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What are ‘Panto’ Eyeglasses?

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Panto refers to the shape of glasses which we often associate with the NHS of the 1950s and 60s.  The term panto comes from the word pantoscopic which literally means seeing everything or wide view.  These frames, a combination of round and oval with a high hinge, certainly deliver maximum lens!  While the classic NHS plastic styles are currently very fashionable we are also seeing a resurgence of interest in panto frames which can be fitted with sunglass lenses.