Despite its ethnicity-focused name, "Asian Fit" has been a game changer for many people — both Asian and non-Asian — looking for sunglasses with more padding around our nose bridge.
In East and Southeast Asia, where many have lower nose bridges, wearing sunglasses designed for European faces can lead to discomfort and even headaches.
If you ever experience problems with sunglasses sliding down your face or resting on your cheeks, Asian Fit sunglasses could be the solution!
Read on to learn more about Asian Fit and European Fit and find out which fit is the right one for you.
1. What is a nose bridge?
According to this Wikipedia article (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasal_bridge), a nose bridge is the bony upper part of your nose, between your eyes and above the cartilege of septum, the soft lower part of your nose.
2. What is a low nose bridge?
The following side profile views of Tiffany and Zenos illustrate the concept of a low and high nose bridge. A low nose bridge is one with minimal elevation from the eyes, whereas a high nose bridge is one with significant protrusion from the eyes.
Individuals with low nose bridges may struggle to find great-fitting sunglasses because without a high nose bridge to elevate frames off the face, they may rest on one's cheeks.
3. What are Asian Fit sunglasses?
At Rocket Eyewear, our Raised "Asian" Fit sunglasses feature larger nose pads with extra padding that 1) offer better grip around your nose bridge and 2) elevate the frames up and away from your cheekbones. Because of the extra lift, we call the frames Raised Fit.
4. Who needs Asian Fit sunglasses?
If your sunglasses ever slide down your face or rest on your cheeks, you should definitely consider trying Asian Fit for your next pair of sunglasses. As described earlier, individuals with lower nose bridges or higher cheekbones would find Asian Fit more comfortable than regular-fitting sunglasses.
That said, Asian Fit is not only for Asian people. In fact, anyone with a slender (thin) nose may also benefit from the extra padding offered by Asian Fit sunglasses.
5. Should my glasses touch my cheeks when I smile?
Every answer to this question will be subjective, but we believe that it's O.K. for your glasses to touch your cheeks a little bit when you smile. You're not smiling 24/7 are you 😬?
However, if your glasses touch your cheeks when you are not smiling, your nose bridge is not high enough to support the nose pads of your glasses, and you should consider Asian Fit frames.
Asian Fit is a simple innovation involving larger nose pads that has enabled many of us to find snug, better-fitting sunglasses.
If you have a high nose brige and don't have trouble with glasses sliding off your face, you don't need Asian Fit.
However, if you have a smaller nose or high cheekbones, Asian Fit could be the right choice for you, and we welcome you to explore any of our Rocket Eyewear frames.
We make every colour in both Raised "Asian" Fit and Standard "European" Fit!