Sponsored Brief: What makes a high quality eyeglass frame actually ‘High Quality’?
Last updated 12/13/2018 at Noon
There are two basic types of frames, metal and plastic. But metal isn’t just metal, and not all plastics are created equal.
There are about a half dozen different metals, ranging from the very common Monel to the exotic Titanium and Beryllium. There are pros and cons to each.
Monel is affordable and widely available in different colors and styles. It’s also fairly durable but can fall out of adjustment more easily.
Titanium is super light and very strong. It holds an adjustment well, but is more expensive and not available in as many styles.
There are two main ways of making plastic...