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Feeling That Carefree 1920's Vibe

I think of rounded metal frames as being historically important.  If you go back in time you will see small metal round frames were commonly used.  This was not about fashion.  It was an optical necessity required by available lens grinding technology at the time.  Back before we had thin and light lens materials made of high index plastics, there was only one material, and that was glass. Small, round or rounded frame shapes were ideal back then as they still are today for keeping prescription lenses thin and the optical acuity sharp.  This is most important for stronger prescriptions, as they tend to get heavy and the optics in the periphery will be slightly distorted if made in a...

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Daniel Brunson