Getting Unhinged

By Mark Mattison-Shupnick, ABOM
Monday, August 20, 2012 6:55 PM I’ve been embarrassed by customers coming back with paper clips, tooth picks, string and all kinds of assorted stuff to replace a lost screw. It’s happened to temple hinges as well as eyewires with the resulting lens damage.

Zero G

By Mark Mattison-Shupnick, ABOM
Monday, August 20, 2012 6:14 PM I’ve dispensed a number of these lately and enjoyed working on them in the finishing lab as well as when adjusting. The screw has been replaced by a post that gets pressed into the hinge, therefore, the post cannot be displaced or fall out because of the tension that holds it in place.

Monoqool

By Mark Mattison-Shupnick, ABOM
Monday, August 20, 2012 6:00 PM With some personal experience with Monoqool, these frames are fun to show, demonstrate and wear. I've found that customers like the edgy look but end up preferring to talk about the lightness and comfort as well as engineering types appreciating the simplicity of the "hinge" arrangement.
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