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Can I use no-line bifocals with fashionable smaller frames?

Yes. Progressive lenses will allow you to use smaller frames while maintaining terrific vision at all distances.

The visual channel that progresses from distance vision to near vision is wider, and more accurate for that 'Tween' vision necessary for clarity in the area too far for close, and to close for far.

It is a wonderful lens for desktop and computer use as well.

Please note, that in a few of the especially small frames, not all frames can be a successful candidate for a progressive lens.

With this in mind, our opticians will help you with a proper fit.


Can I use no-line bifocals with fashionable smaller frames?

Why do some frames cause a reaction on my skin?

If metal frames cause a reaction, nickel is the culprit.

Most metal frames are made of a nickel alloy.

Other metals used include aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, zinc, copper, beryllium, gold and silver.

Stainless, titanium, gold and silver are usually hypoallergenic.

Some people can also be allergic to the nose pads on metal frames.


Most are made of silicone or acetate, but they can also be made out of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), nickel, titanium or rubber.

Silicone is tricky.

Certain silicones are hypoallergenic (such as medical silicone), but others can trigger allergic reactions.


Both PVC and titanium are usually hypoallergenic.


Most plastic eyeglass frames are made of zyl (also called zylonite, acetate and cellulose acetate) or propionate.


Other materials used in plastic frames include: polyamide, nylon, polycarbonate, carbon and Optyl (a brand of epoxy resin).


Propionate, polyamide, nylon and Optyl frames are all considered hypoallergenic.


Why do some frames cause a reaction on my skin?

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