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A good pair of sunglasses is by far the most important style investment to make this summer. On any and all occasions this season, the right pair of shades will protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, but also give your outfit that extra boost of badass style, even if you’re just wearing a simple T-shirt and shorts.

Ray Ban Sunglasses Frames

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Ray-Ban is one of the few companies of sunglasses that make certain styles in different lens sizes, therefore, it’s important to choose the right lens size to get the best fit possible from the Ray-Bans you choose. However, not all Ray-Ban sunglasses come in different sizes but they all do have sizes.

This guide explains how to choose the right sunglasses or eyeglasses size by either the measure of the lens or by looking at your current shades.*

*This guide is efficient for Ray-Ban Aviator sizes, Ray-Ban Wayfarer sizes, Ray-Ban Clubmaster sizes and all Ray-Ban models.

Important note: for the great majority of people, more then 90% of our customers, Standard Size is the correct one. It’s very likely it’s going to be the correct size for you too.

If this is your first pair of Ray-Ban, a rule of thumb to determine the correct size for you is the following.

FIND YOUR FIT:

#1 Take a credit card

This is the approximate width of a Standard Size lens.

#2 Stand in front of a mirror

In front of a mirror or a webcam, place one edge of the credit card at the center of your nose. Where does the other edge end?

#3 If note touches the end of the eye

A When the edge of the credit card ends at the end of the eye your fit should be Standard Size
B When it extends well beyond the end of the eye you should get a Small Size
C When the credit card does not reach the end of the eye then go for a Large Size.

40-46mm: xs (x-small – Junior sizes.)

47-48mm: Adult Small

49-53mm: Adult Small to Medium Range

54mm-61mm: Adult Large

62mm+: Adult X-Large

WHAT ARE THE NUMBERS ON MY EYEGLASSES AND SUNGLASSES FRAME?

If you have an old pair of Ray-Ban and you want to know what the numbers printed inside the temples mean, here you will find an explanation.

The measurements need not be exact, they change from model to model, but the closer they are to those of your old glasses, the more the new ones will look similar on your face.

TEMPLE

Often called the arm, this is the piece of the frame that extends over the ear to help hold the sunglasses in place. Most of Ray-Ban sunglasses and eyeglasses have the size measurement printed on the inside of the left temple. Majority of the time this consists of three numbers – sometimes only the first two are printed – similar to this: 50 20 150.

The third number in the sequence represents the temple length, it is the measurement in millimeters of the ‘arms’ of the frame.

LENSES

The width of the lens is the first number in (50-20-150). The front measurement includes the diameter of the lens and the width of the bridge measured in millimeters and usually separated by a small dash or rectangle (e.g.: 50 – 20).

The lens diameter is the width of the lens, measured from the bridge, and the width of the bridge is the distance between the lenses above the nose, as shown in the figure below. Sometimes, the vertical measurement of the lens and the length of the arms are also present.

BRIDGE

The bridge is the area that arches up over the nose between the lenses. It is designed to support the majority of the glasses’ weight. The bridge width is the second number in (50-20-150). Typical widths are 12-26 millimeters. The bridge measurement is the distance between the lenses.

NEED HELP?

If you need help choosing or deciding what size to go with, please call us at 877-457-5314 or live chat us and we’d love to help you choose the right pair for the best fit possible!

The Complete Buying Guide to Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Founded in 1936 by the Bausch and Lomb Company in Rochester, New York, Ray-Ban is an iconic eyewear brand, integral to classic Americana and retro style. The company’s sunglasses have graced some of the most famous faces of the past 100 years, from mirrored aviators on General Douglas Macarthur (incidentally, the first mirrored sunglasses ever put into production) to black Wayfarers on the Blues Brothers to the brand’s classic Aviators on practically everyone in the movie Top Gun.

Today, Ray-Ban operates from within the international eyewear conglomerate Luxottica in Milan, Italy. Luxottica also owns several other famous brands like Persol, Oliver Peoples, Arnette and Prada Eyewear, as well as the retailers LensCrafters, Sunglass Hut and Pearl Vision, among others. Thanks to such a robust backing, Ray-Ban is able to offer a wider variety of stylish sunglasses than ever before, including dozens of models for men and women and enough color and material options to make you dizzy. But if you just want some classic shades and the spins are starting to set in, you’re in luck — this buying guide is meant to help you pick the right shades for your style and eye-protection needs.LEARN MORE: HERE

Terms to Know

Acetate: This synthetic material — also known as cellulose acetate — was first used for eyewear in the late ‘40s. It is made from a polymer derived from wood pulp or other natural fibers, and is both glossy and transparent. In recent years, the material has been replaced by less-expensive nylon frames.

G-15: Ray-Ban’s G-15 lens feature a special green
tint that was developed for military pilots in the ’30s, filtering out a lot of the bright blue light a pilot’s eyes would be exposed to when flying above the cloud line. These lenses only allow 15% of visible light to pass through them, hence the “15,” so they’re best for bright sunny days. While Ray-Ban offers a wide range of tints, mirror finishes and gradients with or without lens polarization, the G-15 lens is considered the most classic choice for any style you could want.

