Perfect glasses frames for low nose bridges

Do your eyeglasses slide down your nose or rest too heavily on your cheeks? You may have a low nose bridge.

Whether you pick horn-rimmed, Wayfarer or rectangular eyeglasses, there are plenty of stylish frames specially designed to rest easier on your face. And, you can say “buh-bye” to sliding glasses when you pick the best glasses for your unique features.

How to Tell if You Have a Low Nasal Bridge

An easy way to confirm if you have a low nose bridge is if the upper part of your nose is flat when you view it from the side. You can also tell you have a low nose bridge if:

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  • Glasses rest on your cheeks: In this case, the glasses rest heavily on your cheeks and move when you smile or laugh. You need them adjusted to rest on your nose.
  • Traditional frames are too narrow for you: Standard fit glasses will sit high on your face, scrape against your eyelashes, and feel uncomfortable. Most people with a broader face may have this experience.
  • You require larger nose pads: Otherwise, the glasses slide down your nose. For glasses to fit properly, the nose pads rest on the sides of the nose. When you have a low nose bridge, the nose pads initially rest on the bridge of your nose, requiring enlargement to sit on the sides of your nose.

How to pick the right glasses frames for your face

Horn-rimmed frames

Add a touch of geek-chic to your everyday wardrobe when you don a pair of horn-rimmed glasses . You’ll be in good company: Actors Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt have both been photographed in horn rims.

Wayfarer frames

Popularized by the 1983 movie, “Risky Business,” Wayfarers  are a mainstay among stars ranging from Madonna and Debbie Harry to Elvis Costello and Jack Nicholson. The trapezoidal frames rest easy on low nose bridges while adding definition to cheekbones.

Rectangular frames

Just about anyone can rock a pair of rectangular frames , which is a good thing for those with low nose bridges. Rectangular frames add angle to rounder cheeks with a low profile that’s perfect for any style pairing. Emma Stone and Prince William are among famous rectangular jet-setters.

A low nose bridge is nothing to look down at. In fact, you benefit from a bevy of stylish frame options. Take your pick from a selection of curated low-bridge glasses  and benefit from better comfort to boot.

While you’re searching for the perfect pair of glasses, make sure you also select the right size according to your pupillary distance and temple width.

Schedule an eye exam to get your eyeglasses prescription and order the best pair of frames for your low nose bridge.

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