When shopping around for new frames for your eyeglasses, you might feel a tad bit overwhelmed due to the wide range of materials and styles available. Plastic is obviously the most popular choice, but there is so much more to frames than just plastic. In today’s post, the local optometrists over at Nova Vision Center gives you a brief overview of other popular frame materials currently available today.
Titanium frames are very durable, lightweight and are corrosion-resistant. They are also hypoallergenic which is great, especially if you are allergic to certain kinds of metals. Since they are very strong, they are ideal for young children who tend to move around a lot and play rough. Titanium or titanium alloy is also the material of choice for expensive designer glasses.
Your eye doctor may also recommend flexon frames if you tend to break your glasses a lot. Flexon is an alloy of titanium and, as the name suggests, is highly flexible and will come back to its original shape even after it is twisted or bent. This is another great option for active children (and adults).
Not as expensive as plastic frames but definitely more affordable than titanium ones, aluminum frames are a great mid-range option. They are passably strong, lightweight, and won’t easily corrode. However, they do lack the “memory metal” characteristics of titanium and titanium alloy frames.
These are a great frame choice if you like to spend a lot of time around salt water as they are extremely corrosion-resistant. It costs less than titanium but is also very lightweight and strong. They are also highly flexible and can easily be adjusted.
Whether you need to come in for a quick eye exam or are looking to get fancy new frames, come on down to Nova Vision Center. Give us a call at (703) 578-3600 or schedule an appointment online today. We serve patients in Virginia including Falls Church and Arlington, VA.