Temples:These keep the front of the frames (which hold the lenses) from falling off your face. In most glasses, they are the long shaft that stretches to the ear and is connected to a temple tip that curves behind the ear (holding the glasses in place).

Polarized/Polarization: Polarized lenses have a special film that helps them to reduce glare — that is, bright reflected light. This works by only allowing light that enters the lenses vertically — unreflected light, direct from a light source — to enter through, blocking the vast majority of light that reflects off horizontal surfaces like bodies of water, large stretches of pavement or fields of snow. Polarization is especially useful for people who do a lot of sunny highway driving, daytime fishing, skiing, mountaineering or hiking in snowy areas. Polarized lenses typically cost more than unpolarized ones.

The @ Collection: These are online exclusives that you won’t find in stores, including special-edition Wayfarers, Aviators, Clubmasters and more. Some are just standard models not sold at retail locations, but some are limited-edition or one-time seasonal releases, so if you see a pair from this collection that you really want, you’d be best advised to act quickly.

Square Shape

Wayfarer Classic

This design debuted in 1952 and quickly became one of the most iconic (and oft-imitated) eyewear shapes on the market. Wayfarers are characterized by sturdy acetate frames, logos at each temple and two tiny metal ovals on the front of the frame.

The Wayfarer Classics can be bought polarized or unpolarized, with multiple lens tint options to pick from. You also might want to keep an eye out for special editions of the Wayfarer — in the past, the iconic shape has been made available with tons of wild frame prints and texture options as well as the standard glossy black and tortoiseshell colorways.BUY NOW: $153 +EBAY: $98NORDSTROM: $154

Clubmaster

One of Ray-Ban’s most vintage-inclined shapes, the Clubmaster features wire-rimmed lenses with an acetate brow piece and acetate temple arms. Similar to the Wayfarer, you’ll find a Ray-Ban logo at each temple as well as the tiny metal embeds near up near the barrel hinges. The standard choice for anyone wanting a classic pair of Clubmasters is a black acetate frame with gold-tone metals and Ray-Ban’s classic green G-15 lens tint, but these are also available with tortoiseshell acetate, and polarized or G-15 lenses are an option for any color you end up choosing. You might also want to check out the ClubRound sunglasses, which are closely based on the traditional Clubmaster but with a rounded lens bottom.BUY NOW: $153 +EBAY: $89ZAPPOS: $154

New Wayfarer

Ray-Ban’s updated take on what’s arguably its most classic design, these feature a slightly smaller profile and softened frame shape. The result is a pair of sunglasses that’s great for smaller faces, or anyone who feels like the original Wayfarer was this close to getting it right but didn’t quite cut it.BUY NOW: $143EBAY: $89ZAPPOS: $144

Blaze Meteor

Based around a flat one-piece lens design, these sharp-shaped frames can be subtle or statement-making depending on what you’re after. Choose your nylon frames in glossy black, tortoise shell or fade-striped variations for a unique look that’s as versatile as anything else you can get from Ray-Ban’s lineup.BUY NOW: $163 +EBAY: $114NORDSTROM: $165

Pilot Shape

Aviator

Bausch and Lomb developed this design in the ’30s to help protect the vision of military pilots; this was also the origin of the brand’s G-15 lens, which was made specifically for pilots before becoming a classic choice across all Ray-Ban sunglass options. Today you can also pick up polarized Aviators, in several frame styles and lens colors (as well as in titanium), for a slight increase in price.BUY NOW: $153 +

Outdoorsman

Available with gold or black frames, the Outdoorsman features vintage-inspired details like a brow bar and cable temples (hooked behind your ears) to better hold the shades on your face if you’re doing more than just beachcombing. You can also opt for the Craft version of the Outdoorsman (for a significant upcharge) which has genuine deer leather at the padded brow bar and temple tips, rather than rubber or plastic.BUY NOW: $153EBAY: $92

Shooter

Similar to the Outdoorsman, these sunglasses have a rounded brow bar, but where the Outdoorsman has curved cable temples, these are traditional. The Shooter features one very prominent difference that’ll make it stand out from the pack, though: the circular bridge. If you’ve ever wanted to channel Hunter S. Thompson à la Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, start here. (Then go buy a bucket hat.)BUY NOW: $153EBAY: $125NORDSTROM: $203

Tech Aviators

Starting at around $250, this line of sunglasses includes several models made for Scuderia Ferrari. Each pair of shades features carbon fiber temple arms, semi-rimless frames, and your choice of yellow, red or Chromance lens tints.BUY NOW: $253 +EBAY: $169

Caravan

These sunglasses from 1957 were put out as a geometric alternative to the Aviator, which was already immensely popular. Like the Marshal referenced below, these definitely have some leading-man cachet akin to Ray-Ban’s most popular and iconic styles, but they’re far less common than traditional aviators or Wayfarers. If you want to stand out in a very elegant way, it’s hard to do better than the Caravan.BUY NOW: $153EBAY: $109ZAPPOS: $154

