We are pleased to offer a wide range of designer and branded spectacle frames to all our clientele. All our products have warranty and quality assurance. Come to Bara Medical Center to make your selection. We can also order to your taste.

Interesting information about frames in general

The materials used in the production of modern spectacle frames are plastic, metal, or a combination of the two. Manufacturers select materials that are cost effective, adjust easily, offer safety and workability, hold the lenses properly, and resist breakage, corrosion, and heat.

There are three common types of standard frame designs.

  • The full frame
  • The semi rimless frame
  • The rimless frame

Terms used when fitting frames

  • Frame front: Front part of the eyeglass frame that holds the lenses in place and bridges the top of the nose.
  • Eye wires (rims): Part of the frame front into which the lenses are inserted.
  • Bridge: The area between the lenses that goes over the nose and supports 90 percent of the weight of the eyeglasses.
  • End pieces: Extensions of the frame front to which the temples are attached.
  • Hinges: Part of the frame that connects the frame front to the temples and allows the temples to swing.
  • Temples: Parts of the frame that extend over and/or behind the ears to help hold the frame in place.
  • Nose pads: Plastic pieces that may be attached directly to the frame or to pad arms. They help keep the frame in its proper position.
  • Pad arms: Attachments that hold the nose pads in place and allow adjustments to help conform to the patient’s bridge.
  • Top bar: A reinforcing bar that crosses the top of the glasses on some metal frames, popular in aviator glasses.
  • Temple tips: Plastic coatings that often cover the ends of the temples behind and/or over the ears.
    • Skull temples are the most popular for plastic frames. They are bent down slightly over the ear and follow the contour of the skull.
    • Comfort-cable temples hook behind the ear with a flexible metal cable and are good for children’s glasses and for sport safety glasses.
    • Riding bow temples are similar to comfort-cables, except they are rigid and made of plastic.
    • Spring-hinged temples include hidden springs in the hinges that help keep the frame from slipping. They are sometimes more expensive, but usually more resistant to breakage.
    • Library (or paddle) temples are straight, so they can be slipped on and off easily. They are often used in reading glasses.