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How To Find The Right Size Clip-on Sunglasses

It takes a little time and patience to select the correct fitting clip-on for your glasses. It is really important to follow these instructions as closely as possible to get the correct fit. 

Check the inside bridge of your eye glass frame for imprinted numbers. Most prescription glasses will have a set of numbers imprinted very small on the inside bridge part of your frame or the arm temple. The number you want to pay attention to is the first number which is the width of one single lens of your glasses. Note this for the lens only so if you have a lot of rim around the lens, you will most likely need the next size up. Note: If the rim is plastic or a thicker metal rim, it cannot be thicker than 2 millimeters thick or the clip-on cannot attach to the frame.

The number found on the inside nose bridge of the example eyeglass frame below was 55-14-140. The number that is important is the first number 55 which means the width for one single lens. Write down whatever the first number is and disregard the other numbers. To find the correct clip-on width you need to measure to the outside rims of one lens which will normally add 1mm to 2mm to the width needed.  

The next step is to measure the height of one of your prescription glass lenses including the rim. In this example, the height of one lens is 39mm high from the lower outside rim to the top outside rim.

Now that you know the measurements you need to find your clip-on. In this example, the measurement is 56mm width x 39mm height.

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Next use the clip-on chart found at the bottom of this page for the different shape clip-on sunglasses available. Find the clip-on shape that most resembles the shape of your eyeglasses. In this example the rectangle shape is the closest shape to the eyeglass frame example picture above. 

The picture of the clip-on below would be a pretty good fit for this example. The measurements from our example eyeglass frame above were 56mm width x 39mm height. The best size available for rectangle clip on sunglasses would be the 56mm width x 40mm height. Always go to the next bigger size when inbetween sizes.

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We rarely get this lucky as in the above example when picking a pair of clip-on sunglasses because there are so many different shaped frames out there on the market. Your goal is to get as close as you can to the right shape of your glasses. There are rubber coated attachment pegs behind the clip-on to make the fit more snug or a little looser. The rubber coated pegs also help protect the clip-on from scratching the lenses.

If you do not have a millimeter ruler, visit this page Printable Millimeter Rulers. You can print out a page of disposable millimeter rulers that can be used to measure the width and height of your prescription glass lens. 

Alternatively, if the printable disposable rulers above did not print out right for you, you can use a regular ruler. 

The picture of the ruler below is not drawn to scale, do not print. This is only a tool to take your mesurement results with your own ruler. Take the inch measurements with your regular ruler and look to the bottom of this tool to convert it to a millimeter measurment.


 Please look at these examples to help understand how to use this tool
Example: If you measured 2 Inches on your ruler: 2 Inches on this tool is 51mm.
Example: If you measured 1 1/2 Inches on your ruler: 1 1/2 Inches on this tool is 38mm.
Example: If you measured 1 inch on your ruler: 1 inch on this tool is 26mm.

Now take your measurements in inches and look at the tool below to convert your inch measurements to millimeter measurements. 

inchmm.jpgImportant notes: The clip-on should never be too snug or tight. The clip-on lens should not rest on your glasses. If you need the next size up or down, please just email us and we will immediately ship out the next best size.

Always clean the lenses on your prescription glasses and make sure there isn't any dirt on the clip-on before attaching the clip-on. 

Warning: Please be careful when trying on clipon sunglasses, never put on a pair of clip-on sunglasses that is too small or force a clip-on sunglass to fit.  We cannot be responsible if you accidentally scratch one of your lenses. If it looks too small or feels too tight, please send it back and we will gladly send you the next size up immediately or refund your purchase. 

Once again, if the fit is not correct and you need the next size up or down, please return them by regular first class mail to:

Sunglass Rage
P.O. Box 5581
Mt Carmel, UT 84755

If you were way off on the size or just need help before you buy the first time, please trace an outline of your glasses and send it to us. Place your eyeglass frames on a piece of paper and trace around your eyeglass frames as tightly as possible. We will do our best to get you the right fit.

Another way that we can assist is if you scan your glasses and save the scan to a .PDF file (Jpg files or taking a photo will not print actual size).Please place a quarter next to your glasses when you scan your glasses, that will help us verify your glasses scanned and printed to actual size so I can measure them correctly. Email that to sunglassrage@gmail.com.

If you have an expensive pair of eyeglasses, rimless eyeglass frames or semi rimless, we do not recommend clip-ons for those type of frames. I recommend buying the matching pair of clip-ons for your glasses at time you purchase your eyeglass frames. We cannot be responsible if you accidentally scratch your lenses. Generally there are no problems but there are risks when you put a non matching pair of clip-ons onto your glasses. In three years we have only had one complaint but we want to be as fair and honest with you as possible, scratches can happen. I feel no other company tries harder than us to have happy satisfied customers. Finding the right size takes patience and sometimes requires exchanging a couple of times, we are more than happy to do this so that you get the best fitting option possible.

