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August 4, 2021 | by: Jamie Paterson

THE NUMBERS ON YOUR GLASSES ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU THINK!

Hello fellow 4-eyes!
Have you ever noticed those tiny numbers printed on the arm of your frames?

It might not always be important for the consumer to be familiar with the codes printed on their products, but in the case of eyewear, those numbers can actually tell you a lot about your frames, and will come in handy if you want to buy glasses online.

So, let’s break it down…

What do the little numbers on your glasses mean?
“On a typical pair of glasses, you’re going to find 3 measurement numbers, usually in the form of AA-BB-CCC (not the official designations for these numbers, just what I’m using to make it clearer),” explains optometrist Jonathan Wolfe.

He explains that the numbers represented by AA correspond to the measurement of your eye size. This would be the width horizontally of the opening on one eye. This number typically ranges from 42-58mm. The larger the value, the larger the frame.

The second number represented by BB measures the distance between the right and left lens, which usually ranges from 16-24mm.

Lastly, the CCC value is the length of the arms usually between 130-150mm. The larger your head, the greater that number is so your glasses can sit comfortably on your face.

When looking to purchase a new pair of glasses online, most people focus on the optical prescription.

The prescription is essential, but making sure the glasses sit correctly on your face is just as important!

While you can use these sizes as a guide, every pair of glasses are different, so if you’re looking for the best fit, definitely seek the guidance of a professional.

My problem is I need my glasses to SEE those little numbers on my eyewear!

~ Jamie

(source:ReadersDigest)