Eyeglasses are not just functional but they are also fashionable. Rimless glasses do not have frames and this is both good and bad. The popularity of rimless glasses can be gauged from the fact that in the year 2006, fifteen percent of all eyeglasses sold in the US were rimless. Rimless eyeglasses are light in weight and they blend well with a person’s face. Here is a look at some common rimless eyeglasses’ problems.
The first problem with rimless eyeglasses is that if you drop the eyeglasses on a surface that is hard there is a chance that the exposed eyewear lenses will chip off. To protect yourself against such an eventuality, it pays to use lenses made from polycarbonate. In addition, it is also possible to get a special hard coat treatment for the lenses. The extra coating will provide the necessary protection against any kind of damage.
Rimless eyeglasses have end pieces which will be directly attached to the lens and the centerpiece. This is done with the help of a basic mounting system. Usually this mounting system consists of screws as well as a hex system. The problem with such a system is that the screws as well as hex system can easily crack. What’s more, the screws can also start to loosen up and in doing so will displace your eyewear. Also, when removing the eyeglasses from your face, it is important to do so with both hands. Otherwise, you will have problems with your eyeglasses.
Loose and misaligned lens
If you use just one hand to remove the eyewear or even if you use one hand to adjust the eyewear you will not be applying uniform force on the frame. The end result is that the lenses might become loose and this can result in misalignment of the frame.
Rimless glasses are also made with either compression techniques or with a drill-less system. This is perhaps the best mounting system as it minimizes problems with your rimless eyeglasses.
Another common problem with rimless eyeglasses is that cleaning the lenses can easily result in scratch marks on the surface of the lens. The problem can worsen over time. The reason for this problem is improper cleaning.
Yet another problem with rimless eyeglasses is that of finding the right lenses. Plastic lenses are often a good idea as they do not scratch too easily. Polycarbonate lenses on the other hand are stronger than plastic but they also tend to scratch easily. To prevent scratches it makes sense to have an anti-scratch finish applied to the lenses. This again helps in minimizing problems with your rimless eyeglasses.