Eyeglass frames come in a wide range of styles and people are often most keen about choosing a style that suits their face shape. But apart from the style of your eyeglass frame, you should also look into the frame materials.
Lumen Optometric, a trusted scleral optometrist and eyeglass provider, discusses some of the most popular materials used for eyeglass frames.
Titanium is commonly used in designer glasses. It is an excellent material for eyeglass frames and hinges because it is very lightweight, sturdy, hypoallergenic and corrosion-resistant. However, titanium is significantly more expensive than other frame materials. Titanium alloy, which is a combination of titanium and other metals, is typically used as a cheaper alternative to titanium.
Stainless steel is a reliable material for eyeglass materials. It’s durable, strong, hypoallergenic and non-corrosive. It may not be as lightweight as other materials, but it can be easily shaped into ultra-thin eyewear frames. Stainless steel is also flexible, and this usually adds to the comfort of eyeglass wearers. So whether you are wearing glasses most of the time or you’re only using it temporarily while undergoing dry eye treatment, this type of frame material can be really comfortable for you.
Zyl or propionate is typically used in making the plastic frame material. Zyl, which is also known as cellulose acetate, is the most common type of plastic frame material. Meanwhile, propionate is the second most popular plastic frame material. It is hypoallergenic and nylon-based, and it has a different look and feel than other types of plastic.
Lumen Optometric has expertise in different kinds of eye care services. Whether you’re considering Neurolens treatment or you’re simply looking for a new pair of glasses, our staff will ensure that your needs are met. Call us at (626) 921-0199 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.