Category: Types of Frames

How to Find Glasses with Long Temples and Normal Lens Dimensions.

Where to find glasses with long temples and normal lens dimensions?

When looking to find glasses with long temples the first thing to do is check the measurements on the pair that you own. This is important – confirm the size you think you need. I have noticed even when buying from a traditional store where an optical will do the fitting it’s easy to get the wrong size. Thus having the wrong idea of what you need in your mind. So check your favourite fitting glasses for size.

 

Rectangle glasses

Make Sure You Have the Right Eyeglass Frames Measurement

Even if they are fashion glasses (or sunglasses) you will be able to either read the measurement on the glasses. If you look carefully on the inner arm you will see the measurements 50- 19- 145 these measurements indicate the width of the lenses- the bridge width and finally the temple length in mm.

Once you know your measurements then you can figure out which sizes are good will work.

Every eyewear store has their own definition as to what is classified as small, medium and large – but they are somewhat close to each other (this is no different in clothing either, by the way)

At  my online prescription glasses store we determine size primarily by the width of the frame:

118mm-129mm  Small

130mm-139mm  Medium

140+                   Large

 

Finding Glasses with Long Temples

Now that you know about the measurements it will be easier to know what to look for.

To find the right size is now much easier. Most online or traditional eyeglasses stores will most definitely carry temple lengths that are consistent with larger sizes (and they may be slightly different than sizes mentioned above). Temples that are longer than 140mm, for example, will most likely have a frame width that is also on the bigger size. But let’s say you your ears are more set back – but you face is on the smaller side.  No problem simply looking through and finding frames that have longer than 140mm or whatever length size you need is easily done at most store.

At Eyewear Insight you can simply move your mouse over the style you are browsing and check the full dimensions.  As you can see all the relevant measurements are right at your fingertips.

In Conclusion

  • Before you pick your frames make sure you have the measurements of the frames that already fit you well.
  • Go to the basic size you need and then drill down to find the frame you like with the dimensions you need.
  • It really is not unusual to find frames with longer temples. It just takes a little precision in your search technique.
  • Most online stores make it easy to find this information – if you need very unusual set of dimensions then going to a brick and mortar store would probably be very helpful.

 

 

 

 

 

Aviators You Must Sport For 2018

Pilot Glasses“, “Cop Glasses”,  “Aviators” are some of the names that are attached to the tear-shaped one-of-a-kind shape that has been an icon in the eyewear industries since forever. And when you want to look hot, badass or just plain trendy these are the perfect frames.

With the sun (or snow for that matter) in your eyes, wearing one of the hippest styles of the last two seasons ( and still going strong on the designer runways for Spring 2018) is a must and easily done. These frames are now pretty much  a staple in the wardrobe of the elite fashionista.

Gucci Aviators with Tint
Gucci Aviators with Tint

Whether you wear them clear ala the 70’s – as clear (or prescription) glasses or with a bit more modern styling rather than retro – in light blue, yellow or rose or get them mirrored.

“Pilot Glasses” are definitely a must-have with any 70’s or 80’s type dressage, and what with these-cheap glasses (but great quality) available you can’t go wrong.

You can rock YOUR style the way YOU like it. Since all the frames at Eyewear Insight can be made into sunglasses, it’s easy to pick and customize your glasses!

Modern Styles

Some of the the modern styles are so much fun, mixed materials like this one with acetate and stainless steel, these not only give interest in the coloring and contrast but functionally take advantage of the best that each material has to offer. Like the light weightedness of acetate and the vivid coloring with the tenacity and resilience of metals. Others are studded with Rhinestones (think Louis Vutton yet way cheaper) added for flair and styling that is definetly not understated – but more like like “stepping out with something to say” are just some of the examples of what is avalible in these styles.

Double bar aviators
Double Bar Aviators
Gold Classic Aviators
Gold Classic Aviators
Red - Rhinestone aviators
Rhinestone Mirrored Aviators
Polarized Aviator Sunglasses
Polarized Aviator Sunglasses
Mirrored Sunglasses - Aviators
Mirrored Sunglasses – Aviators

In Conclusion

Take a chance if you haven’t already update your look with any or pick from these cheap glasses – prescription sunglasses and check out the many ways to have fun with your style.

To see a short list of Aviator frames Continue reading “Aviators You Must Sport For 2018”

Titanium – Rimless Titanium Eyeglasses

Surprising though it maybe Titanium is the 9th most abundant element on the planet!

