Rimless eyeglasses have been around for years. Since there is no bulky metal or plastic frame, rimless glasses are the lightest type of eyewear option. People who want a more sophisticated, unobtrusive look from their eyewear tend to choose rimless glasses.
What are rimless frames?
Rimless eyewear refers to eyeglasses with no frame going around the lenses. The lenses are joined together with a nosepiece and legs. Since there is no frame, the eyeglasses are extremely lightweight and comfortable. The nose pads leave no telltale dents in the skin as there is less frame material resting on the face.
Why choose rimless frames?
Rimless eyewear is popular because it is more comfortable, lightweight, and inconspicuous than heavier plastic and metal frames. Rimless glasses cover the least amount of the face and the eyes, making it ideal for those who do not want to hide behind glasses. Teachers, business professionals, and politicians who want to avoid the distraction of noticeable eyeglass frames often favor this style.
Benefits of rimless frames
Rimless frames have the following benefits:
They have a more sophisticated, clean look.
They do not cover the face and eyes.
They are extremely lightweight and comfortable.
They are durable.
They come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
They can be customized with all types of lens prescriptions.
They can be more budget-friendly than metal or plastic framed eyewear.
They never go out of fashion.
Problems associated with rimless frames
Drilled rimless eyewear is more delicate than full frame eyeglasses, so rimless frames are not suited for people with extremely active lifestyles (as well as children). More care is required when it comes to wearing and storing rimless eyeglasses. People who require thick eyeglass lenses may want to avoid rimless styles because they tend to emphasize the thickness of the lens.