Continuing this discussion on the "clicking frames." I have what should be a wonderful, luxury Lunor acetate frame. The first one I had kept clicking when I'd clean it, which always made me a little uneasy. I showed it to several experienced opticians associated with my shop and they both assured me that's okay - no problem. Then, when I had the frame just under a year, a crack appeared abaout 3/4 through the eyepiece in the usual place. I took it to the optician's and they arranged to have the frame replaced with a duplicate (very expensive), free of charge . They went with the idea it's a "flaw in the workmanship."
My new frame also clicked from the first day I got it. That optician said that's fine - it's just new and the sound will go away. I said it didn't the first time.... Anyway, it still clicks and I'm a bit leary. I went back to them with the idea I'd make the point, right now before the frame cracks, that it still clicks and I'm a little uneasy about the frame. That guy fiddled with it, saying he didn't hear much and, were it to crack again, once the company replaces one frame they'd never replace it again free of charge. In other words, I was afraid if it cracked I'd take it back and they'd blame me this time, but he says it doesn't matter whose fault it is; they'd never replace it. My idea was not they'd do anything drastic, like already replace the frame again - just that they might try to fasten the lenses better.
Have any of you experienced this sort of thing? Do you see an association between clicking and the cracking? The guy last night, also experienced, said he didn't.