Sporty Sunglasses for Different Face Sizes

Rudy Project Horus, Prescription Rudy Project Horus Rudy Project Horus (medium fit)

XL/XXL

Large

Medium

Small

Kaenon Louie
Under Armour Rumble
Big Taco
Bolle Cobra
Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ
Rudy Project Rydon
Oakley Radar
Oakley Racing Jacket
Nike Mercurial 6.0
Rudy Project Horus
Oakley Gascan
Rudy Project Equinox XS
Nike Premier
Bolle Ouray
Oakley Straight Jacket
Nike Siren
Oakley 5 square
Oakley Half Jacket XL 2.0
Oakley Twenty
Rudy Project DeeWhy
Oakley Gascan, Prescription Oakley Gascan Oakley Gascan (medium fit)

When it comes to choosing sunglasses online, we often get the question, How do I know which glasses are going to fit me? Well, without trying them on, we can’t be 10000% sure, but we definitely have some tools and guidelines that really help us and almost always work.

Pupillary distance (or PD) is one of the most useful measurements. PD is the distance between the centers (the pupils) of your eyes. Click here for a video on how to measure your pupillary distance. PD is not a perfect indicator of head size, but most of the time, if you have a big PD, you’re probably going to need big glasses. Likewise, if you have a small PD, you’re probably going to need small glasses. Keep in mind that it's not an exact science when it comes to PD predicting fit, especially if your eyes are a little narrower or wider apart than average.

Nike Siren, Prescription Nike Siren Nike Siren (small fit)

So what’s considered a big PD or a small PD?
Well for example, I’m 6’ 2”, two hundred and blah-blah pounds, I wear an extra large hat and helmet, so I’m on the bigger side. My PD is about 67mm.  That's typically a large or an extra large fit.

Under Armour Rumble, Prescription Under Armour Rumble Under Armour Rumble (large fit)

Different sunglass sizes usually fall along these ranges of PDs:
XL/XXL: 68mm+
Large: 63-67mm
Medium: 60-62mm
Small/Medium: 56-59mm

The PD of an average adult male tends to be in the mid 60s, and the PD of an average adult female tends to be in the high 50s to low 60s.

Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ, Prescription Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ (large fit)
Kaenon Lewi, Prescription Kaenon Lewi Kaenon Lewi (extra large fit)