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Frame types

With so many stunning frames to choose from, how do you find that perfect one for you?  Check out our summary of the key benefits and watch-outs for different frame types.


Full Rimmed Metal

Benefits:

  • Sturdy design
  • Will be suited to almost every prescription
  • Easily adjusted
  • Available in titanium if wanting a lighter option or have allergies to basic metals.

Watch outs:

  • Not recommended if you are keen on your sports.  Safety first people keep in mind that the nose pad arms on this frame style are not good if you take a knock!
  • If your prescription is on the high side, your lens edge could sit outside of the rim, unless you opt for thinned lenses.


Semi-Rimless Metal

Benefits:

  • Tend to have a metal frame on the top half of the glasses and none on the lower half. This makes them lighter and look more attractive.

Watch outs:

  • Lenses are more exposed and therefore can chip if poorly handled.
  • There will need to be a minimum edge thickness to the lens in order to glaze them. This may mean that plus powered lenses are thicker than when glazed into a full frame.


Rimless Metal

Benefits:

  • Gives the appearance of no glasses worn.
  • Are extremely light

Watch outs:

  • Lenses are more exposed and therefore can chip if poorly handled.
  • Lenses may be thicker than in full rimmed frames in order to glaze them.
  • Difficult to adjust.


Full Rimmed Plastic

Benefits:

  • Sturdy design
  • Will be suited to virtually any prescription
  • Easily adjusted
  • Good for hiding thicker lenses from high prescriptions.

Watch outs:

  • Generally bolder in design, so not the choice for you if you’re after that no-glasses look.


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