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Infographic: Do You Know Your Eyeglasses?

Updated on December 3, 2012

How well do you know the different styles and designs of eyeglasses? Here is a chart to help you out.

This fashion infographic will help you identify the several types of stylish reading glasses and broaden your knowledge about eyewear fashion.

Pince Nez

From the French 'pincer' which means 'to pinch' and 'nez' which means 'nose', Pince Nez eyewear are lightweight spectacles without earpieces and are held together by pinching the hard bridge on the nose.


Designed in the 1950's, the lenses on a pair of Browline glasses are held by the more prominent upper half of the frames. The term 'browline' is derived from the bolder half of the frames which resemble a unibrow.


Also known as dark-rimmed eyeglasses, horn-rimmed frames are synonymous with full-frame eyewear. The color of the frames may vary, but the most common colors include black, gray and other darker shades.


Popularized by Hollywood celebrities, bug-eye eyeglasses have full frames that cover the eyes while the lower bottom of the frames resting on the cheeks of the wearer.


This popular frame design is known for mimicking the shape of a cat's eyes. They are also considered as another type of horn-rimmed eyeglasses.


The lenses on a pair of rimless eyeglasses are held together by lightweight screws attached to the earpiece instead of heavy metal or plastic frames.


As the name suggests, these types of eyeglasses are for aesthetic purposes only and do not aide the wearer with any vision problems.

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