Silhouette Rimless Prescription Glasses: The World's Lightest Eyeglass Frames
Austrian brand Silhouette takes eyewear fashion to the extreme with its elegantly minimalist design. The lightest frames in the world, Silhouette Rimless eyeglasses practically float with rimless, screwless, hingeless construction.
Silhouette Rimless eyewear rings of freedom, innovation and vision without boundaries. Silhouette focuses on relaxation and fun - luxury in style. The brand promises its prestigious wearers they will “Feel Lite, Show Style.”
Behind the Brand
Since its founding in 1964, Silhouette’s focus has always been on design. The brand quickly expanded from Austria into places like Western Europe, the Netherlands, Canada, Southeast Asia and the United States.
Silhouette created its first rimless glasses collection in 1983. In 1999, the brand developed the first model without screws or hinges that could be personalized from wearer to wearer. The Silhouette Titan Minimal Art weighed in at only 1.8 grams.
NASA outfitted its astronauts in Silhouette glasses in 2000 and later was recognized by the Space Foundation for its unique lightweight technology.
Silhouette rimless eyeglasses have been making strides each year.
Frame Technology of Silhouette Rimless Eyeglasses
Largely handmade, these light-as-a-feather frames are primarily made of cutting-edge materials, including titanium, SPX and/or high-tech polymer.
Techniques like electroplating, anodisation coating and dip dying borrow high-tech practices from other fields to revolutionize the way eyeglass frames are made.
Frames and lenses are bridged by flexible material, rather than hinges that can break or screws that can loosen and fall off. This method also lightens the Silhouette Rimless eyeglass frames, helping to provide comfort for all-day wear.
Silhouette Rimless Eyeglass Lenses
Consumers can customize their lens shape on some of the rimless models because of the autonomy between frames and lenses.
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