What does Asian Fit mean?
One ring to rule them all, one glasses frame to fit them all. Not quite! If you are having problems with your glasses fitting your face comfortably then this article What does Asian fit mean? has all the answers you are looking for.
Find that your glasses sit tightly, always slide down your nose, or sit way too close to your eyelashes? Then maybe your face is telling you to upgrade to a pair that fits your facial features the way they are supposed to.
What are Asian Fit glasses?
We all look different and we all have different faces. Just think about how everyone can unlock their phone by simply placing it in front of their face.
When choosing a pair of glasses you have to keep in mind that what fits you won’t fit another - just like your face is the only one to unlock your phone. In many cases, however, depending on where you are from, we do have similar facial features that group us. It could be your eye shape, bone structure, and so on.
Do you feel that your glasses do not correctly fit your face because they are too tight at the temples or always slip down your nose? In the Asian community, this may present itself as a common issue that glasses wearers face. Due to the diverse facial features of this particular community, standard glasses aren’t always the right fit.
Asian fit glasses are designed specifically to help avoid these issues. Also known as low bridge fit glasses or Omni fit, Asian fit eyewear can be more comfortable for people of Asian descent but are not limited to them.
Asian fit glasses and sunglasses cater to specific facial features. If your answer is yes to any of these questions then you may want to consider getting yourself a pair of Asian fit glasses, do you:
1. Have more flat facial features?
2. A rounder and wider face?
3. A low nose bridge and/or higher cheekbones?
Your face says it all
If you’ve said yes to 1 or more of the above questions then sit back and let’s have a look at what your face is saying.
Humans have adapted to their environment and climate for centuries and based on these factors our bodies have mutated to fit our surroundings, even our facial features. Our noses, for example, have adapted to diverse climates and if you live in a more humid climate you’ll tend to have a wider nose to allow for more air to flow.
In the Asian community, many tend to have a lower nasal bridge, the part that is between your eyes and close to your forehead. Therefore the bridge of your nose is lower than your pupils, making it harder for the glasses to sit correctly on your face and align with your vision.
If you have higher cheekbones your glasses will tend to touch your cheeks, so when you talk or smile you’ll see your glasses move as well. If your eyewear is always leaning on your cheeks it can be uncomfortable.
With a wider and rounder face, standard glasses can be a little tighter around the temples or quite often sit too high on your face.
Whether you are from an Asian community or not, having these particular facial features may entail that Asian fit glasses are designed specifically for you.
How do Asian Fit glasses work?
Now that we’ve established who and for which particular facial features Asian fit glasses are for, we can see exactly how they work.
3 main aspects that make Asian fit glasses a little different from Standard fit glasses:
1. Asian fit glasses are designed with larger nose pads that ensure the glasses sit correctly on your face and away from your eyelashes. Standard fit glasses, instead, have a shorter bridge meaning that they may not fit well if you have a low nose bridge.
2. The lenses in Asian fit glasses are shorter, wider, and slightly tilted. This helps prevent the glasses from constantly touching your cheek and helps to create a gap between your face and the lenses. With your glasses sitting further away from your face you’ll also reduce the risk of your eyewear fogging up, a pain every glasses wearer endures.
3. The frame of Asian fit glasses is wider and slightly curved, for rounder and prominent heart face shapes, to avoid the glasses from being too tight at the temples or sitting too high on your face.
Round and heart-shaped faces tend to have a wider forehead which means that some regular or smaller size glasses would be too tight and squeeze your face. If you are not entirely sure what your face shape is you can easily find out with our shape face guide.
What size are Asian Fit glasses?
Just like any clothing item that we wear, even glasses have a particular size whether they are standard fit or Asian fit.
Glasses in general have 3 different measurements:
1. The first measurement indicates your lens width
2. The second number is the width of the bridge
3. The third is the temple width
For Asian fit glasses, you want to make sure that the bridge or nose pads have the right size to sit correctly on your nose. The size can also differ depending on the frame material used. Generally, bridge measurements on standard-fit glasses vary from 14-24 mm but if it is too wide on your nose bridge the glasses may slip down. Plastic frames with a solid nose bridge for Asian fit glasses can measure around 8mm, this helps provide support and less slipping. A great example is Ray-Ban Asian fit glasses, which sit just right on your face and avoid any touching between your cheeks and glasses.
Many metal frames, for example, have adjustable nose pads that you can adjust to fit the glasses properly on each side of your nose. Certain metal frames can have a nose bridge of up to 11mm. Measurements for Asian fit glasses can tend to be lower than the standard fit but do vary from glasses to glasses.
But don’t let all these numbers stop you from getting a pair of trendy and cool Asian fit glasses, have a look at a size chart or consult your local opticians to find the right frame size for you.
Do you need Asian Fit glasses?
If you are of Asian descent, find you have a low nose bridge, wide and flat facial features, or high cheekbones then most probably Asian fit glasses are just the right eyewear for you.
Look trendy with a pair of Asian fit eyeglasses or low bridge sunglasses that fit, avoid having to sigh every 2 seconds if they try to escape from your eyes or fog up your vision because they are too close to your face.
So are you finding it hard to keep your glasses from sliding down your nose, your eyelashes constantly sweeping your lenses, or your temples being tightly squeezed between your glasses?
Is it because of your particular facial features? Maybe you have a low nose bridge, high cheekbones, or a wider face. If any of these characteristics are making it harder to find comfortable glasses then you may want to consider a pair of Asian fit glasses.
What does Asian fit mean? Well, these particular glasses are designed specifically for people who have flat facial features or a low nose bridge. The frames for Asian fit glasses will have a thicker nose bridge, shorter lenses, and even curved arms to provide a comfortable fit.
Let us know when you’ve found your precious Asian fit frames!