Glasses are not a one-size-fits-all accessory, with different styles and frames suiting different face shapes and features. Knowing exactly what type of frame fits your face is the first step in getting a pair that makes you feel good when you look in the mirror.

If you have a low nose bridge and high cheekbones, "low bridge fit" glasses—sometimes called "Asian fit" glasses—may be the right choice for you.

Where Do These Names Come From?

No matter what you call them, these frames are designed to accommodate faces with a lower nose bridge and higher cheekbones. The frames sit lower on the nose of the bridge and have larger nose pads, which keep them from slipping too far down the face.

This frame style was originally called "Asian fit" because the features it accommodates—a low bridge and high cheekbones—are often seen in individuals of Asian descent. However, the term "Asian fit" can be misleading since these frames aren't only for people of Asian descent—and people of Asian descent aren't restricted to wearing low bridge fit eyeglasses.

So, when you hear people talk about Asian fit vs. low bridge fit, the truth is: They're referring to the exact same thing. This frame style may also be referred to as "alternative fit" or "global fit" glasses. The name “low bridge fit” is simply a clearer description of what these glasses look and feel like.

How Do Low Bridge Fit Glasses Differ From Standard Fit Glasses?

Low bridge glasses are the alternative to "standard fit" glasses, hence the alternative fit name. But what makes them unique? Here are a few characteristics that set a low bridge frame apart from a standard frame:

  • Higher nose pads: The nose pads on low bridge fit glasses are placed higher. This allows them to still sit in your central line of vision, even if you have a lower bridge.
  • Curved temples: Standard fit glasses have a straight temple. In contrast, alternative fit frames have a curved end at the temple, helping to reduce the risk of slippage.
  • Wider lenses: Low bridge frames also tend to have wider and shorter lenses. They may be slightly tilted to accommodate the lower bridge.

Are low bridge glasses for you?

If your glasses are constantly slipping down your nose, and you find yourself adjusting them all day long, this may be the style for you. Here are some other signs that a low bridge fit may be right for you:

  • You have flatter facial features
  • You have a rounder, wider face
  • You have a low bridge and high cheekbones

If you tick those boxes, you might benefit from a low bridge frame.

The best way to see if an alternative fit is right for you? Try it out. JINS low bridge eyeglasses come with larger nose

pads that sit higher on the frame, so you can get a perfectly secure fit. Choose from a selection of frame colors, shapes, sizes, and materials, and get a pair of glasses you love to put on.