All About Them Frames

Gone are the times when wearing a pair of glasses automatically labeled one as a ‘nerd’ or a ‘loser’. The times have changed and so have the purpose and popularity of eyeglasses. It’s almost as if they are saying, “Hey! Remember the good old days when we were made fun of? Well, look at us now. Everyone loves us. Everyone wants to own us”.

Not only are they worn for vision correction, but eyeglasses are also now fashion accessories. They seem to have the ability to cast a spell to transform even the dullest look into something better. It is no surprise, then, that the eyewear industry is growing at a fast and furious pace. From local stores to malls to online retailers, they are everywhere.

Eyewear fashion has become so big that most of the times, we tend to go for just the look alone without much practicality when we purchase a pair. Here, we are going to show you a few important details to know before buying eyeglasses so that you get the perfect yet trendy pair.  So let’s break it down, shall we?

Frame:

Let’s be honest here for a sec and all agree that the frame is what we first look for when buying eyewear; in particular, the color and the style. From squares to rounds, aviator styles to wayfarer shaped ones, cat-eyes or butterfly specs, hexagonal shapes to clubmasters, there are just so many to choose from. It really doesn’t matter which design you choose because they are all in trend and are all quite versatile in their own unique ways.

Lens:

Be someone who only wants the best of everything. You’ve got so many options to choose from. You’ve got your glass lenses or plastic ones, and then there are your polycarbonate lenses and high-index plastic ones. Lens colors available are pretty wide-ranging and bright too, including shades such as grey, rose, yellow, brown, blue, purple, and more. No matter which one you choose, make sure it’s anti-scratch, anti-reflective and UV protected.

Bridge:

On to the bridge! The bridge of a frame spans the space between the two lenses. Keyhole Bridge, Saddle Bridge, Adjustable Bridge and Double Bridge are some of the different types available, based on your requirement. The right bridge size is really important as it goes a long way in making the eyeglasses comfortable to wear. Make sure you’ve got the perfect fit while purchasing your specs.

Temples:

Now, let’s talk temples. Also known as the arms of the frames, these could include earpieces as well (pictured above). If the temples are not the right length, not only will wearing the specs be uncomfortable, it could even get painful for the ears if donned for a long period of time. So, you can see why picking the right length is imperative.

Hinges:

The hinges connect the temples to the front of the frame. The hinges allow the temples to be folded so that the specs can be closed or opened.

Nose Pads:

Nose pads are mounted on the rims on either side of the nose to support the fit. In layman’s terms, they are the white little bits that sit on your nose, helping to wear the specs comfortably.

So, now that you know the different parts of eyeglasses, we hope your eyewear shopping becomes, at least a tad easier. Buying them online is easier and a more effective way to get the right information and also the right pair of spectacles.

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