Standard issue eyewear for all US Armed Forces, these durable plastic eyeglass frames are manufactured by Rochester Optical. The R-5A is a stylish alternative to the BCGs (Birth Control Glasses), the former "standard issue" frames.

These unisex rectangle shaped frames feature spring hinges for added comfort and provide enough room for a digital progressive (no-line bifocal) lens. You will find the R-5As to be stylish, comfortable, and durable.

This frame is available in Black and Brown.

Sunclips and Temple Replacement Kits are available for this frame.

If you have a specific size request, please select "Custom Size" from the drop-down menu, and enter it in the comment section during checkout. We will try to match your desired size to the best of our ability.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Derek Johnson
Quality Service and Product

I needed a pair of customized frames since “standard-size temples” (up to 145mm) generally are too short for a comfortable fit. Frame of choice fit out a pair of perfectly fitting frames for what I’ve been looking for for a long time. They sent me a couple sample pairs first, then proceeded to get the order exactly right. Furthermore, I must say it was a pleasure to deal with the salespeople by phone call. In this day and age when companies big and small are hiding behind robots that can hardly get beyond the most basic inquiry, Frame of Choice actually answers the phone and gets right to the problem—and with a satisfying solution! Shop with Frame of Choice!
Derek (once and future customer!)

Thank you for your review, Derek! We're thrilled to hear that our team at Frame of Choice could provide you with the perfect fitting frames and a pleasant, personalized shopping experience. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again in the future!

R-5A Eyeglass Frames

I love these eyeglasses. Very slim and attractive fit, hard to explain. They feel flimsy and cheap but they're durable henceforth why they are the new standard issue eyeglass for all US military personnel. That and they're cheap so if they do break it's much easier to get a new pair. I love these eyeglasses and I love this company and the customer service/support. I, like a foolish individual did not double check my order before clicking submit and finalizing my order/purchase and ended up order the wrong size. Upon arrival they did not fit and therefore were slight too snug and obviously so as they were pushing out the temples and also messed up the vision in the lenses. I reached out to the company to try to get it resolved and they made a new order and sent them out to me at no charge and said to just keep the pair I had because I'm assuming they'd have no use for them since they're RX and would simply get scrapped. Granted that's what I'm doing with them, I'll recycle responsibly. But again new order made and sent at no cost to me, I told them they will have a life long customer and I meant it. Especially like how they sell standard military issued eyeglasses. I can speak from personal experience having been at RTC in Chico for the Navy Reserve at the start of this year (2024) that the R-5As are in fact the standard issue. Same brand and all. Frame of Choice is legit. For military personnel or folks who like military stuff in general as you can rock the standard issue eyeglass if you have RX or for anyone. Thank you guys so much for the 5 star service and quality. God bless.

Hello Nicholas!

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you love your eyeglasses and that they've become the new standard issue for US military personnel. It's unfortunate for the inconvenience you faced with the sizing issue, but we're delighted that our customer service team was able to swiftly resolve the issue by sending you a new pair at no extra cost. Ensuring your satisfaction is our top priority, and we're grateful for your understanding and loyalty.


Excellent product and customer service.

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Frames only orders are shipped within 1-2 business days. Most prescription orders are made within 5-7 business days. Allow an additional day for domestic overnight shipping via UPS.