Different Ways to Categorize Eyeglass Frames Online

Online eyewear stores are always praised that they can offer a larger inventory or stock than traditional optical shops. This is really true that a large-sized online optical store will probably keep thousands of different eyeglasses. Taking framesdirect.com for example, the website claims that it is the world’s largest online eyewear store by stocking one hundred thousand eyeglasses online. Of course, not all online eyewear stores can maintain such a scale. But it is undeniable that those eyewear shops on the Internet are more capable of showing thousands of eyewear products than local sellers.

Eyeglasses are differentiated mostly according to frame types. With a large inventory of eyewear products, it is important for an eyewear store to categorize its eyeglass frames online. Efficient classification ways are beneficial to both the vendor itself and its customers. From the seller’s point of view, well-organized eyeglass frames always lead to efficient business. And at the side of customers, efficiently grouped eyewear products enable them to search out favorable one or ones without much effort. For instance, they can simply use Google and type a key word or phrase which is closely associated with the ways to classify eyeglass frames.

During the past years, there are actually common ways adopted by online eyewear stores to categorize eyeglass frames. It is easy to find the following categories of frames. Gender is commonly used to group all eyeglass frames into men’s, women’s and unisex ones. This approach to classification is actually based on different tastes between men and women. In general, women’s eyeglass frames are usually designed to present thin temples and small lens frames. For most men, it is more common to choose formal and classic frames. Frames with slightly thicker temples are still acceptable. And unisex eyeglass frames usually have a moderate design. Another way for customers to search eyeglasses is based on frame material. While metal and plastic frames are the two main categories, there are still some detailed key words associated with frame material, including titanium, mixed material, memory metal, Monel and so on. Just as the old saying goes, everything has both advantages and disadvantages.

According to frame style, eyeglass frames online are usually divided into full frame, semi-frame and rimless ones. In addition, some online stores still offer a special category of sunshade models. Sunshades are frames without any temples so that they can hardly fall into any of the main three frame types.