bridge measurement is the distance between the lenses.
If you need help choosing or deciding what size to go with, please call us at 877-457-5314 or live chat us and we’d love to help you choose the right pair for the best fit possible!