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How to Find Glasses with Long Temples and Normal Lens Dimensions.

Where to find glasses with long temples and normal lens dimensions?

When looking to find glasses with long temples the first thing to do is check the measurements on the pair that you own. This is important – confirm the size you think you need. I have noticed even when buying from a traditional store where an optical will do the fitting it’s easy to get the wrong size. Thus having the wrong idea of what you need in your mind. So check your favourite fitting glasses for size.


Rectangle glasses

Make Sure You Have the Right Eyeglass Frames Measurement

Even if they are fashion glasses (or sunglasses) you will be able to either read the measurement on the glasses. If you look carefully on the inner arm you will see the measurements 50- 19- 145 these measurements indicate the width of the lenses- the bridge width and finally the temple length in mm.

Once you know your measurements then you can figure out which sizes are good will work.

Every eyewear store has their own definition as to what is classified as small, medium and large – but they are somewhat close to each other (this is no different in clothing either, by the way)

At  my online prescription glasses store we determine size primarily by the width of the frame:

118mm-129mm  Small

130mm-139mm  Medium

140+                   Large


Finding Glasses with Long Temples

Now that you know about the measurements it will be easier to know what to look for.

To find the right size is now much easier. Most online or traditional eyeglasses stores will most definitely carry temple lengths that are consistent with larger sizes (and they may be slightly different than sizes mentioned above). Temples that are longer than 140mm, for example, will most likely have a frame width that is also on the bigger size. But let’s say you your ears are more set back – but you face is on the smaller side.  No problem simply looking through and finding frames that have longer than 140mm or whatever length size you need is easily done at most store.

At Eyewear Insight you can simply move your mouse over the style you are browsing and check the full dimensions.  As you can see all the relevant measurements are right at your fingertips.

In Conclusion

  • Before you pick your frames make sure you have the measurements of the frames that already fit you well.
  • Go to the basic size you need and then drill down to find the frame you like with the dimensions you need.
  • It really is not unusual to find frames with longer temples. It just takes a little precision in your search technique.
  • Most online stores make it easy to find this information – if you need very unusual set of dimensions then going to a brick and mortar store would probably be very helpful.






Cat Prescription Eyeglasses

There is nothing more hip right now than the cat prescription eyeglasses, even the regular sunglasses.

Everywhere you look. On celebrities, on the runways or out and about on the streets these are really make another wave..another come back.

Cat eye glasses started becoming very popular in the 1950’s; not only did women wear them but men did to. Some say cat eye glasses were usually associated with the beehive hairstyle, others say it was the inspiration of Cat Woman on the Bat Man series starting in the 1940’s. Looking at the costume one could feel that this was the beginning of the  conception of Cat eyeglasses; add to that the classic name for women as “cats”  and as having cat fights…it’s all very possible.

Cat Woman Comic Cover- Cat Eye Glasses Origin
Cat Woman could be the start of the Cat Eye Glasses

No matter where they originated they have enjoyed a very long life in the center stage of fashion starting from the ’50 till about the ’70s. During that period they saw a remarkable transformation from extreme bejeweling to a clean simplicity that was ever so enduring.

As we come rushing to the present …I would say …for the last 4 years cat prescription eyeglasses have seen a gradual resurgence.

Fashion trends usually start on the streets and sometimes thrift store buys can build the mystic of any style.

There is a sexy allure to a woman wearing cat eyeglasses, be they prescription glasses or sunglasses…they create a mystery and sophistication that we do indeed maybe attribute to the cat family. Looking at the eyes of the lady in the picture from the ’50’s she certainly has a playfulness and sexiness that is clear.

Today these cat eyeglasses are seen with a thicker frame that make the wearer appear younger and fresh, yet showing style and sophistication that can move through the day into the night for an evening dancing under the stars. Here are a few styles that are easy and affordable. Customize them as you like and create your own look. These are the ‘sign of the times’!

