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Q: Glasses sold in China don't fit Western faces?

I have visited a number of opticians in China to have a new pair of glasses made, but all their frames don't seem to properly fit like the ones back home do. They also seem to have a bigger curve at the top.

Has anyone noticed this and had any luck buying frames that properly fit their foreign face?

How do you differentiate between the glass frames made for Western and Asian faces?

4 years 46 weeks ago in  Shopping - China

 
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It can be different. I'm Chinese, I used to have a pair of sunglasses bought from the UK, it kept on falling down from my nose. I guess Chinese in general have lower nose bridges. I mean...the facial structure is different...but if it's for the short sighted glasses, the nose part usually have the adjustable things that can be adjusted to suit any nose. So not sure of your case.

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Maybe your head is shaped funny from when you were dropped on it as a baby.

 

No problems for me.

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You could maybe go for plastic face adjustment, after you'll buy Chinese frames.

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Haven't you listened to the locals. Chinese and foreign bodies are different.

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I didn't know you can buy glasses in China, I thought the only sell the frames. 

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I've had the same problem. It's really hard for me to find glasses that fit here. 

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the legs are a bit short. hurts my ears a little. the ends curve too early.

the glasses themselves are fine. nice and cheap.

definitely choose glasses with "pads" to touch your nose bridge. they can be bent and adjusted to fit you. glasses without them will be too high on your face.

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It can be different. I'm Chinese, I used to have a pair of sunglasses bought from the UK, it kept on falling down from my nose. I guess Chinese in general have lower nose bridges. I mean...the facial structure is different...but if it's for the short sighted glasses, the nose part usually have the adjustable things that can be adjusted to suit any nose. So not sure of your case.

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