1. A display assembly, comprising:an electronic display comprising a collection of substrate layers, the electronic display configured to generate an optical image;
a cover lens including a front surface, a back surface, and a peripheral surface between the front surface and the back surface, the peripheral surface being tangential to the front surface and the back surface, wherein the back surface of the cover lens is affixed to a front surface of the electronic display; and
a frame that includes an outer peripheral surface that is perpendicular to the back surface of the cover lens, wherein the frame:
(i) supports at least a portion of the electronic display on at least two opposing sides of the electronic display,
(ii) attaches to the back surface of the cover lens, the back surface of the cover lens facing the electronic display and extending beyond a periphery of the electronic display, and
(iii) is configured to securely couple to a housing of an electronic device such that the housing supports the display assembly by way of secure coupling to the frame;
wherein the peripheral surface of the cover lens and the outer peripheral surface of the frame are configured to be positioned directly adjacent an interior sidewall of the housing.