Low nose bridge glasses, sometimes called “alternate fit” or “Asian fit glasses” are designed to accommodate eyeglass wearers who have a lower set nose. Despite the name “Asian fit,” these frames can benefit those of any ethnicity who have a low nose bridge.
Standard eyeglasses and sunglasses are designed for people with a high nose bridge. This is when your nose sits high on your face, and the bridge of your nose lines up close to the highest point of your eyes.
A low nose bridge, on the other hand, sits lower on the face. The bridge of your nose is closer in line with your pupils and the lower portion of your eyes. Standard-fit glasses can slide down a low nose bridge and cause pinching and other irritations.
If you have a low set nose and you’ve worn standard-fit eyeglasses, you may have experienced pain points, such as:
But with low bridge fit glasses, these pesky issues can become a thing of the past. The frames are built specifically to match the features of your unique nose and include several details that prevent annoying sliding and pinching.
It can be difficult to focus when a pair of eyeglasses are uncomfortable and unsuitable for your facial features.
Low bridge fit glasses can help with that in several ways, including:
Nose pads are crucial in keeping your glasses in place. Low bridge glasses are designed with larger pads that hit just right on your nose (but are adjustable in case you prefer a tighter or looser fit).
These features help your frames stay put so you can perform daily activities with ease and without extra tension.
Low bridge glasses provide an upward tilt in the lenses and a small bit of space between your cheekbones and the frames. This subtle tilt helps to prevent the frames from moving as you smile, talk, or walk.
Many find the fit to be more comfortable as well, because tilted frames do not rub directly against your cheeks. Less rubbing against your face means less smudging. And less smudging means a clearer view through your lenses.
An outward curve in the temple arms provides some extra room up top. The slight curve provides a wider space between the temples of your frames. This wider space makes for a looser fit to prevent pinching, while glasses stay in place.
Sometimes pinching can also cause headaches. An adjustment in the fit of the temple arms can help fix this problem as well.
To recap, it’s very important to identify where your nose sits in order to get the best fitting frames. As for the most flattering, there are other factors that you may consider, including the following:
There are many low bridge glasses to choose from, including those from several different designer brands. No matter which pair you select, you can count on them to prevent the unwanted slipping, pressing, and pinching effects of standard frames for good.