Choosing frames

When entering an optics store you are faced with a wide range of frames to choose from. Where do you start? What kind of frames will suit you? These are difficult decisions for many to make. Well-chosen frames will ensure comfort when it comes to wearing glasses and quality when it comes to seeing. In addition, nice frames work as an accessory that compliments the wearer. Below we will give you the answers to questions that often arise in optics stores.

What should I bear in mind when selecting frames?
When it comes to how the frames fit, the right size, the length of the arms and how the frames sit on the nose are important. Frames that are too big may slip off while being worn, and if they are too small you might put too much pressure on the arms. The arms should reach nicely behind the ears and keep the glasses comfortably in place. Those who have allergies to metals or other materials should definitely mention this when choosing frames. People allergic to nickel should opt for titanium, plastic or 100% allergy-free frames. In the case of a silicone allergy, the frames should be plastic or come with allergy-free nose pads.
When selecting the shape and colour of the frames, you should consider your personal style and taste. Here our customer consultants and optometrists can be of help in choosing frames that suit you.
Your prescription also plays a part when selecting frames and often determines the frames of choice. For example, with progressive, bifocal and office work lenses it is best to avoid very small frames so as for the optical parts of the lenses to fit into the frames without issues.

What kind of frames will suit my face?
Well-chosen frames compliment the person and bring out their beauty. If you have not worn glasses before, it is best to try frames in different styles; after that it is easier to find a more narrow style or direction that you are interested in or that matches your personality. For example, square frames make the facial structures seem harder, while oval ones make them seem softer. The most important thing is to have the courage to try different options. Our customer consultants will also be able to advise you.

What is the difference between men’s and women’s frames?
Men’s frames are usually larger and with a more defined design. The shapes are often more square and the upper front part is straight. With women’s frames, curved and smooth lines and decorations and jewels tend to be used more often. In addition, there are also frames which suit both men and women. These are usually classic or athletic frames.

What are the advantages and differences of plastic and metal frames?
Metal frames have nose pads that can be adjusted slightly for a better fit; plastic frames do not usually have them, so you have to be careful to ensure that the frames sit firmly on the nose because further adjustments cannot be made. In case of breaking, metal frames are more likely to be able to be fixed by laser welding, for example, than plastic frames. In addition, it is possible to bend a deformed but high-quality metal frame back into its original shape.
Plastic frames, however, are a good choice for those with metal allergies, as they contain very few metal details. In addition, it is possible to use more colours with plastic frames and achieve trendy solutions.

Can I put new lenses in my current frames?
Generally this is possible, but we can only provide a definitive answer once we have seen the frames in question. The frames must be the right shape (not deformed), the material in good condition (old hardened plastic frames are fragile) and metal frames must have a place for a screw to open the lens gap.

Can I put the lenses of my current glasses into new frames?
This is technically possible if the new frame is of the same model or significantly smaller.

Why do some frames cost 30 euros but others cost 300?
Different spectacle frame companies use different materials and production principles when making frames. The price depends on the quality and cost of the material, the quantity of production and the technology used in production. Also, it depends on whether the glasses are designed focusing on everyday needs or high fashion. Therefore designer frames made from durable materials that have passed high-level quality controls and been produced using complex production technology are somewhat more expensive than frames made in large quantities from simpler materials. The price of the frames is also affected by their final finish. Better metal frame finishes use up to seven layers of surface treatment, the colour of the frame lasts longer and the effect of the metal will not come through from under the layers of paint and polish. Plastic frames, however, are less expensive because they are generally made by pouring the plastic into a mould. Quality glasses are milled from plastic plate, which ensures that the frames are more durable and do not deform as quickly.

What should I bear in mind when selecting frames?

When it comes to how the frames fit, the right size, the length of the arms and how the frames sit on the nose are important. Frames that are too big may slip off while being worn, and if they are too small you might put too much pressure on the arms. The arms should reach nicely behind the ears and keep the glasses comfortably in place. Those who have allergies to metals or other materials should definitely mention this when choosing frames. People allergic to nickel should opt for titanium, plastic or 100% allergy-free frames. In the case of a silicone allergy, the frames should be plastic or come with allergy-free nose pads.

When selecting the shape and colour of the frames, you should consider your personal style and taste. Here our customer consultants and optometrists can be of help in choosing frames that suit you.

Your prescription also plays a part when selecting frames and often determines the frames of choice. For example, with progressive, bifocal and office work lenses it is best to avoid very small frames so as for the optical parts of the lenses to fit into the frames without issues.

What kind of frames will suit my face?

Well-chosen frames compliment the person and bring out their beauty. If you have not worn glasses before, it is best to try frames in different styles; after that it is easier to find a more narrow style or direction that you are interested in or that matches your personality. For example, square frames make the facial structures seem harder, while oval ones make them seem softer. The most important thing is to have the courage to try different options. Our customer consultants will also be able to advise you.

What is the difference between men’s and women’s frames?

Men’s frames are usually larger and with a more defined design. The shapes are often more square and the upper front part is straight. With women’s frames, curved and smooth lines and decorations and jewels tend to be used more often. In addition, there are also frames which suit both men and women. These are usually classic or athletic frames.

What are the advantages and differences of plastic and metal frames?

Metal frames have nose pads that can be adjusted slightly for a better fit; plastic frames do not usually have them, so you have to be careful to ensure that the frames sit firmly on the nose because further adjustments cannot be made. In case of breaking, metal frames are more likely to be able to be fixed by laser welding, for example, than plastic frames. In addition, it is possible to bend a deformed but high-quality metal frame back into its original shape.

Plastic frames, however, are a good choice for those with metal allergies, as they contain very few metal details. In addition, it is possible to use more colours with plastic frames and achieve trendy solutions.

Can I put new lenses in my current frames?

Generally this is possible, but we can only provide a definitive answer once we have seen the frames in question. The frames must be the right shape (not deformed), the material in good condition (old hardened plastic frames are fragile) and metal frames must have a place for a screw to open the lens gap.

Can I put the lenses of my current glasses into new frames?

This is technically possible if the new frame is of the same model or significantly smaller.

Why do some frames cost 30 euros but others cost 300?

Different spectacle frame companies use different materials and production principles when making frames. The price depends on the quality and cost of the material, the quantity of production and the technology used in production. Also, it depends on whether the glasses are designed focusing on everyday needs or high fashion. Therefore designer frames made from durable materials that have passed high-level quality controls and been produced using complex production technology are somewhat more expensive than frames made in large quantities from simpler materials. The price of the frames is also affected by their final finish. Better metal frame finishes use up to seven layers of surface treatment, the colour of the frame lasts longer and the effect of the metal will not come through from under the layers of paint and polish. Plastic frames, however, are less expensive because they are generally made by pouring the plastic into a mould. Quality glasses are milled from plastic plate, which ensures that the frames are more durable and do not deform as quickly.