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Small But Mighty, A Hinge Can Make or Break a Frame … Here Are 9 Worth Noting

Sun style or ophthalmic, these styles all have remarkable ways of keeping it all together.




ROUNDTEN eyewear


The Perez’s hinge design is free of screws and welds and was inspired by the need to eliminate impact between train cars. This durable frame with ready-for-anything hinges has a Flextal core.

(877) 889-0399,


Mykita eyewear


The Jojo features Mykita’s patented Endura hinge, which is designed to require minimal maintenance or re-adjustment. The style, from the Acetate collection, is created with Acetate Renew.



Lightec eyewear


With a durable flex hinge that allows for easy opening and closing at the temples, the 10171O has textured rims and a smooth acetate front.

(800) 526-8838,


Silhouette eyewear


From the Lite Wave Collection, the 4559 has screwless hinges with a closing mechanism hidden in the endpiece to allow for seamless adjustments.

(518) 272-5500,


Morgenthal Frederics eyewear

Morgenthal Frederics

Drawing inspiration from the decade of the same name, the Nineties Series includes the Ninety-Four, a round sun style with a custom cuff on the hinge to match its unique temple tips.

(800) 899-1060,


Small But Mighty, A Hinge Can Make or Break a Frame … Here Are 9 Worth Noting

Marc Jacobs

A three-dimensional milling treatment defines the design of MJ 1045/S, which also features standout hinges with a metal plaque inside the temples.

(800) 631-1188,



Starck Biotech Paris eyewear

Starck Biotech Paris

Featuring the award-winning SPHERE hinge, the SH3081 is a combination frame that demonstrates Philippe Starck’s legendary less-is-more approach. The hinge is a single ball of stainless steel inserted into an injected front and paired with an ultrathin titanium temple.

(800) 422-2020,


JF Rey eyewear

JF Rey

Form meets function on the 1517, where the hinges serve as a cheerful accent on a masculine, acetate frame.


Fysh eyewear


The Ocean Gold (F-2073) is a patterned acetate with a head-turning, jewelry-inspired hinge design.

(855) 455-0042,


Rachel Bozek is a contributing writer for INVISION.


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