Find sunglasses and eyeglasses that will fit your face perfectly with our collection of low bridge glasses. These alternative fit glasses from the world’s top eyewear designers take the sunglasses and eyeglasses you love and make them fit even better. If you find your nose pads don’t quite touch your nose and your glasses seem to always be slipping, then low bridge glasses are probably right for you. Shop our Alternative Fit Glasses Collection for low bridge frames from Ray-Ban, Oakley, Prada, Gucci, and more.
Low bridge glasses, also known as alternative fit glasses (and previously, Asian fit), are sunglass and eyeglass frames designed so that the part of the frame between the eyes and the attached nose pads sit lower on the nose than traditional frames. The name of the piece between the eye rims is known as the bridge and is designed to sit over the peak of your nose where the bone meets the cartilage, also known as the bridge of your nose. Even when you properly measure your frame size, the standard frame measurements only account for your frame’s bridge width, not bridge height. A pair of glasses with a bridge that sits too high, will not properly sit on the bridge of the nose and may slip off, put extra pressure on the ears, or cause other discomfort. A low bridge design helps glasses frames fit better, preventing discomfort and allowing the glasses to fit as designed.
A quick way to determine if you need low bridge glasses is to look into a mirror, place a fingertip on the bridge of your nose and if your fingertip is level with, or sits below your pupils, you likely need low bridge glasses. Another way to tell if you need low bridge glasses is if you’re absolutely sure your frame measurements are correct, but your frames still don’t sit right on your nose, either slipping or hovering above it. However, with an almost infinite combination of face shapes and features, the best way to know if alternative fit glasses would fit you better is to try them on.
If you have a low nose bridge, the best glasses for you are the ones labeled “Low Bridge” or “Alternative Fit.” Fortunately, almost all of the most popular sunglass and eyeglass frames from the top designers in eyewear (like Ray-Ban, Oakley, Prada, Versace, and more) are available with low nose bridge designs, so you have a nearly endless selection of alternative fit glasses.