Eyeglasses Consist of Various Parts
Eyeglasses are used to correct or improve a variety of vision problems. Whenever someone thinks of a pair of eyeglasses, or simply glasses, they think of a single piece of eyewear that can be placed on the face. However, glasses are composed of various parts, each having an important part to the functionality of the glasses.
These are the part of the glasses that runs alongside the head and extends behind the ears. They have plastic or rubber pieces that cover the end of the temples, called temple tips, which provide comfort behind the ears. The temples are important in securing the glasses to the face.
The hinges are the small mechanisms or end pieces found at the corner of the glasses. These serve two main purposes. It connects the temples to the frame front of the eyeglass and it allows the temples to swing at a 90 degree angle, allowing them to bend outwards when in use and inwards when not in use.
As the name suggests, the frame front is the front part of the glasses. It contains two eye wires or rims that surrounds and supports a glass lens. Glass lenses are made of either glass, plastic or polycarbonate material that contains optical characteristics, specifically designed to address or fix vision problems. The frame front also contains nose pads, which are soft attachments to the frame that supports the rim on the nose while providing comfort.
The bridge is the part of the glasses that connect both rims. It is arched upwards, over the nose, and supports majority of the weight of the glasses. Bridges come in various sizes to accommodate the width of a user’s nose, allowing for a comfortable fit. Glasses may also have a double bridge, which includes a top bar above the regular bridge that provides better reinforcement.
Screws are the smallest components on a pair of glasses, but are extremely important. They are needed to connect the different parts of the glasses. Without them, the temples and frame front would not be connected to the hinges, lenses would not be properly secured into the rims, and nose pads would be loose and sit uncomfortably on the side of the nose.
The next time you look at a pair of glasses, remember that it is comprised of various, smaller parts. These parts can be changed if they become damaged, or if you wish to customize your pair of specs. Dynamic Labs are wholesale distributors of eyeglasses hardware parts. Stores or businesses that want to purchase eyeglass parts should call Dynamic Labs 631-231-7474 or visit their website to view their inventory.