A breakdown of Sunglasses Parts
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When it comes to sunglasses, surely you’re familiar with the lingo as far as the frame and the lenses. But each individual piece on a pair of sunglasses has a name and it can be helpful to know for sunglass shopping, and crucial to know for sunglass selling.
Bridge: The bridge of the glasses is the part that arches over and rests on the nose area between the lenses. Some people prefer nose pads to a bridge that rests on the face, depending on fit and if they have any prior nose injuries. Some bridges are molded right into frame.
Pad Arm: A pad arm is going to be the small piece of wire that holds the nose pad in place if those are being used. This is popular on styles like the aviator. The nose pad serves to keep the glasses in place. Aviators are also a good example of the top bar, which is a supportive piece that connects the two lenses together.
Temple: This piece is usually referred to as the arm of the sunglasses, and is the piece of the sunglasses that lengthens back across the face over the ear. The earpiece is the coating that covers the temple for comfort while wearing. The temple connects to the frames using a hinge and a screw (which is what allows you to fold them). This is a common spot for sunglasses to “break” although often the disconnect between the frame and the temple is usually due to a screw coming loose and is quite easy to replace.