Frameless glasses are types of spectacles. The difference between these kinds of glasses and standard types are the fact that they do not have frames that form the base of the spectacles. Standard pairs of glasses will have frames running around their lenses which keep the lenses in place and which are attached to the arms of the glasses themselves. Glasses without frames have the lenses and the arms but no frames!
The obvious question to answer here is how the lenses attach to the arms of the spectacles with frameless glasses. In most cases, instead of using a frame to hold them together, these glasses will attach directly to the lenses themselves. Each lens will have a bridge between them that will connect them over the nose. They will also have the arm of the glasses bolted on the lens itself.
As there is also no frame to connect the lenses to the bridge of the spectacles frameless glasses will usually have the bridge bolted on the other side of the lens (towards the nose). These two bolts basically do the work of that frames would normally do and hold everything together.
This element of frameless glasses does the job that frames will do in standard pairs. The arms help hold the lenses together as well as the bridge that joins them up in the middle. These glasses have always been popular but have seen an increase in popularity in recent years and more and more people are opting to wear them.
Some people choose frameless glasses on the basis of looks alone. They may, for example, simply feel that a pair of glasses such as this looks better. Others, however, like to wear glasses without frames as they can be potentially lighter than regular framed models. Some people do not like to wear glasses that feel heavy or cumbersome and pairs without frames can be lighter and less noticeable.
Frameless glasses come in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs. Some people will buy these glasses from an optician when they have an eye test. Others may buy a pair of glasses to help them to read more effectively without needing a prescription from an optician. Many chemists, shops, supermarkets and even small local stores often stock reading glasses that you can try out on the spot and then buy if they suit your needs.