Basics of Designer Eyewear – Top-Bar

Understanding the basics of designer eyewear will enable you to buy online with confidence and avoid purchasing errors. In this guide, we look at the top-bar, the role the top-bar plays on a designer frame and the benefits to you, the user.

A Top-Bar is cosmetic. A Top-Bar isn’t always used in a frame, but when it is, it is essential to adding strength to the overall frame and it’s construction. The Top-Bar mainly features within an aviator style. A Top-Bar features more prominently on older designs or those echoing the designs of the past. Top-Bars can transform an optical frame into prescription sunglasses. In some cases, the Top-Bar serves as a way to attach clip on lenses to. Thus turning glasses into sunglasses without transitional lenses.  

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