Disclosed is an optically corrected lens for nonprescription eyeglasses. In a preferred embodiment, the anterior surface of the lens lies on a portion of a first sphere having a first center. The posterior surface of the lens lies on the surface of a second sphere having a second center. The first and second centers are offset from one another to provide a tapered lens. The lens is oriented on the head of the wearer by a frame that maintains the lens in a position such that a line drawn through the first and second centers is maintained substantially in parallel to the normal sight line of the wearer. Lenses are thus provided which have improved optics when mounted in an as-worn orientation such that they exhibit both vertical “rake” and horizontal “wrap.” Methods of making the lenses, and eyewear incorporating the lenses, are also disclosed.
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This invention is a completely mechanical method of constructing eyewear, without brazing. An eyewear frame is formed by a continuous, bent, spring wire. Sidepiece 47 is fixedly attached to frame endpiece parts 30 and 31 by mating a bent portion of each within compression spring 40. The Vertically tall, transversely thin sidepieces can support with scant lateral pressure to a wearer’s head, and can close can close against the frame without hinges. The length of a spring over the endpiece confines lense 56 in upper and lower portions of a frame’s eyewire. Lense 55 has been removed by laterally compressing spring 40 around the folded-over endpiece parts and letting the ends of the endpiece parts spread vertically apart. Elongated members, unrelated to eyewear endpieces and sidepieces, can be fixedly attached and removed, and/or spread in the ways described above. A nosebridge can be formed by a continuous, bent, spring wire. It’s transversely elongated bridgeportion 20 adds strength and stability to the frame. Hook 22 at an upper lateral end of the bridgeportion plus a bridgeportion frontward bow substantially mechanically encircle the frame’s bridge in the latitudinal/longitudinal plane. The hooks and bow hold together upper and lower medial portions of a frame’s eyewire. The vertical stability of the lenses, supported in the frame’s eyewires, keeps the nosebridge from rotating. Nosebridge hook 22 continues downwardly/rearwardly as nosepad arm 60. The lateral angling of the arms also keeps the nosebridge from rotating. Each wire end of the arms upwardly loop; each loop can secure a nosepad balljoint.
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A spring hinge for eyewear with assembly locking elements that snap-in to place. The locking elements are in the form of a bent spring pin that is insertable in a compressed form and which, once inserted, expands to engage a stepped recess, locking it in place. The bent spring pin is formed from a single T-shaped blank allowing economical manufacturing and assembly, resulting in a secure, compact spring hinge.
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An adjustable clip-in laser eyewear assembly for securement to the inside of a pair of eyeglasses. The eyewear assembly has a frame structure having a pair of filter lens frame members that are joined at the top by a brow bar structure having a spring member. Hooked clips are fixed and positioned at the top and exterior sides of each filter lens frame member. The hooked clips face outward from the laser eyewear assembly to position the assembly on the inside of the eyeglasses. The top and side clips in cooperation with the spring of the brow bar structure permit the adjustable securement of the laser eyewear assembly to the inside of the eyeglasses.
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A device for holding a lens of eyewear to an eyewear frame comprising: a first fastening portion disposed at approximately a mid point of a bridge bar of the eyewear frame and being disposed only near the midpoint, the first fastening portion having an attachment point for removably fastening the lens; a second fastening portion for removably fastening the lens disposed opposite the first fastening portion and being formed on a nose support of the eyewear; whereby a lens can be attached to the first and second fastening portions to removably secure the lens to the eyewear, there being no other attachment point for the lens to the eyewear frame.
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Eyewear comprising an eyewear frame, at least one lens in the eyewear frame; and an attachment device for holding a prescription lens insert so that the prescription lens insert is held in position adjacent the lens of the eyewear thereby to correct the vision of a wearer of the eyewear.
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Eyewear member includes a structure for fitting peripherally on or around or behind lens and structure of conventional eyewear. Interfitting structure ranges from sealing segments to eyewear members which may attachably engage or simply interfit behind conventional eyewear. The eyewear members enables conventional eyewear to form a closer fit with the face of the user to protect the person’s eyes from wind, water and foreign material. All embodiments contemplate selectable removabilty, replace ability and interchangeability.
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Disclosed is an eyewear retention system, which extends across the top of the wearer’s head for supporting at least one lens in the wearer’s field of view. The retention system includes at least a first and a second support component, which are spaced apart laterally from each other along at least a portion of the eyewear system. The system may include any of a variety of electronics, including telecommunications receivers, transmitters, electronic storage devices, and head-up display driving circuitry.
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A flip-up eyewear device includes a primary frame that is adapted to fit upon a wearer’s face and a secondary frame that is rotatably mounted to the primary frame. A pair of hinges connect the primary and flip-up frames. The primary frame has a pair of upper rims, each having a set-back portion. A hinge is mounted onto a front surface of the set-back portion. The hinge operates between an upper rim of the primary frame and an upper rim of the flip-up frame and fits generally within the set-back portion so that the hinge is substantially hidden from view when viewed from the front of the eyewear. The set-back mounting allows the hinge to be large enough to contain a biasing spring without the hinge extending substantially above the frame or causing the flip-up frame to be positioned excessively far from the primary frame. Magnet pairs engage each other when the flip-up frame is in the DOWN position in order to hold the frame in place relative to the primary frame. The spring-loaded hinges are adapted so that when the hold of the magnets is disrupted, the flip-up frame is urged towards the UP position and is held in the UP position. As such, the flip-up eyewear is aesthetically pleasing, is not bulky and cumbersome, and is easy to operate.
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Eyeglasses having a lens frame removably attached to an eyewear platform using different attachment devices such as magnets, clips, snap connections or other attachment devices that provide effective resistance from said lens frame from becoming involuntarily detached from said eyewear platform. This eyewear allows the user to quickly and easily change lenses or sunglasses.
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