Lightweight, comfortable, hypo-allergenic and durable when wearing, especially rimless titanium eyeglasses , frames made from titanium are 48% lighter in weight than frames made of conventional metal eyeframes like Monel.

Rimless Titanium Eyeglasses
Rimless Titanium Eyeglasses

Heavier frames can cause pressure on the side of the nose and the bridge, as well as on the tops and behind the ears. The lightness of titanium also makes them a perfect transition from wearing contact lenses. Especially, the rimless titanium eyeglasses give the appearance of “nothing there” and makes the frames very comfortable.

Titanium has been a major player in medical and dental device pars, sporting goods, cosmetics as well as eyeglass frames. It is estimated that 10% of the population is allergic to metal, therefore, titanium being a hypo-allergenic material makes it a great choice when used on our skin.

The allergic reactions to metals such as Nickel include a wide range from asthma, sinusitis, skin rashes or eczema to dermatitis. Although it is advised that you visit a doctor to get a clear picture, the experience of red and inflamed skin along the side of the nose or the ear could be as a result of such allergies.

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Titanium, 22Ti

 

Titanium also resists breakage under normal use longer than any other frame material. Though not indestructible, these eyeglasses frames are resilient and hold up against corrosion as a result of prolonged exposure to oxygen.

 

Rimmed Glasses

One of the most popular trends in glasses continue to be the rimmed glasses (or full rim glasses). It’s so great to see that people that don’t even wear glasses have jumped on the band wagon of eyeglass wearers…wearing “fashion glasses” to be part of the trend.

Rimmed glasses come in so many varieties and shapes it gives room for so much creativity with ones looks.

  • The thick black frames are very strong and give a strong message. Available in in many shapes but the most popular being the square “nerd glasses” type. These have been adorned by celebs as well as all our fashion mavens and still continue to appear on the runways.

These are classic styles that have been around for years they express a certainty and

Matt Bomer Thick Rimmed Glasses
Actor Matthew Bomer

confidence; that comes from knowing you are visible very visible and you have no problem with that. Frames like these are versatile and can express many different feelings/looks.Lucy/Haely Thick rimmed glasses

Great for an evening out in a simple black suit as we see Matt. Or great for the casual hip jeans days.

 

  • Cateye frames with thinner and lighter rims these are more demur yet alluring and very sexy. Often with some type of bling…mostly for ladies but heck not out of the question for men. This is also a classically inspired style from the 1950s and ’60s and continues to show up on the runways in all types of ways. Cateyes bring on a very catchey look that evokes reaction; and what’s great is that you can even find the softer cat eyes as well as the ones with really sharp lines.
Cateye glasses
Cateye glasses

 

 

  • Round glasses are another version these can come in the rimless glasses version or with lighter and much thinner rimmed frames: Ala John Lennon, Harry Potter. In this shape there also many updated and modern interpretation that are fun and easy to wear but one must be sure that the face is not already too round! Wearing round glasses with a round face is not at all flattering and a mistake to be avoided. Then there are the rounded yet more horn-rimmed shapes that are  the Great Gatsby inspired…more racy yet very retro.

Rimless Glasses

rimless eyeglasses for women
Jennifer Aniston wearing round rimless glasses

One of the most popular styles that have been all the rage for the past few years  are rimless glasses and although they are moving up and down the trend ladder they are still a valid choice for those who have worn glasses for years.

If you are now able to have several pair of glasses you can see the benefit of these light and airy glasses that are perfect for some hot summer days or when playing sports. Some come in titanium and are very flexible yet durable, while still allowing a full field of vision.

These rimless glasses come with a huge selection of lenses shapes and can be customized in many ways to please the wearer. There are round lenses, more square as well as rectangular, larger and smaller, etc. This makes these frames a really easy choice for all face shapes and fashion expressions.

One of the big advantages of rimless frames, besides being very light and having the “almost not there” feel, is that they don’t border your face or disturb the natural lines of your face allowing for a very nicely made up face…be it with great makeup or any other experimental adornment.

You can further customize these glasses by having a tint..solid tint (same color on the whole lenses) or a gradient tint (dark at the top getting gradually lighter) that will give the glasses more flare and style.

mens rimless eyeglassesAdding to your style and flair is easy with rimless glasses. Enjoy a simplicity so that you can enhance your natural beauty by letting your eyeglasses take the back seat for today! A simple and easy solution to chanRimless Glassesging your style and giving variety to your look these types of frames in easy to blend colors or again you can pick something more bold.