Metal has been a popular choice for eyeglass frame material, including stainless steel and aluminum alloy. In general, these types of material are sturdy and lightweight. Molded into different styles and colors, metal eyeglasses present a brilliant modern look, which are more durable than standard stainless steel frames as well.
Titanium frames are extremely lightweight, durable and hypoallergenic. Titanium is easy to color, resulting in a polished, modern look. Titanium frames are the perfect frames for active lifestyles or heavy prescriptions.
Flexon is a unique and popular material that can revert to original state if damaged so rightly called “Memory Metal”. The transition temperature of the material is at or below freezing, so Flexon comes back into shape in almost any operating environment. It doesn’t corrode and is lightweight and hypoallergenic.
It is a steel-gray metal that serves as a lower-cost alternative to titanium eyeglasses. Beryllium is an excellent choice for wearers who have high skin acidity or spend a good amount of time in or around salt water due to its inherent corrosion and tarnish resisting properties.
Primarily high-end eyewear designers because of the unique look it creates use aluminum. The eyeglasses produced are weight-less and yet highly corrosion resistant.
An alloy of titanium, copper and chrome. Its feather-weight offers many of the features of titanium without the high cost. Ticral is also strong, durable and available in a variety of colors.
This material, a mixture of a board range of metals is the most widely used material in the manufacture of eyeglasses frames. It is malleable and corrosion-resistant especially if the right kind of plating, such as palladium or other nickel-free options are used.