Half-frame glasses, also known as "semi-rimless" frames, have a frame that covers the top half of the lens and leaves the bottom half exposed. They give a more stylish and sophisticated look. However, the lenses must be grooved down the middle to accommodate the elastic that holds the lenses in place. Therefore, half-frame glasses are only suitable for thick lenses because the grooves can make the lenses more fragile.
Rimless glasses, also known as "frameless" glasses, have no frame around the lenses. They are lightweight and elegant, and they offer more flexibility in design to suit different face shapes. However, rimless glasses are only suitable for thick lenses or polycarbonate lenses because they are stronger and less likely to break.
Which type of frame is right for you?
The best way to find out which type of frame is right for you is to try on a variety of styles. Visit a reputable eyewear store and let a professional help you find the perfect pair of glasses for your face shape and lifestyle.