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Are rimless glasses a bad idea?

post #1 of 38
Thread Starter 
Thinking about getting them as a second pair. I've heard of cracking/"frosting" problems...has anyone experienced that? I also can't decide if I even like the styling.
post #2 of 38
i have rimless, the only problem is that they are fragile, and mine have become a bit bent out of shape. i think it is my fault though i am not very gentle with them.
my optician gave me the following advice, always hold the lense while cleaing it, dont hold by the nosepeice etc
post #3 of 38
The style is horrible, even worse than those little rectangle frames.
post #4 of 38
I had rimless for a while. No cracking/frosting problems. I agree with davesmith that it is fragile. It gets bent easy.
post #5 of 38
I have a pair of rimless Lindbergs. I've had them for about 3 years, and haven't had any problems with the lenses frosting/cracking etc.

Stylistically, I think they look fantastic. I have thicker frames that I wear from time to time too, but I like the simplicity and delicate look of rimless frames.
post #6 of 38
will help you look less like sally jesse raphael.
post #7 of 38
They look good on people with lean, angular faces.
post #8 of 38
Thread Starter 
I'm kind of tired of the Harry Potter jokes that come with my Oliver Peoples frames.
post #9 of 38
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
I'm kind of tired of the Harry Potter jokes that come with my Oliver Peoples frames.
Oh, now I get the: Do you work at Hagworth's? comments. Maybe I should read those books.
post #10 of 38
I've had a pair of Lindbergs for 7 or 8 years, and there are cracks that started from the holes where the hardware attaches, but it's still going strong. The only maintenance I've had done was regluing one of the metal pieces back to secure it in its hole.

--Andre
post #11 of 38
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will help you look less like sally jesse raphael.

LOL!

post #12 of 38
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Originally Posted by robin View Post
The style is horrible, even worse than those little rectangle frames.

Surely, that is subjective and does not suggest everyone share that sentiment. To me they are iconic of the '30s and quite understated.

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I've had a pair of Lindbergs for 7 or 8 years, and there are cracks that started from the holes where the hardware attaches, but it's still going strong. The only maintenance I've had done was regluing one of the metal pieces back to secure it in its hole.

--Andre

Indeed, Lindberg is a good choice. Their frames hold up well and one is likely to update the lenses before the frames brake.
post #13 of 38
I prefer them, but they're fragile and must be handled with care.
post #14 of 38
How could anyone say Oliver People's frames look like Harry Potter's? That's the most stupid thing I've heard in weeks.
post #15 of 38
I wear contact lenses usually but when my eyes feel irritated, I wear only rimless like Silhouette.
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