The use of stylish and economical prescription glasses is increasing with every passing day. The material of these glasses plays an extremely important role in determining their overall quality. Let’s take a look at different types of material available for cheap prescription glasses.
Different types of metals are being used in the formation of frames of prescription glasses. These include:
Titanium is a light-gray metal which is highly durable, corrosion-resistant, lightweight, and strong. Titanium and beta-titanium are popular materials for eyeglass frames. Owing to its strong nature and durability, titanium is also being used in the formation of different devices, such as; spacecrafts, implantable medical devices, and a lot more.
The eyeglass frames made up of titanium are available in different colors and are hypoallergenic in nature. In order to increase the versatility, eyeglass frames are also manufactured with an alloy of titanium i.e. a mixture of titanium with other metals like nickel or copper. These alloys are also highly durable and available in affordable prices.
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Monel is a mixture of a wide range of metals. It’s the most famous choice for the formation of eyeglass frames because of its high malleability and corrosion-resistant property. Monel is hypoallergenic in nature, but those people who’re prone to skin allergies might get irritable skin when this metal remains in direct contact with their eyes or skin for a long time period. In order to prevent these cases of allergies, Monel frames with palladium coating are available.
Flexon is an alloy of titanium. It was developed by a renowned eyeglass manufacturer ‘Marchon’. It’s a unique material for frames and is popularly known as ‘memory metal’. This is because flexon can regain its original shape even after being excessively twisted or bent. The frames made up of flexon are also hypoallergenic, lightweight, and corrosion-resistant in nature.
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Stainless steel frames are an alloy of steel with chromium. These frames contain 15 to 30% chromium because of which they become highly resistant to abrasion, corrosion, and heat. These frames are famous with people who desire sleek and shiny eyeglass frames.
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Plastic is a highly lightweight eyeglass frame material which is available in affordable prices. Zyl is the most widely used plastic frame material. It’s made up of Cellulose Acetate Or Zylonite and available in all the colors of rainbow. The most fashionable plastic frames are laminated zyl frames. You can also choose different colors for the inside and outside of the eyeglass frame. Light-colored insides of an eyeglass frame assist in providing a clearer vision as the light color of the frame doesn’t distract your vision or reflect in your eyes. Check out this beautiful acetate frame:
Another hypoallergenic plastic material is nylon which is made up of Cellulose Acetate Propionate. This plastic material is glossy, shiny and transparent. Nylon frames also contain Troamid and Grilamid materials which make these frames highly flexible and heat-resistant. Owing to its great flexibility, nylon frames are also available in wraparound style.
Unique and Unusual Frame Materials
Wood, Buffalo Bone and Horn Frames
These frames are a bit expensive and exclusively handmade. Although these materials are less flexible and adjustable as compared to other eyeglass frame materials, their beauty and classy look make them stand out from the lot. These materials are also corrosion-resistant and adapt to a person’s body temperature. Check out this unique wood texture frames:
Marveloptics.com, which is the number one online prescription eyeglass store, offers a wide variety of eyeglass frame materials which include metal, titanium, wood and plastic frames. You can now purchase a customized eyeglass frame made up of your favorite material from the comfort of your home!