Yare to buy an eyeglass? Do you have a conception about what type of eyeglasses to be purchased? What are the shapes and sizes idyllic for you? What is the shape of your face or how to determine it? What are the components of an eyeglass? Eyeglass frames are composed of what materials and its pro and cons? What are the lens options available to opt for? A series of questions might scare you! Here, we summaries few key points to make your selection one of the bests.
Let us have a guided walk-through on few points charted underneath:
Parts of an Eyeglass
A consummate eyeglass is composed of chunk of components range from screw to lenses. A clear understanding of such components is helpful when you shop for an eyeglass.
The Eyeglasses Parts Explained
It is built with two eyepieces connected by the bridge. The main purpose of frame front is to hold the lenses and it is considered as the main part of an eyeglass.
The main component of an eyeglass precisely composed of either glass or plastic to rectify refractive errors. It is withal enriched with few kinds of coatings depend upon the desideratum.
It is the long arms on the sides of the frame that outspread from the hinge and over the ears to keep the eyewear on the wearer's face. Earpieces that are made of plastic or silicone are fixed to the cessation of temples to ensure comfort for the wearers.
This is the zone between the lenses that goes over the nose and it connects the two eyepieces together.
It is one of the most diminutive visible components of an eyeglass composed of plastic or silicone materials to ascertain the comfortable reposing and congruous situating of the lenses on the wearers nose.
Hinges join the frame front to the temples. Traditionally crafted eyeglasses feature a conventional hinge, while more technically advanced one uses spring-loaded hinges.
What do those numbers inside your eyeglasses mean? These are the key measurements that constitute the size of your Eyeglasses and it must be conscientiously culled for the best fit.
Frame Shape Vs Face Shape
Humans, the result of nature’s biological evolution gifted with sundry face shapes! It’s cumbersome to cull the right shape of eyeglasses according to the shape of everyone’s face!
How do you determine your face shapes?
There are three major key aspects to find out the shape of your face.
Predicated on the above aspects your face shapes could be determined as below:
Oval Face Shape
Round Face Shape
Square Face Shape
Rectangle Face Shape
Diamond Face Shape
Base-Up or Inverted Triangle
Oblong Face Shape
One of the impeccable face shapes due to its well-adjusted proportions. For a balanced match, probe for an eyeglass frame that is as much as large as the width of the widest part of the face. Most of the frame shapes will complement this face shape!
When the vertical to horizontal proportions are equal it is called a round face shape having round chin and hairline. The recommended frame shapes are square, rectangular and aviator.
The Square shaped face conventionally has a strong square jawline with a wider forehead and have relatively straight sides. Round or Oval frames shapes will balance such face shapes.
It is a mix of long and square shaped face has strong square jawline with a wider forehead and have relatively straight sides. Round or Oval frames shapes will balance such face shapes.
The Diamond-shaped faces have broad cheekbones with narrow forehead and jawline. Oval, Cat-eye, Rimless frames etc. are of best choices for such face shapes.
Base-Down Triangle face shape has a narrow forehead which widens down to constitute wider chin. Try frames that are Cat-Eye, rectangle or oval shaped.
Base-Up Triangle face shape has a wider forehead which narrow down to constitute smaller chin. Try frames that are wider at the bottom side.
Heart shaped faces have pointed chin and wider forehead. Round, Cat Eye, or square shaped frames suit to such face shapes.
An oblong face is longer and narrower with graciously tapered oval jawline. Often it is referred as Rectangular shape as well. Oval, Round, Wayfarer, Club master, Aviator etc. are best choice for such face shapes.
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BASE DOWN TRIANGLE
Though frames are made from numerous materials, the rudimentary materials are metal and plastic.
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Lens Coatings & Tinting
To exploit visual precision, premium ophthalmic lenses cumulate numerous layers of sundry coatings during the manufacturing process of lenses. It in fact enhances the performance as well as the durability of eyeglass lenses. We at ‘Barakat Optical’ uses such coatings utilizing advanced technologies.
Underneath are few classes of coatings that you could explore in our wide array of eyeglasses...
UV can be harmful and has been linked to cataracts and other eye disorders and diseases. It prevents the UV from aging and damaging the eyes.
BluWall is a coating protect your eyes from harmful blue-violet light of LEDs as well as TV, Computer or Tablet Screens.
Longer lifespan of your lenses. Clearer, more relaxed vision…thanks to glare reduction.
Anti-reflective coating is a thin multi-layer coating that eradicates glare from the front and back surfaces of lenses.
Superior coatings with a hard polish harmonised to the material not only enhance the scratch resistance of the lenses, they also guarantee persistent visual quality and elongate resilience.
It is a combination of AR Coating and Hard Coating.
It’s for those who look for a cosmetic lens that allows the eyes to remain hidden. Coating options are available in silver, gold, blue, Red & Green colours.
For sunglasses we offer Solid or Gradient Tinting solutions of the choice of your colour adoptions. With the aid of distinct heating and cooling process as well as utilizing chemical substances the colour is transferred inside the lens.
The main component of an eyeglass is Prescription Lenses that provide sharp & crisp vision to the wearer. Several types of prescription lenses that are available to address your vision rectification depends upon whether you are Nearsighted or Farsighted.
Types of Prescriptions (Rx) Explained
Though there are many prescription types are available, below three are the prevalent sorts and is adequate to address your rectification needs.
Single vision prescription lenses are habituated to rectify a single vision quandary such as Nearsightedness (Myopia), Farsightedness (Hyperopia) & Astigmatism. These lenses entirely contain a single power only.
Bi-Focal prescription lenses are habituated to rectify Presbyopia (An age-cognate vision disorder results in gradually worsening the ability to focus close objects). This type of prescription contains two prescriptions within the same lens. The eyeglass lens is fragmented into two segments; the upper part is for distance vision and the lower part is for reading/near vision.
Progressive prescription lenses are habituated to rectify Presbyopia (An age-cognate vision disorder results in gradually worsening the ability to focus close objects). Progressives are multifocal lenses that comprise three main fields of vision that include reading, intermediate and distance. These lenses do not have a visible line between field of visions.