Originally Posted by truestorytravis
I'm glad this thread was started because I'm in the process of choosing some new frames. I've been set on going rimless for a while now, but I've recently heard that since the stress on the lenses is concentrated in two very small areas, the incidence of cracking is very high. Does anyone have any experience that can confirm this or, alternatively, reccommend a pair that haven't been problematic?
Right now I'm looking at either a pair of Guccis or Ray Bans, both in gold. Which brings me to another question: Are gold frames too "middle-age" for someone in their early 20's? I feel like they aren't as noticeable as a silver frame and are maybe more refined.
For general use, well constructed rimless like Silhouette is more than strong enough. I wouldn't pick these for, say, combat, but I wouldn't rely on anything short of prescription combat goggles for that. For most people's lives, I can't imagine why you'd need to be worried about that, and if you do, you probably already have specialized eyewear, corrective surgery, or 20/20 vision already.