Glasses Frame Types
When shopping for the perfect pair of glasses, one of the first things to consider is frame type. There are three basic frame types; full frame, semi-rimless and rimless. With unique characteristics, each frame type provides a different look and feel.
When a frame fully outlines the lenses, the glasses are considered full frame. Full frames are a good option if you are looking to highlight your eyes. These frames are the most sturdy and are the best option to accommodate higher prescriptions that require thicker lenses.
Semi-rimless frames outline the top portion of the lens and help accentuate the upper half of your face. These frames offer a sophisticated appearance with a lightweight feel and superior comfort. With the lenses being half exposed, they are more susceptible to chips and cracks.
Exactly as it sounds, rimless glasses come without rims. These frames are composed of just the temples and nose bridge. A little more delicate than other frame types, rimless frames provide the largest field of vision and are also the most lightweight option.