Frame Material: A Spectrum of Choices
Simon Eye Associates sells a variety of eyeglasses frames featuring many different types of materials. The one you choose will depend on your lifestyle, fashion sense and purpose for wearing glasses. Here are some of the materials we feature:
- Magnesium: This material is lighter than both titanium and aluminum, and is quite durable and hypoallergenic. Its high cost is why it’s perfect for the high-end frame market, as it costs about 50 percent more than aluminum or steel.
- Beryllium: Stronger than steel and 30% lighter than aluminum, beryllium is corrosion and tarnish resistant. It contains no nickel, with the ability to withstand very high temperatures. It’s lightweight, durable, flexible and comes in many colors.
- Pure Aluminum: Soft and lightweight, this material can easily be sculpted. Despite that, it’s still quite strong, plus it’s recyclable.
- Titanium: This high-strength, lightweight material features unique designs and colors. It’s as strong as steel, hypoallergenic, and corrosion resistant, but it is more expensive than other materials.
- Ticral: An alloy of titanium, this nickel-free and hypoallergenic option is lightweight and offers many of the features of titanium without the high price tag. It’s strong, durable and available in a variety of colors.
- Stainless Steel: As an alloy of iron and carbon steel with chromium and other elements, this material won’t rust or stain. It’s durable, light weight, and sleek in appearance, plus it won’t corrode and it’s hypoallergenic.
- Nickel Titanium: Also known as NI-TI, this materials is more flexible than steel and lighter than standard metals, featuring high flexibility.
- Monel: This nickel alloy contains nickel, copper and iron. It’s one of the more commonly used frame materials on the market, perfect for those areas of the face that need more rigid elements, such as the temples.
- Plastic: Available in many style and material options, these come in many colors, laminations, patterns, and fabrics. They also happen to be lightweight, versatile and easily molded into wrap-around styles.
- Gliamides and Grilamid: These high-end materials are used for sports and performance frames, constructed of a high-quality thermoplastic material that is shock-resistant, lightweight and non-allergenic.
- Combination frames: These combine the sleek look of metal with the colors and thickness of plastic.
Our experienced opticians will help you select the perfect frames and frame materials for your need and budget.
Come See our Materials at Simon Eye Associates
Come on in to touch, see and feel the many materials our frames are available in. Call Simon Eye Associates at 302-239-1933.