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How to Choose Lenses for Your Eyeglasses?

How to Choose Lenses for Your Eyeglasses?

How to Choose the Best Lenses for Your Eyeglass?

As much as everyone likes to pick the right frame for their face, the lenses are the most important part of the glasses. Not every lens fits properly in every frame as there are varieties of lenses with different weights and sizes. Below is how to choose the best lenses for your eyeglasses of the three different types of eyewear frames.

Lenses for Rimless Glasses

Lenses for Rimless Glasses - 1

Rimless eyewear’s tend to almost disappear on your face due to a lack of frame material around the lenses. However, it gives quite a great look and is a trending style these days. To secure the frame, holes must be drilled into the lens to mount the bridge and temple directly onto the lens. Unfortunately, many lens materials are not suitable for this type of drilling and mounting because they are prone to cracking. Polycarbonate and Trivex lenses are the most recommended lenses for a rimless frame.

They are impact-resistant lenses which makes them good options for children. These lenses have great benefits of Safety, Lightweight and UV protection. Choosing the appropriate lens material for your rimless glasses will help prolong the life of your rimless glasses.

Lenses for Semi-Rimless Glasses

Lenses for Semi-Rimless Glasses

Lenses in a semi-rimless frame are usually attached/mounted in the upper portion of the frame and are left open at the bottom. However, some rimless glasses contain a thin string of clear nylon cord attached to the upper frame and hold the lenses, hidden in a thin channel that runs to the lenses’ edge. Although these glasses offer more support than fully rimless glasses, not lenses of any weight and thickness will fit on them properly. Heavy lenses tend to fall off easily, while thick lenses do not mount properly. Relatively thin lenses like the High Index 1.61 and 1.67 are the most recommended lenses for a semi-rimless frame. Lenses used on fully rimless lenses are also a good option for semi-rimless lenses.

Lenses for Fully Rimmed Glasses

Lenses for Fully Rimmed Glasses

This category of the frame is unique, more like the best out of other frames. The lenses are fully outlined in a metal or plastic frame, giving the lenses more support, safety and fewer chances of falling. Heavy lenses like those made out of glass can safely fit into the fully rimmed frame. Also, almost any type of lens can go with the rimmed frame, whether heavy or light. 

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One Reply to “How to Choose Lenses for Your Eyeglasses?”

  1. […] As days go on, new styles of glasses come into the market. These glasses trend due to good designs, requests, celebrities and brands. Now that you are all caught up learn how to select the perfect frame here. […]

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