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Which Eyeglass Frame Material Should You Use?

In the past, you have two options when it comes to the material of choice for your eyeglasses: metal or plastic. Fortunately, times have changed.

You have more options when it comes to style, color, and material but more choice can mean more than a headache when it comes to shopping. It's important to know what each ingredient can do you for you, the wearer before you decide to buy.

There are a few things to consider before choosing eyeglass frames in New York – skin tone, personality, and lifestyle should all factor into your decision of frame material.

There are many different materials to choose from: plastic, flexon, metals, and titanium. Each material has its own strengths and weaknesses.

Plastic frames are favorites given their flexibility. Zylonite (also known as ZYL or cellulose acetate) is lightweight and creative options for glasses because you can get it in almost every color in the rainbow.

If you're into sports and lead an active lifestyle, choosing to frame a mixture of nylon with other materials – it creates a material that is resistant to heat and cool plus it's more flexible.

Metal frames are a favorite among people who crave the classic style. Monel is the material most widely used in glass manufacturing, and it is a mixture of various metals. It is not susceptible to corrosion but is not 100 percent corrosion-resistant.