Components of a Designer Eyewear Frame

Basics of designer eyewear | Lenses | EyeWearThese

The lenses (highlighted in green) are a vital feature of any eyewear, adding strength to the frame construction and arguably the most crucial component as the existence of the frame is to house the lenses. Read more about lenses

Basics of designer eyewear | Bridge | EyeWearThese

The bridge (highlighted in green) is a structural element in the components of a frame. Designed to house the gap between the left and right eyes, the bridge can be made of one or numerous materials and change in size depending on the target audience of the frame. The larger the bridge, the wider or larger the wearer's nose can be to ensure a comfortable fit. Read more about the bridge

Basics of designer eyewear | Top-Bar | EyeWearThese

The Top-Bar (highlighted in green) is cosmetic to the frame, however, where a top-bar is used the top-bar becomes an essential element in the strength of the frames overall construction. The top-bar can be made of one or numerous materials and change in size depending on the design of the frame. Read more about the top-bar

Basics of designer eyewear | Nose Pad Arms | EyeWearThese

The Nose-Pad Arms (highlighted in green) is a structural component to house the pads that provide the wearer with comfort when wearing the frame. Not all eyewear has nose-pad arms. Read more about nose-pad arms

Basics of designer eyewear | Nose Pads | EyeWearThese

The Nose-Pads (highlighted in green) principally, are for comfort. For the frame to sit level on the face, the wearer has the choice of fixed nose pads, such as those found on a plastic frame, or adjustable pads. The pads are constructed from a variety of materials depending greatly on the manufacturer and vary in size and colour. Read more about nose-pads

Basics of designer eyewear | Rims | EyeWearThese

The Rims (highlighted in green) house the lenses to the frame. Rims are a non-essential element to a frame as the lenses can be drilled and fixed without using rims, however, rims are used in the design of the frame providing color and substance. Read more about rims

Basics of designer eyewear | End Pieces | EyeWearThese

The End-Pieces (highlighted in green) are principally used to extend the width of the frame.

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Basics of designer eyewear | Hinges | EyeWearThese

Hinges (highlighted in green) have a simple role to play in the construction of a frame, and this is to fix the temples to the front of the frame. Hinge construction varies greatly depending on the manufacturer and is often used to increase performance in fit. Read more about hinges

Basics of designer eyewear | Temples | EyeWearThese

Temples (highlighted in green) are an essential element in the construction of the frame serving to add-stability and aid comfort. Often called 'arms' the temples can be of varying size, material and colour and is the preferred location for most designer brands to house the brand's logo. Read more about temples

Basics of designer eyewear | Temple Tips | EyeWearThese

Temple Tips (highlighted in green) aid strength to the temples, aid in comfort and provide designers with an opportunity to add colour to the frame. Temple tip designs vary greatly depending on the manufacturer for both materials used, and shape as they are design elements. Read more about temple tips

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