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GUIDE TO GLASSES & SUNGLASSES

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Know your eyewear and be super savvy about what shapes and features make sense for you. Stroll through the LensCrafters' eyeglasses and sunglasses guide to learn more.

ANATOMY OF A FRAME

No matter what your eyewear is made of, its basic anatomy looks like this.

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frame 1
+ Eye wires
+ End pieces
+ Screws
+ Temple tips
frame 2
+ Top bar
+ Nose pad
+ Bridge
frame 3
+ Hinge
+ Lenses
+ Pad Arms

FRAME SHAPES

From high fashion to extreme sports, there's a frame shape for every look and lifestyle.

Butterfly shapes icon

Feminine and graceful, it has the
shape of its namesake.

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Cat-eye shapes icon

Feminine and classic with a distinctive
upswept edge.

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Pillow shapes icon

A softly curved rectangular silhouette
with graceful feminine lines.

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Square shapes icon

A symmetrical shape where the
dimensions of the front are equal to the sides.

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pilot shapes icon

A traditional teardrop shape,
also called Aviators.

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irregular shapes icon

Catch-all frame name for unusual shapes
like heart, trapezoid, or raw cut.

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oval shapes icon

An elongated horizontal shape with a
softly, rounded curve.

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rectangular shapes icon

A traditional wider top and
bottom and shorter sides.

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FRAME TYPES

Different frames with different rim styles,
created to fit any face.

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Full rim type frames

A frame style where the lens is completely surrounded by a frame.

Semi-rimless frame type icon

Semi-rimless type frames

A frame style with the lens partially surrounded by a top-only frame.

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Rimless type frames

A style that features no rim at all; the lens appears to float attaching directly to temples with pins or screws.

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MAKING SENSE OF MATERIALS

Discover all the different materials and how they're created.

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MOLDED FRAMES

Acetate and Injection Molded frames feel like plastic and come in a vast array of colors. Injection-molding is a process where melted nylon or plastic is forced into a mold.

METAL FRAMES

Metal frames include sleek silver, nickel, bronze, titanium, or steel. They can be painted or finished with a coating for a matte or brushed effect.

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