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eyeglasses parts rim butt-strap pad arm pad plate nose pad bend earpiece endpiece bar glass lens temple bridge

rim click to hear

Part of the frames that surrounds and supports the lens.

butt-strap click to hear

Part of the temple that hinges onto the endpiece so that the temple can be folded behind the frames.

pad arm click to hear

Metal stem connecting the nose pad to the rim.

pad plate click to hear

Flat end of the pad arm to which the latter is attached.

nose pad click to hear

Small, usually plastic piece that supports the rim on the nose.

bend click to hear

Part of the temple that rests on the ear and where the backward curve begins.

earpiece click to hear

Curved rigid round-tipped part at the far end of the temple that goes behind the ear.

endpiece click to hear

Part attached to the side of the rim that connects the temple to the frame.

bar click to hear

Part following the line of the eyebrows and connecting the two rims.

glass lens click to hear

Transparent lens with optical characteristics designed for the needs of a specific person and shaped to fit a specific frame.

temple click to hear

Hinged stem connected to the side of the rim; the end of it bends behind the ear to hold the lenses in place in front of the eyes.

bridge click to hear

Part of the frames that connects the two lens rims and rests on the nose.