Red-Black marled thin frame cat eyeglasses
Thinner frame cat eye glasses- great for a rounder a bigger face shape
Black cateye prescription sunglasses
Cat eye prescription sunglasses. Custom tint
Sexy Cat eye glasses, black with embellishment on the temples
Black cat eye glasses with a thinner and smaller shape. These are perfect for most all face shapes giving just the right accent.


Cat prescription eyeglasses with blue tint
Thick frames cat prescription eyeglasses with a blue custom tint! Great for rounder yet smaller face shape.


Spring/ Summer 2015 Eyewear Trends – Round Glasses

Source: Spring/ Summer 2015 Eyewear Trends – Fashionisers

While most of us tend to see the trends as a basic guide  there are some amoung us that are brave and daring with their sense of style. The designers of our time constantly show us what is on the far, far side of fashion.

The strongest trend by far are the  round glasses , updated or vintage inspired…but here’s more:

Trend : Fun & Out There

Designers like Moschino and Nicholas K give us funky out-of-this world looks that are colorful and at times very funny! Prada shows  great wooden frames taking the current trend of using wood as a medium to yet another extreme.

Trend: Aviator’s

Yes this does continue with updated looks and style lines or with the classic look…sunglasses are either tinted or mirrored. This sporty yet polished look has now become a timeless and classic style that when seen through the special touch of each design house.



Trend: Cat Eye

Here is another classic that is fast becoming an essential must have! Though these seem geared toward the fashionista with a bit of style and punch, cateyes frames are a great addition to anyone with a looks of curves. The lines offer a nice contrast to the rounding effect and can give great balance to your look. This look is quite sexy whether you pick the more retro version with large designed motifs, the delicate chic-modern rimless tinted styles. or the more softer cateyes that enhance and invite!


Trend: Half-Rim Frames

What makes these very cool ( because these are just a type of frame that is always available) is the NEW trend that has updated this look…the rimless portion of the frame is usually at the bottom or as in the browline styles we see the rim going straight across and the rest of the lenses are rimless. Here the rim is curved cheekily down the side of the lenses and teasing to go around but doesn’t. I think these create a very seductive look and give the eye a very lovely type of enhancement. YAY let’s have some fun with our glasses people! Other designers are a bit more modernist looking (Miu Miu) here they leave the top portion of the frames as rimless and put the rim around the bottom of the lenses.

Trend: Round Glasses

Retro round glasses ala John Lennon or even the huge ones as we have seen with Twiggy in the 60’s continue to push forward…here is another trend that has seemed have caught on quite strongly and is fast becoming yet another staple.

Versace, Gucci, Pucci, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jason Wu, Dries Van Noten and so many more show round glasses as the staple detail of their collection. So get your round glasses one!

These round sunglasses are the “summer’s must have” according to Style.com


Trend: Square , Flat Top or Geometric Frames

Well here we go…these are the quintessential retro frames, these scream out the 70’s. I don’t really feel that square glasses have really had their fair share of the stage so it’s time now wouldn’t you say. From Miu Miu and Prada  to Georgio some designers do show a version of any of these there. They are fun and inspire such a sense of style and je ne sais quoi that they are a positive addition to your wardrobe. By next year I think this trend will catch on in a stronger way.

Geometric shapes prescription sunglasses
Sunglasses with geometric shape frames – Eyewearinsight.com





Layered Look for Winter 2014 – Vogue

Unlike us here in Los Angeles where we are still enjoying (sorry) 70+ degree weather, no doubt most around the country need to start layering up.

Well I wanted to be sure you are in the know here. Take a look and see the cool ideas for layering because as they say..

“nobody likes a bluish limbed girl…”

The challenge is always to look well put together, rather than a big ball of fabric waddling around. Keeping you attention to how your body feels under the clothes is important. If you feel stifeled chances are you will look like you are drowning; if you feel bound and can’t move freely, chances are this too will come through in your movement and you look.

So take a minute and see what works for you.

Layered Look for Winter 2014 – Vogue.