high quality frames
High Quality Frames and Spectacle Lenses
Eyeglass frames come in all shapes and sizes. Frames are very similar to automobiles in a way. Most automakers sell a 4 door white sedan, however, all 4 door white sedans do not ride and perform the same. Many of the more expensive automobiles have upgraded engines, transmissions, interiors, and options that make them more pleasant for their owners to drive.
A similar statement can be made about eyeglass frames. Eyeglass frames are made all over the world, and range in price from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars each. All inexpensive frames try to copy the appearance of frames that are of a higher quality, just like less expensive cars try to copy the styling of their higher quality counterparts.
Higher quality frames are made from better metal alloys, have better springs in their hinges, and last significantly longer. In eyewear, the patient generally gets what he pays for, and a high quality frame will fit well and serve the patient for years.
Spectacle lenses are similar to frames in that there are different levels of quality. High quality spectacle lenses are optically clearer, have better scratch and anti glare resistance, and provide a higher level of vision.
No where is this more true than in progressive lenses (no line bifocals). There are many different designs of progressive lenses, but newer, better designs have a wider reading and distance viewing areas and are easier to adapt to. This allows the patient more comfortable useable vision, and less eye fatigue.