Metal Eyeglass Frames
Titanium frames are very strong, lightweight, and corrosion-resistant. They are hypoallergenic and that is an important consideration for people who are allergic to certain metals, such as nickel. Titanium frames are one of the strongest eyeglass frames and can be a good choice for older children or for anyone who is rough on their frames. On the other hand, titanium frames come in a variety of colors so you can find your favorite frames easily.
Manufactured in both matte and polished, glossy finishes, stainless steel frames are of durable glasses frames, lightweight and strong, but not as light as titanium. They can be less expensive than other metal frames and are corrosion-resistant.
Flexon, as the name suggests, is a very flexible material. Flexon is an alloy of titanium, which comes back into shape even after it is twisted or bent. These frames are lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and hypoallergenic. These frames are durable and great for active kids.
Less desirable metals: Monel, one of the most common frame metals, is strong and durable, but it can trigger reactions in people allergic to nickel. Cobalt is lightweight, durable, and flexible, but it’s also quite expensive. Aluminum frames are lightweight and attractive, but they’re also stiff, brittle, and prone to snapping.
Plastic Eyeglass Frames
Zyl: Abbreviated from “zylonate” (cellulose acetate), zyl is relatively inexpensive and very popular in plastic eyeglass frames. Lightweight, it is available in a rainbow of colors, including multi-colored versions and layers of different colors within one frame.
Nylon: Over recent years, nylon has been replaced largely by more resilient nylon blends, such as polyamides, gliamides, and copolyamides. While 100% nylon is lightweight and strong, it tends to weaken with age and become brittle. If you want to find the strongest eyeglass frame, you can consider Nylon frames.
Cellulose acetate: For durable glasses frames, acetates are known for being strong, lightweight, and flexible. Cellulose acetate also has the widest range of transparency, rich colors, and finishes. More complex colorations are able to be produced by layering several colors or transparencies in layers and sandwiching them together.
Less desirable plastics: Cellulose acetate, one of the most common eyeglass frame plastics, is inexpensive and flexible, but may become brittle over time. Optyl is lightweight and hypoallergenic but prone to breakage under some circumstances.
Plastic vs Metal Glasses: Which is Better?
One of the most desirable features of the plastic frame is that it is nickel-free. If you enjoy the minimalistic style of metal frames but are sensitive or allergic to metal, plastic eyeglass frames are a good choice. All in all, the reason why plastic eyeglass frames have become a popular choice among eyeglass wearers is that these frames' sturdy, lightweight and adjustable features allow for a wide variety of choices in styles, colors, and patterns, all at a reasonable price.
For the strongest eyeglass frames, metal frames tend to be a lighter, more durable option. If you are rough with your glasses, metal eyeglass frames may be your best choice. A variety of metal frame materials are available, including gold, silver, aluminum, stainless steel, nickel, titanium, and alloys. Adjustable nose pads are another great benefit of a metal frame. If your glasses frames don't fit, they will keep slipping off your face! Tighten your nose pads and your problem is solved. Nose pads also add extra comfort to your frames, reducing the pressure you put on your nose from prolonged wear and tear of plastic frames.
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