Are there different types of eyeglasses frames ?

There are lots of different elements to an eyeglasses frame, and various materials can be used. If you want to find out what different types of eyeglasses frames there are, and how glasses can be customised for a perfect size & fit - keep reading!



Frame elements


The frames of a pair of eyeglasses keep the lens in place and secure on your face. The frame can be broken into various elements:

  • Rim: These are on the front section of the frame, and they surround each lens and hold them in place.
  • Bridge: Named like this because of where it sits on your face (the bridge of your nose), it connects the lenses to eachother.
  • Temples: These are made in different lengths and thicknesses, for style and comfort. They have an angled end so that they can be adjusted to fit your head perfectly.



Frame materials


There are lots of different types of materials used to create frames for eyeglasses, and each has their own pros and cons. The most common materials used for creating frames are:


  • Titanium: These glasses are lightweight and flexible, although on the pricier side.
  • Stainless Steel: This is an affordable option if you are shopping for metal frames, and they are still lightweight. However, some people are allergic to the metals (such as nickel) used to make stainless steel so they are not hypoallergenic.
  • Acetate: This is one of the most affordable materials for creating glasses frames - and it is highly desirable due to its ability to be customisable. It is also an earth-friendly material as it is made from plant-based materials. It is also hypoallergenic so everyone can wear acetate frames without fear of being allergic.