The lighter spectacles are, the more comfortable they are to wear: Optimum comfort is achieved by making the frame and lenses as lightweight as possible. Modern manufacturing methods and extremely lightweight materials for lenses and frames have made it possible to produce spectacles that offer outstanding quality at an exceptionally low weight. BETTER VISION investigates five tips for creating ultra-thin, exceptionally lightweight spectacle lenses and frames – and discovers why losing a bit of weight can be beneficial for everyone.
The less spectacles weigh, the more comfortable they are to wear. It may sound surprising, but our nose is so sensitive that we notice every last gram resting on top of it! The ideal solution would be a pair of spectacles that we forget we're wearing – spectacles that do their job without us even noticing them. That would eliminate the problem of indentations on the wearer's nose and discomfort caused by spectacle sides, simultaneously making the spectacles more comfortable to wear and improving their fit. And this isn't just an issue that affects children or athletes. Weight-optimised lenses and ultra-light frames can now make the headaches caused by heavy spectacles a thing of the past for everyone. Reducing the weight of spectacles is clearly a key factor in achieving maximum comfort – but sometimes it takes a while for people to notice that they are having a problem with their new spectacles because the lenses and frame are a few grams too heavy. By following our tips below, this situation can be avoided right from the start.
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