What Are Asian Fit Glasses?
Often when you are buying glasses online, you will notice that certain products have the ‘Asian fit’ label attached to them. As suggested by the name, this label should indicate that these glasses are a better fit for Asians. But, what does it actually mean?
What is Asian Fit?
Asian fit is a somewhat controversial term used in the eyewear industry to describe glasses that are made for those with lower nose bridges and higher cheekbones. People who have these facial features - oftentimes Asians, hence the name - find it difficult to wear traditional glasses because they tend to slide down their noses and rest on their cheekbones. Asian fit glasses are designed to specifically tackle this problem to ensure that people across a different range of face shapes can enjoy different styles and functional glasses.
The Asian Fit Design
Now we’ve got to grips with the concept, let’s delve a little deeper. What specific tweaks are made to traditional glasses to accommodate these features? Here’s your answer: there are four ways to make a pair of glasses more complimentary to people with short nose bridges and higher cheeks. These are: flattening the frame, narrowing the nose bridge, enlarging the nose pads and changing the temple curvature. While flattening the frame can help lessen the weight of the glasses, the other features work to make sure the glasses can stay upright.
With the expansion and spread of the modern eyewear market into Asia and beyond, many big brands and manufacturers are starting to add Asian fit options to their classic designs.
Finally, it’s worth remembering that even though the label seems to suggest that these glasses are suited for Asian people, anyone with flatter noses and higher cheeks can wear these glasses. For more information and a place to get your hands on Asian fit glasses, check out SmartBuyGlasses for a wide range of brands, designs and more.
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