How to create custom eyewear (2023)

How to create custom eyewear (2023)

Alex J. Alex J.
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Custom eyewear refers to glasses or sunglasses that are made specifically to meet your needs and preferences. This includes the type of lens, the frame style and material, and any additional features such as polarized lenses or special coatings.


Custom eyewear can be made to accommodate a prescription for vision correction or made with non-prescription lenses for fashion purposes. With custom eyewear, you can choose the exact specifications you want, such as the frame color, shape, size, lens type, material, and tint.


If you’re thinking of creating them for your store, event, or special occasion, here are what you need to consider:




Metal frames: Made of lightweight metals like titanium, stainless steel, and aluminum, these frames are durable, corrosion-resistant, and come in a variety of colors.

Plastic frames: Made of acetate or nylon, these frames are flexible, lightweight, and come in a variety of colors and patterns.

Rimless frames: As the name suggests, these frames have no rim around the lens, making them more lightweight and providing a more unobstructed field of view.

Semi-rimless frames: These frames have a rim around the top or bottom of the lens, but not around the entire lens, making them a good option for those who want a frame that is both lightweight and offers some protection to the lens.

Full-rim frames: These frames have a complete rim around the lens, offering protection to the lens and a more traditional look.


Sports frames: Designed specifically for active individuals, these frames are often made of durable materials and have features like adjustable nose pieces and rubber temple tips for a secure fit during physical activity.



For custom eyewear, adult sizes are typically designed to fit individuals with an average face size, while kids' sizes are made to fit smaller facial features.


Adult sizes typically range from 49mm to 60mm in lens width, and the frame width can range from 130mm to 145mm. The bridge size (the distance between the lenses) can range from 16mm to 22mm, and the temple length (the length of the arm of the glasses) can range from 120mm to 145mm.


For kids' sizes, the lens width can range from 40mm to 49mm, the frame width can range from 115mm to 130mm, the bridge size can range from 12mm to 16mm, and the temple length can range from 100mm to 120mm.


Design Placement


Logo on temple: A brand logo or personal design can be placed on the side of the frame, near the temple.


Engraving on the inner temple: A personal message or design can be engraved on the inner temple of the frame.


Decorative pattern on frame: A decorative pattern or design can be added to the frame, such as a pattern etched into the metal or a printed design on plastic frames.


With this guide, you should be able to order custom eyewear with confidence, knowing that you have considered all of the important factors.

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