The lexicon of glasses

Have you ever wondered what your glasses are made of, or what is this or that part called? But in the end you thought to yourself: what could be simpler than a pair of glasses? It is true that in appearance, we say to ourselves that there is nothing very complicated ... two lenses, two branches and it's over.

In reality, this is much more complex. Small objects and small parts are lurking all over your mount , without you perhaps even being aware of it…

So let's help you see clearly with this article on the anatomy of your pair of glasses .

Lexicon of glasses

Frame : this is a metal rod which allows a plastic branch to be reinforced.

Front bar : it is often found on "aviator" style glasses, it is the element that follows the line of the eyebrows on the face of Frame. We also attach the non-rimmed glasses.
Branches : we hope you know what it is ... but we will explain it to you anyway: this is what prevents you from holding your glasses to your face, otherwise it would still not be very practical ... and yet they were not invented only in 1730 !

Circles : they come in duplicate (like glasses, or else that is called a monocle!) and are the frame elements that surround the lenses.
Chamfer : this is the flat part of the oblique plane inside the lens that forms an angle with the face of the groove and allows your lenses to fit in your circles
Hinges : these are the joints that link the temples to the face of the frame and allow your glasses to be folded.
Elbow : beginning of the arch that rests on the top of your ears.

Half-rimmed : glasses whose lenses are held by a nylon thread at the bottom of the frame
Drageoir or groove : groove inside a circle that holds your glasses, the chamfer rests there so that the glass does not pack up!

Tip : this is the end of the branch that rests on the back of your ears.
Hubcaps : nothing to do with your car wheels, although the idea is the same: hide on the outside of the face and branches, the extremity tee screws or rivets of the plates.

Bezel thread : thread that allows inserting it in the circles of hold the glasses while inserting them.

Hinge pin : hinge pin of the hinges.
Fixed pin (or hinge screw) : type of pin screwed into the cheek of the tenon.

Cheeks : halves of a tenon which allow the circle to be tightened around the glass by screwing, we also speak opening straps .

Eyewear : eyewear manufacturer
Eyewear : eyewear industry.
Glasses or frame : in wood, in plastic, in metal, composed of two branches, two glasses… normally you know what it is!

Materials : At PSIR, we decided to offer you a complete collection of glasses in solar and optical wood!
Fit the plates : put the plates on the frame.

Nose or bridge : element which joins the two circles and which generally rests on the nose.

Platelets : pieces serving as bearing surfaces on the edges of your nose.
Bridge : See Nose

Talon : part of the branch which carries the tenon.
Holds : parts hinges attached to the ends of the circles.

Glasses : this is the essential part of glasses since after all that is normally why you buy glasses, to protect your eyes. They can be correctors, treat to protect you from screens, or solar, polarized and much more.