Frame Focus: Size Matters

Whether XL, petite or international,
people deserve frames that really fit

Banish thoughts of bland, bulky or borrowed-from-the-children’s collections. Petite, extra-large or Asian-fit frames have gradually become much more accessible categories as eyewear companies realize that one size doesn’t really fit all — and as eyecare pros learn that carrying such frames can win loyalty and more opportunities to boost sales. Like the ever-widening selection of sizes we have come to expect for clothing and shoes, these frames feature the same fashionable colors and attractive treatments available in mainstream collections. They also address smaller or larger face and head shapes; varying nose widths; and other particular measurements affecting temple lengths, bridge designs and placement of nose pads for better comfort, ease-of-wear and a more precise fit. — CLODAGH NORTON


This article originally appeared in the October 2015 edition of INVISION.

Matty XL eyeglass frames from Preferred Stock


Big guys can get the geek chic look, too. Matty XL — available in black (shown), blue and clear — is part of the Preferred Stock lineup, the premier line from large-size specialists Fatheadz (which also offers the Dea Preferred line for women). The style is big, but small details use the latest technological advances to provide durability, comfort and style.

(800) 561-6640 |


Big Scene eyeglass frames from Big Men’s Eyewear Club


That stands for Big Men’s Eyewear Club, Modern Optical’s collection of more than 50 frames for larger guys, one of eyewear’s most-underserved groups. Model BIG SCENE, a new fall release, offers a fashion-forward stainless steel look available in matte navy (shown), matte black and matte brown.

(800) 323-2409 |


NW 1055 eyeglass frames from Nine West Eyewear


Inspired by the brand’s accessories, model NW 1055 from the Petite collection features a two-toned flat metal front complemented by a laminated python pattern over color-blocked temples. Choices include black, brown, navy and plum.

(800) 645-1300 |


Model 7155 eyeglass frames from Ogi Eyewear


New in the Heritage collection, model 7155 is a beautiful handcrafted style for smaller faces. The vibrant color combines with a flattering lens shape, and marbling is a hot trend for fall 2015 and beyond.

(888) 560-1060 |


Nathan eyeglass frames from T.C. Charts


Industry veteran Alexandra Peng started a company specializing in Asian fit eyewear in 2009. Model NATHAN is a strong, versatile men’s design in handmade acetate with flexible spring hinges for added comfort.

(855) 707-0220 |


Model K-537 eyeglass frames from Kliik Denmark


Designed for both fit and fun, model K-537 is typical of this line for smaller eye sizes suited to ages 18 to 40. With a neat square eye shape, its modern wood-look finish has a colored lining.

(800) 361-6220 |


Fantail sunglasses from Costa


The Global Fit collection includes seven popular styles (including FANTAIL) modified to fit a variety of face shapes including higher cheekbones, longer eyelashes and flatter nose and cheek facial structures. These sunglasses aim to offer all-day comfort and a secure fit.

(800) 447-3700 |