Choose a frame

Choosing a frame

Fit

The fit of the frame is clearly very important. Is the size proportional to your face?

Comfort

The temples should be comfortable and the nose bridge easy to adjust so that a good position of the frame is possible to achieve.

Light transmission

Besides providing a comfortable fit the frame should offer good protection from light. When trying out the frames in front of the mirror you can check to see how much light leaks in from the sides. Some activities and situations, like high alpine sports and sailing, can require extra protection against unwanted light transmission. Large rather than small lenses will better protect the sensitive skin around the eyes.

Suitability for activity

First and foremost: does the frame stay on? Some activities can require extra ventilation or an extra wide field of vision. For cycling and skiing the frame should fit under the helmet. Also the frames should last over time, so take care of your glasses and keep them protected.

How to make a quality check of the frame

Feel the material, look at the hinges and make sure the lens is properly fixed in the frame and that it’s not flexing due to a much too thin lens.