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All About Hand Made Acetate Glasses And Sunglasses

The Acetate Debate It’s time for you to choose some new eyeglasses. You may feel utterly swamped by the vast selection of frames out there. Perhaps you are feeling overloaded with information from your latest Google searches. What is the best material? Why do I keep running into this word “acetate”? Why are the prices so different between acetate glasses? Many glasses are made of acetate. But all acetate eyeglasses are not created equal. Let’s start with the basics. What Are Acetate [...]

How Polarized Lenses Work

Polarized lenses are available in a variety of colors, depending on the material from which the lenses are made. Darker colors provide higher levels of polarization. Sunlight can be absorbed or reflected in several different directions. Sunlight that is bouncing off horizontal surfaces such as water, land, or the hood of a car is usually reflected back in a similar horizontal direction. This reflection produces an agitating source of glare that cannot only create visual discomfort but can also cause a potentially [...]

Diagram of Reading Glasses Parts

Have you experienced confusion in trying to differentiate between the compositional parts of your reading glasses? For instance, can you locate the bridge versus the top bar, the temples versus the end pieces or nose pads versus pad arms? If you answered no, you are not alone. Reading glasses parts and pieces can become confusing for the average wearer to decipher. Peruse our diagram of reading glasses parts for a detailed explanation of the typical pair of eye wear. 1. [...]

Eyeglass Frame Materials

Different eyeglass frame materials greatly expand your options for a new look. While shopping for new eyeglasses or sunglasses, ask your optician for advice about variety in colors, durability, lightness, favorite brands, hypoallergenic materials, uniqueness and price. In fact, finding eyeglasses with the qualities that are most important to you could be as simple as choosing the right frame material because each type has its own unique strengths. Plastic If you want the colors of the rainbow, then zyl (zylonite, or cellulose [...]