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Top-Bar (understanding the basics of eyewear)

Understanding the basics of designer eyewear will enable you to buy online with confidence and avoid purchasing errors. In this guide, we look at the top-bar, the role the top-bar plays on a designer frame and the benefits to you, the user.

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A Top-Bar is cosmetic. A Top-Bar isn’t always used in a frame, but when it is, it is essential to adding strength to the overall frame and it’s construction.

The Top-Bar mainly features within an aviator style. A Top-Bar features more prominently on older designs or those echoing the designs of the past. Top-Bars can transform an optical frame into prescription sunglasses. In some cases, the Top-Bar serves as a way to attach clip on lenses to. Thus turning glasses into sunglasses without transitional lenses.


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Basics of Designer Eyewear – Top-Bar