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February 1993

Brow-Supported Spectacle Frames for Nasal Bridge Reconstruction and Other Deformities

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London, England

Arch Ophthalmol. 1993;111(2):162-163. doi:10.1001/archopht.1993.01090020016006

To the Editor.  —The points used to support conventional spectacle frames function well for most, but not all, patients. We describe a spectacle frame that can support lenses by using the brow and temporoparietal regions, thus avoiding the conventional pressure points. Its use for various temporary and permanent conditions is discussed.

Methods and Materials.  —The Multiframe spectacle (Fig 1) is constructed of lightweight plastic. The bridge portion of the frame is contoured to the forehead and is supported by the brow, thus no nasal pads are required. It has a swivel joint that suspends the lens rims forward and allows for rotation of each lens independently. The sides have a hinged joint and are angled inward to clamp the temporoparietal area of the head. There is no contact with the postauricular area.The Multiframe is available in only one size, and the back vertex distance and the geometric centers of

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