The advantages of metal frames
Its advantage is that the lens is fixed firmly, not easy to fall off. But the weight of the glasses increased slightly compared to the other frames. Full-frame glasses give people a sense of calm. The frame can cover the thickness of the lens very well, suitable for people with high degrees.
Athletes wear non-prescription sunglasses.
Some people opt for non-prescription lenses for fashion reasons. Shatter-proof non-prescription glasses are popular among athletes. Cyclists wear glasses to protect their eyes from debris and to protect their eyes from the wind. Squash players may wear glasses to reduce glare on the squash court and to provide protection against ball collision or breaking up an opponent's racquet. Gun lovers can wear glasses to reduce glare in outdoor environments. Most non-prescription glasses do more than one thing, and safety is almost always a primary concern. These non-prescription sunglasses filter out harmful UV rays.
Different Types of Eyeglass Frame Materials
Titanium: as for metal frame material, Titanium is one of the most popular ones. The titanium frame material can be bent and twisted and then come back to its original form. The quality of these frames is durable and reliable for rough use. The Titanium frame material is light.
Flexon: Flexon is a titanium alloy that is composed of around 50% titanium and 50% nickel. Flexon eyeglass frames are extremely flexible and can be twisted or bent to an extreme and can return to their original shape. The flexon frame material is popular among kids' glasses.
Beta titanium: this is an alloy mainly composed of titanium and a small amount of aluminum and vanadium. The beta-titanium has a memory feature and is mostly used in high-quality designer frames. The beta-titanium is toughness and light.
Monel: it is an alloy of nickel and copper. The monel frame material is cheap and discolor.
Beryllium: it is an alternative to titanium resisting corrosion and tarnishing, but it is cheap. The beryllium frame material is lightweight, strong, flexible and available in a wide range of colors. In addition, it is a good choice for those people with high skin acidity or those people who spend a large amount of time in or around salt water.
Besides the above plastic eyeglass frame materials and metal frame materials, there are some other frame materials available, such as aluminum, gold, silver or other biodegradables materials. You can choose the suitable one according to its performance, features, and price.
Titanium is currently too expensive to refine.
It is highly demanding in buckling, stamping, cutting, and welding. The extraction of titanium, like that of aluminum before the 19th century, was quite costly and produced in limited quantities, so it was used only in extremely important fields, such as aerospace, electronics, precision instrument manufacturing, and so on.
Colored translucent frame
Colored translucent lenses have been popular since 2016. Some stars like a warm tan lens. Besides translucent lenses, what's popular this year is that the frames are made in a colorful translucent style. Wearing them can automatically cool down. Stella Mccartney 2020 spring/summer sunglasses are designed with colorful translucent material and a thick frame. In addition, a metal chain is added, which is all the popular elements this year.
Bifocal lenses have two observation areas separated by visible lines, a larger observation distance area, and a smaller reading area. It may take some time for people who are wearing bifocal glasses for the first time to get used to the lenses. This is mainly due to learning how to move the eyes between the observation distance area and the reading area. Some people will also find that there will be an 'image jump' phenomenon at the visible line between the distance and the reading area, especially for those with limited mobility, who must look down when walking. The best way to get used to bifocals is to wear them as much as possible.
The lenses of prescription glasses
Common materials for lenses include glass, resin, and PC. The glass is fragile and heavy, and few people wear it anymore. PC film is tough and not fragile, but it is not resistant to high temperature and the surface is easily scratched. The most common type of lens on the market today is the resin lens, which is light in weight, hard to break, and reasonable in price. At present, it is generally recommended that you choose resin sheets, and it is recommended that people with ultra-high myopia choose glass sheets.
Generally, lenses can be divided into spherical and aspherical surfaces according to different curvature designs. When choosing, refer to the degree of the eye. For people with lower degrees, There are fewer differences between the two shapes. For people with moderate to high myopia, aspherical lenses will have better imaging effects and clearer vision.
When choosing a lens, a parameter that is often mentioned is the refractive index. Common refractive indexes are 1.56, 1.60, 1.67, and 1.74. With the same degree, the higher the refractive index, the thinner the lens.