How to Fit Rimless Eyeglasses

When deciding on rimless eyeglass frames, take into consideration factors such as the strength of your prescription, the size of the frame relative to your facial structure, and the fashion or style you would like your glasses to portray. Knowing a few things in advance will help you with properly fitting rimless eyeglasses.


1 Obtain a copy of your prescription from your eye care provider. Your eye doctor is required by law to provide you with a copy of your glasses prescription. Many retail eyeglass stores have on-site optometrists.

2 Decide the type of rimless frames you would like to wear. Metal frames are available in both formal and casual styles. Try on several different types to find the look you want.

3 Select the right shape. Ideally a frame should be a different shape than your face shape. A good guideline is to pick a rounder frame if you have square or angular features and look for a square-shaped frame if your face is round.

4 Look for smaller frames if you have a strong prescription. Your glasses prescription will have numbers in the sphere category that indicate the strength of power in your lenses. A number above 2.00 to 3.00 indicates a stronger power.

5 Don’t try to fit rimless frames for prescriptions that are over 6.00. The edges of the lenses become too thick for nearsighted prescriptions (written as -6.00 or higher) and too thin for farsighted prescriptions (written as +6.00). There are certain exceptions, depending on other factors in your prescription, so if you are unsure, check with your eye care practitioner.