WHAT IS PANTO??
The professional level and skills of opticians is at a very high level. When having your eyes tested for the clearest and best vision, you should visit your local optometrist or optician.
After having the eye-examination done, you pay for the good job and you should always ask for and keep your own copy of the prescription.
You local optician will also have a selection of eye glasses to offer. Today, more and more people also buy glasses online. The selection is large and the prices are most competitive.
Since “beginning of times” (eye glasses were invented in the 13th century) rounded spectacles have dominated the world market. The first versions were circular, of practical manufacture-related reasons.
Since the 1920’s, the rounded although not circular glasses have been the #1 preferred shape of eye glasses. The shape of these classic model glasses is called PANTO. True Panto is describing the actual shape, which is designed by combining 6 different radiuses to a totally symmetrical design. The magic of these vintage style glasses is that they fit the majority of peoples faces. As much as 80% of men and women who try panto on for the first time, experience that the glasses suit them well and there is no need to keep searching for other models.
WHY, and how can this be? The reason is found in the human anatomy. The panto glasses do have the orbital shape (latin: orbit = the cavity of the head in which the eye is situated), like a natural frame around the eyes.
Many fans of vintage glasses search the web for “round glasses”. Studying photos and catalogues, they find that the true panto style is what they have been looking for.
Among manufacturers of fashion glasses of the world, over the years most manufacturers have included some panto-looking or panto-look-alikes in their ranges.
Panto glasses are probably the most recognized shape of eye glasses in the world. The model is very popular as “regular glasses” for myopia (shortsighted), hyperopia (farsighted), astigmatism (most of the time combined with the two first), progressive (multifocals for clear vision far and near for those who need reading glasses. Wearing the trendy panto glasses as quality reading glasses, makes reading glasses cool!
Prescription glasses can also be combined with polarized lenses or as cool mirror glasses at a good price.
The #1 important issue for eye glasses is that the wearer should see well.
For long distance the vision will be blurry if you are myopic (shortsighted) or have and astigmatism of some degree.
For short distance, such as reading or close-up works and focusing, most everyone gets a challenge around the age of 45. This is when the lens of the eye gets less elastic and it is not any longer so easy – or possible at all – to focus and read a text.
Visual comfort is extremely important, especially if you spend a lot of time reading, whether this is on a computer at work or on your phone or a book at home. It is highly recommended to have the eyes tested by an optician or optometrist to see if you can make your day and life clearer and with less visual stress.
The #2 most important factor that a user of glasses is focused on, is very often to wear light glasses. There are several ways of achieving that.
The lenses that are doing the job of refracting the light so we can see clearly, do have carefully calculated curved surfaces. These can be:
- Concave (-), which is thin at the center and thicker the further you get away from the center of the lens. The bigger the frame of the glasses are, the thicker (and heavier) the optical lenses and the spectacles will be. If the glasses are somewhat rounded, only the thinner central parts of the lens is used. If the glasses have some corner that requires a bigger lens to cover, you get a thicker edge and more heavy glasses.
- Convex (+), thicker at the center, thinner at the edge. If choosing a pair of glasses where a wide diameter of the lens is required, you need a big “raw lens” that is cut to shape. The bigger the lens, the thicker the center of the lens, and the more heavy.
In addition to magnifying the eye additionally, the weight of the glasses is very much effected by the shape and size of glasses selected. Concidering not too big, somewhat rounded spectacles, is the easiest and most cost effective way to make sure you get thin lenses.
Millions of people search for Ultra Thin Glasses For Sale Online, which of course are available.
The two other factors that are critical when it comes to reducing the weight of eye glasses dramatically are:
- Weight of the frame. Smaller glasses do of course weigh less than bigger frames. Circular glasses, panto glasses or similar are preferred by many for this reason, due to their size.
- Rimless glasses are ultra light models where the temples (arms) and the nose bridge of the glasses are mounted directly to the lens. In addition, most rimless models are produced in super light titanium material, which reduced the weight even more.
- Refraction index of the lenses. Optical lenses are made of organic material (quality plastic materials). The “hardness” of the material is described by the index. Standard lenses are index 1,5. High index lenses of index 1,6 can do the same job of creating a sharp image in our eye even with a thinner lens. Rimless glasses should use high index lenses, both for esthetical reasons and to provide a physically strong foundation for mounting a rimless frame. For HIGH powers, and index of 1,74 is recommended, which gives the optimum result.