Rimless: Whatever You Want It To Be

By Preston Fassel, BS
Monday, May 16, 2016 2:05 PM

Look! Over there? What's that on his face? It's a square! It's a circle! It's whatever he wants it to be! All right, maybe that's a little sensational (and maybe unwelcome in the wake of a certain loathed Spring blockbuster), but when it comes to rimless glasses, eyewear selection and image making really can be that exciting.

On the Lighter Side: Silhouette’s Urban Lite Collection

By Preston Fassel, BS
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 1:05 PM

With everything going wrong in the world today, wouldn’t it be nice to focus on the lighter side of things? No, I’m not going to go into a comic routine—if you’ve been reading my column here for any length of time, you already know how disastrous that would be. Rather, I’m talking about a lighter frame.

Got A Screw Loose?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 3:00 PM

By Johnna Dukes, ABOC, FNAO

The ABC's of Eyewear Screws for a Beginning Optician
You know that eyeglass frames hold the lenses that correct vision, but have you really considered all there is to know about how they are assembled? One of the main components of a frame is the screw that holds them all together.

Quick Reference - Frame Materials

Monday, November 28, 2011 5:08 PM

Frame materials change the way your patient and their glasses look. For many opticians, describing frame style and material is often more difficult than talking the technical terms used for lenses.



Changing Lenses - Nylon Semi-Rimless

Monday, November 21, 2011 7:21 PM

The parts of semi-rimless frames are easily identified. The important parts are the holes in the ends of the eyewire in which the nylon is looped. The order in which the nylon loops through the holes provides...

Memory Metals

Monday, November 21, 2011 5:59 AM

Shape Memory metals were developed by NASA for the space industry and have been used in a variety of applications like bioengineering, artery and vein reinforcement, as dental wire and, as we know, eyeglass frames.