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The Decisive Buying Guide

KNOW YOUR

EYEGLASSES

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:

  • 1.  Parts of an Eyeglass
  • 2.  Frame Sizes
  • 3.  Frame Shapes and Human Faces
  • 4.  Materials of Eyeglass Frames
  • 5.  Lens Coatings
  • 6.  Kind of Prescriptions (Rx)

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.

Eyeglass Part

The Eyeglasses Parts Explained

THE FRONT

Glass Front

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.

LENS

Lens

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.

TEMPLE ARM

Temple Arm

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.

BRIDGE

Bridge

This is the zone between the lenses that goes over the nose and it connects the two eyepieces together.

NOSE PADS

Nose Pad

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.

HINGE

Hindge

Hinges join the frame front to the temples. Traditionally crafted eyeglasses feature a conventional hinge, while more technically advanced one uses spring-loaded hinges.

Frame Sizes

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

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!

Frame Shape Vs Face Shape

How do you determine your face shapes?

There are three major key aspects to find out the shape of your face.

  • Length of your face
  • Broadest part of your face
  • Shape of the Jawbone

Predicated on the above aspects your face shapes could be determined as below:

Face Size

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!

What frame shape suits me?

Oval Round Rectangle Wayfarer Cat's eye Butterfly Square Club Master Aviator Wrap
Oval Round Rectangle Wayfarer Cat's eye Butterfly Square Club Master Aviator Wrap
Face Oval Oval
OVAL
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Face Round Round
ROUND
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Face Square Square
SQUARE
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Face Rectangle Rectangle
RECTANGLE
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Face Diamond Diamond
DIAMOND
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Face Triangle triangle
TRIANGLE
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Face Inverted Triangle Triangle Down
BASE DOWN TRIANGLE
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Face Heart Heart
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Face Oblong Round Square
OBLONG
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Frame Materials

Though frames are made from numerous materials, the rudimentary materials are metal and plastic.

Frame Type

A comparision of Frame Materials

material

Light

Flexible

Durable

Hypoallergenic

CorrosionResistant

FitComfort

Plastic
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Metal
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Others
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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.

Lens Coating
The Lens Coatings & Tinting Explained

Underneath are few classes of coatings that you could explore in our wide array of eyeglasses...

Triano UV Protect Coating

Coat 1

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.

  • PureTop Layer
  • UV Filter Layer
  • StayCIean Layer
  • Anti-Reflective Layer
  • Anti-Scratch Layer

Triano BlueWall Coating

Coat 2

BluWall is a coating protect your eyes from harmful blue-violet light of LEDs as well as TV, Computer or Tablet Screens.

  • PureTop Layer
  • Blue Filter Layer
  • Stay-Clean Layer
  • Anti-Reflective Layer
  • Anti-Scratch Layer

Triano LifeLong Coating

Coat 3

Longer lifespan of your lenses. Clearer, more relaxed vision…thanks to glare reduction.

  • PureTop Layer
  • UV Filter Layer
  • Blue Filter Layer
  • Stay-Clean Layer
  • Anti-Reflective Layer
  • Anti-Scratch Layer

AR Coating

ARCoating

Anti-reflective coating is a thin multi-layer coating that eradicates glare from the front and back surfaces of lenses.

Hard Coating

HardCoating

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.

Hard Multi Coating

HardCoating

It is a combination of AR Coating and Hard Coating.

Mirror Coating

MirrorCoating

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.

Tinting

Tinting

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.

Prescription Types

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.

Prescription Type

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

Rx Single

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

Rx Bifocal

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

Rx Progressive

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.