Types of Rimless Glasses
Three-piece rimless eyeglasses have their lenses attached to the bridge and each temple arm. Cortlands, or rimways, offer enhanced stability for lenses and have a supporting arch connecting the bridge to the temples. Worn by both men and women since the 19th century, rimless glasses never really went out of fashion, because of their timeless appearance and ability to adapt to quickly changing frame fashion trends.
With the development of lightweight polycarbonate lenses and titanium frames, three-piece eyeglasses are currently one of the 21st century's most popular frame styles.
Why Do People Wear Glasses Without Frames?
If you really dislike picking out new frames every few years because you can't decide what looks good on you by yourself and you know your friends won't tell you the truth, go with rimless glasses. Since eyeglass trends can change faster than the seasons do, you'll never have to worry about your glasses being out of style or clashing with the more outrageously colored items in your wardrobe.
Some people never get used to wearing glasses with frames. They're too heavy, they don't like fussing with the way they look, they can't stop seeing the blurry frame outline surrounding their field of vision, and they can never find a frame they think looks attractive on their face. Rimless glasses also give you that erudite appearance synonymous with someone who can read War and Peace in one afternoon.
Ask a wearer of rimless glasses what they love best about them and they'll more than likely say, “I don't even know I'm wearing them!” That's because these fabulous glasses are the most lightweight, unobtrusive pieces of eyewear you'll ever have on your face. All you have are lenses and two, thin temple pieces to keep your lenses in front of your eyes. What can be more simple and beautiful than that?