vrijdag 22 januari 2010
These Viennaline glasses bring back many sweet
memories from my student days. It seemed that
only really beautiful girls with a mild minus Rx
chose this frame in the Amsterdam of the mid
Thanks, Astrid, for fulfilling your photographer's
special request when we browsed through my
box with Viennaline glasses!
Astrid in 1990's Viennaline bifocals. Some
elderly people clearly prefer these "executive
top bifocals" over the traditional half moon or
the more flattering circle. See also the portraits
near the end of my photo shoot with Clarine
who models no less than four bifocals of this
type, once owned by an Irish lady
Another sweet, natural portrait of Astrid in Flair
glasses, Rx -14. She has perfect eyesight, yet she
gives the impression of perfect eyesight.
The snow in the background can be seen in the
tiny half moon gap near the left eye, surrounded
by Astrid's hair and by the fence behind her.
This is an effect particular to Lentilux glasses.
The cold became more intense and this is
accentuated here by the blue light.
Lenticular glasses keep changing their aspect
under slightly different angles. "The corrective
"bowl" is clearly visible near Astrid's left eye,
but there is no visible distortion in the right lens
The great thing about these Lentilux glasses
is that they reduce the "cut in" effect seen in
glasses at Rx -14. There are no power rings
either. Only the minification of the eyes (30%)
and the magnification of the model's make up
near her left eye betrays the strength of these
beautiful 1990's Flair glasses.