Comfortable but stylish glasses

Eyeglass frame for women

Four-eyes has always been a very popular insult among kids, and all because it was not yet known that glasses, beyond their practical function, would also become a stylish accessory, able to redefine and beautify the face of the wearer. Apart from the lens and its thickness, what really makes the difference in these terms […]


Four-eyes has always been a very popular insult among kids, and all because it was not yet known that glasses, beyond their practical function, would also become a stylish accessory, able to redefine and beautify the face of the wearer. Apart from the lens and its thickness, what really makes the difference in these terms is the eyeglass frame. But let’s get right to what we’re talking about.

What are spectacle frames and what are they used for

Eyeglass frames are the frames of eyeglasses. This is the space reserved for the housing of the lenses and which allows us to place the glasses on our ears. Without spectacle frames, we would only have lenses that we would have to place directly on the face, without any support other than that of our hands.

Rimless eyeglass frame
Rimless eyeglass frame

A bit like what happened in the Victorian era with the monocle in vogue among the upper-middle-class…but with the difficulty of use doubled as it would take up both hands like binoculars! Over the years and with the multiplication of materials available in the optical field, the types of frames for glasses have also multiplied. Let’s briefly see what they are and how they are made.

Types of eyeglass frames

Choosing the perfect pair of glasses should be a fun and rewarding experience! But how can you choose from all the different types of eyeglass frames out there? There aren’t a few, but we’re sure you’ll find the ones that suit your needs and are more in your wheelhouse.

How to choose the best glasses and frames for your face shape

For example, are you looking for the bold look of a full-frame or the minimalism of a pair of rimless glasses? Or do you want a suitable middle ground at all times? Let’s see how you can better understand what’s right for you.

Full Rim Eyewear Frames

If a bold style is what you’re looking for, full-rim eyeglass frames might be the best choice. These frames fully enclose the lenses creating a sturdy yet stylish pair of glasses.

Full rim eyeglass frame
Full rim eyeglass frame

Available in all frame materials from acetate to plastic, metal to titanium, full rim glasses always make a style statement without sacrificing practicality and durability and come in an endless variety of styles, colors, and sizes.

Frameless or prescription eyeglasses

Frameless eyewear frames are the best choice for those who prefer a minimalist and elegant look. Lightweight and modern, rimless glasses offer plenty of style without being obtrusive. The only extra lens elements, that are the temples, nose bridge, and hinges. These frames keep a low profile on your face without any special design elements or bulky materials. They are also produced in various metals, including titanium.

Partial or half-moon frame glasses

If you’re looking for a middle ground between the models just described, eyeglass frames known as semi-rimless may be the best choice. These hybrid eyeglass frames combine the minimalism of the prescription frame with the durability of the full rim. They are lighter than full-rim models but bolder than rimless eyeglasses. In general, this is a classic model.

Glasses frames with a low bridge

A couple of words should be spent on the models of low bridge eyeglass frames, the salvation of those who can not stand that the glasses slip on the nose. These frames are perfect for people with small noses and no goblets to help hold the glasses firmly in place. The low bridge is fitted to various types of eyeglass frames, so take into account that if you are interested as an option, it would be good to ask your optician that you would want the bridge this way regardless of the type of eyeglass frame.

Eyeglass frames for every occasion

As we have seen the types of eyeglass frames lend themselves well to different types of occasions and personal styles. While prescription frames offer a clean, minimalist look perfect for the office, full-rim frames are perfect for those who want more substance. Semi-rimless frames can fall on either side of the spectrum. Our advice is to not be afraid to try on more than one different type to make sure the fit and shape are right for you!

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