Eyewear Materials - Why They Matter

Today's frame selections come in a variety of materials, from plastic to metal to even natural materials like wood. In addition to influencing the style of your frames, each material is ideal for different types of eyeglasses depending upon the wearer's lifestyle and needs.

Below are the features of various types of frame materials.

Plastic

  • Bold colors, textures and patterns
  • Popular for fashion frames
  • Lightweight
  • Great for prescription sunglasses

Nylon

  • Extremely lightweight
  • Typically used for sports performance frames and sunglasses

Monel (nickel, silver, copper and iron)

  • Strong solder points
  • Unlimited design
  • Customized fit with nose pads attached to the bridge of the nose

Stainless Steel

  • Flexible
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Great for active lifestyles
  • Available for thin styles
  • Customized fit with nose pads attached to the bridge of the nose

Titanium

  • 40% lighter than regular metal
  • Hypo-allergenic material
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Strong and flexible
  • Ideal for active lifestyles

Memory Metal (titanium and nickel)

  • Flexible - will bounce back to original shape when bent or twisted
  • Hypo-allergenic material
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Strong and very flexible
  • Ideal for active lifestyles

Your optician or frame stylist can assist you in selecting the frame material that's right for you.

 

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