Erika

This style might sound like it leans feminine because of its name, but it’s meant to be unisex. And if you like the fine temple arms and softly-shaped frame, you’ll have a wide range of colors and materials — nine of them on Ray-Ban’s site alone — to choose from.BUY NOW: $143EBAY: $65NORDSTROM: $147

Wings

Simply put, these are a feat of daring all on their own. Part poker player, part you-definitely-own-a-vintage-motorcycle, the Wings style is for someone looking to make a statement, but with their wide wind-blocking design and mirrored lens options, they definitely aren’t impractical. If they’re a bit too oblong for your tastes but you like the idea of having a windshield on your face, check out the Wings II; they’re very similar, but with an angular frame shape to better compliment a naturally rounded face.BUY NOW: $173EBAY: $100ZAPPOS: $175

Blaze General

A very trendy update to the General frame style, these feature iridescent coloring, a flat-rim design around the lenses and your choice of gold- or silver-toned steel frames, plus a flattened brow bar for an extra dose of character.BUY NOW: $198EBAY: $155MACYS.COM: $200Everything You Need to Know About Polarized Sunglasses

Polarized lenses are a significant investment over normal lenses. We talk to experts from David Kind, SALT. and District Vision and to learn why. Read the Story

Round Shape

A broad category of the sunglasses Ray-Ban offers today, the Round collection is actually composed of several styles that range from truly round — think John Lennon — to semi-rectangular (like what Don Draper wore in Mad Men) and even hexagonal. Most frame shapes within the Round line are available with standard or perfectly flat lenses, too, for a look that’s a bit more literally flashy than the average pair of shades.

Round Metal Classic

Based on a design that came from the 1960’s and typically gets associated with that period’s counterculture movement, Ray-Ban’s Round Metal Classics feature green lenses and a thin wire frame in either grey or gold. The standard lens option is slightly convex but you can also find these with perfectly flat lenses to give them an even more opaque (and distinct) look.BUY NOW: $153 +

Marshal

An angular cousin to Ray-Ban’s classic Aviators, these flat double-bridge shades come in several frame finishes — gold, light bronze, black and gunmetal gray. All options come standard with the brand’s classic green G-15 lenses. If you like the Marshal but want something with a bit more color, check out the Marshal II.BUY NOW: $163 +EBAY: $99MACYS.COM: $165

Round Double-Bridge

This style features a thin composite rim around each lens, which is then wrapped by a wire frame. It’s a bold, fashion-forward style, but if you’re looking for something more modern than the Wayfarer and you never, ever want to look like Tom Cruise from a distance, these might be right up your alley.BUY NOW: $153 +EBAY: $26ZAPPOS: $180

Rectangular Shape

Justin

Available in six colorways, these shades boast nylon frames — flexible, lightweight — and draw inspiration from the original Wayfarer shape to provide a larger, softer profile than their source material. Each frame color option has a different corresponding lens, so whether you want gradient lenses, G-15s, red-tinted or even mirrored, consider yourself covered.BUY NOW: $143EBAY: $64NORDSTROM: $147

Balorama

The Baloramas first came out in 1967, and were quickly popularized as the wraparound style worn by Clint Eastwood in the Dirty Harry series. Granted, these might look best on a craggy face with a bushy 1970s leading-man haircut up top, but they’re such a cool cross-up between sporty functionality and sleek styling that you might have to ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?”BUY NOW: $193EBAY: $109

Predator 2

These might not wear as easily as a lot of the styles Ray-Ban sells but they definitely have some sporty throwback appeal. If you’re really into 1960s-style wraparound shades, the ultra-lightweight nylon frames and classic G-15 lenses don’t leave much to be desired.BUY NOW: $193EBAY: $79MACYS.COM: $194

Olympian

Another design born in the 1960s, the Olympian sunglasses are sleek and sophisticated, as at home with a dark suit as they are with a bathing suit and dripping with midcentury panache. Add in Ray-Ban’s classic G-15 lenses and shiny gold-tone frames and you’ll look like a walking tourism ad for the sub-tropical locale you wish you were already in.BUY NOW: $153EBAY: $102

RB4179

Built from a semi-crystalline thermoplastic that Ray-Ban claims is used in aerospace, medical equipment and automotive impact technology, these rectangular shades are impressively lightweight, durable and comfortable to wear. You can get the polycarbonate lenses in a silver mirrored finish or the classic G-15, and they’ll come standard with an oleophobic coating that repels water, dust and smudges.BUY NOW: $218EBAY: $161MACYS.COM: $221

RB4300

With nylon frames and your choice of lens meant to accompany you on outdoor pursuits, these sporty shades feature a bold profile, durable construction and lightweight design. And like most sunglasses from Ray-Ban, these are available in several colors and multiple lens variants to suit your tastes and eye-protection needs.BUY NOW: $143EBAY: $89MACYS.COM: $144The Best Sunglasses for Every Face Shape

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