Glossary of Eye Definitions and Glasses Terms

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Glasses temples

The eyeglass temples are the arms connected to the frame of your eyeglasses that extend behind your ears. For your glasses to fit correctly, the glasses temples must be the correct length, otherwise, the glasses will slide out of place. The eyeglass arms usually range in length between 120 and 150 mm – if the temples are not the correct length and your glasses continue to slip out of position, consider ordering cable temple glasses to hold the glasses in position or order replacement temples for glasses through your eye care provider.

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