One last point, sometimes there just isn't a pair of clip-ons that will fit your shape frame. This is also the case if your frame is unique and has a decor design around the temples, clip-ons will usually not fit fancy design frames. We have many sunglasses that are designed to go over glasses at this link. http://www.sunglassrage.com/sunglasses-over-glasses/

Chart Of Clip-on Shapes Available From Sunglass Rage

Extra skinny rectangle clip-on sunglasses
Extra Skinny Rectangle Clip-on Sunglass Category

Measurement Of One Lens 
Extra Skinny Rectangle Clip-ons


62mm Width x 37mm Height
60mm Width x 35mm Height
58mm Width x 33mm Height
56mm Width x 30mm Height

54mm Width x 28mm Height
52mm Width x 26mm Height
50mm Width x 24mm Height
Skinny true rectangle clip-on sunglasses
Skinny True Rectangle Clip-on Sunglass Category

Measurement Of One Lens 
Skinny True Rectangle Clip-on

57mm Width x 36mm Height
55mm Width x 33mm Height
53mm Width x 30mm Height
51mm Width x 28mm Height
49mm Width x 25mm Height
47mm Width x 24mm Height
45mm Width x 22mm Height

Skinny curved rectangle clip-on sunglasses
Skinny Curved Rectangle Clip-on Sunglass Category

Measurement Of One Lens 
Skinny Curve Rectangle Clip-on

62mm Width x 39mm Height

60mm Width x 37mm Height
58mm Width x 37mm Height
56mm Width x 34mm Height
54mm Width x 31mm Height
52mm Width x 30mm Height
50mm Width x 29mm Height
48mm Width x 28mm Height

Skinny Rectangle Ultra Light
Skinny Rectangle Ultra Light Clip-on Sunglass Category

Measurement Of One Lens 
Skinny Rectangle Ultra Clip-ons

58mm Width x 37mm Height
56mm Width x 34mm Height
54mm Width x 31mm Height
52mm Width x 29mm Height

Rectangle Clip-on Sunglasses
Rectangle Clip-on Sunglass Category

Measurement Of One Lens 
Rectangle Clip-ons

58mm Width x 42mm Height
56mm Width x 40mm Height
54mm Width x 37mm Height
52mm Width x 35mm Height
50mm Width x 33mm Height
48mm Width x 31mm Height
46mm Width x 28mm Height
44mm Width x 25mm Height

Rounded rectangle clip-on sunglasses
Rounded Rectangle Clip-on Sunglass Category

Measurement Of One Lens 
Rounded Rectangle Clip-ons

49mm Width x 30mm Height
51mm Width x 32mm Height
53mm Width x 34mm Height
55mm Width x 36mm Height

Skinny Oval Clip-on Sunglasses
Skinny Oval Clip-on Sunglass Category

Measurement Of One Lens 
Skinny Oval Clip-ons

52mm Width x 32mm Height
50mm Width x 30mm Height
48mm Width x 28mm Height
46mm Width x 26mm Height
44mm Width x 24mm Height

Oval Clip-on Sunglasses
Oval Clip-on Sunglass Category

Measurement Of One Lens 
Oval Clip-ons

53mm Width x 39mm Height
51mm Width x 37mm Height
49mm Width x 35mm Height
47mm Width x 33mm Height
46mm Width x 33mm Height
44mm Width x 32mm Height
42mm Width x 30mm Height

Polo round clip-on sunglasses
Semi Round Clip-on Sunglass Category

Measurement Of One Lens 
Semi Round Clip-ons

54mm Width x 50mm Height
52mm Width x 49mm Height
50mm Width x 47mm Height
48mm Width x 46mm Height
46mm Width x 45mm Height
44mm Width x 43mm Height

Round square clip-on sunglasse
Round Square Clip-on Sunglass Category

Measurement Of One Lens 
Round Square Clip-ons

60mm Width x 48mm Height
58mm Width x 46mm Height
56mm Width x 44mm Height
54mm Width x 42mm Height
52mm Width x 40mm Height
50mm Width x 38mm Height
48mm Width x 36mm Height
46mm Width x 34mm Height
44mm Width x 32mm Height

Ultra Light Round Square
Ultra Light Round Square Clip-on Sunglass Category

Measurement Of One Lens 
Round Square Ultra Clip-ons

60mm Width x 48mm Height
58mm Width x 46mm Height
56mm Width x 44mm Height
54mm Width x 42mm Height

Square clip-on sunglasses
Square Clip-on Sunglass Category

Measurement Of One Lens 
Square Clip-ons

63mm Width x 54mm Height
61mm Width x 53mm Height
60mm Width x 53mm Height

58mm Width x 51mm Height
56mm Width x 50mm Height
54mm Width x 48mm Height
52mm Width x 46mm Height

Modified Aviator Clip-on Sunglasses
Modified Aviator Clip-on Sunglass Category

Measurement Of One Lens 
Square Clip-ons

48mm Width x 35mm Height
50mm Width x 37mm Height
52mm Width x 39mm Height
54mm Width x 41mm Height
56mm Width x 43mm Height
58mm Width x 45mm Height
60mm Width x 47mm Height
62mm Width x 49mm Height

Flip Up Sunglasses
Many shapes and Sizes of flip up Sunglasses