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How to choose glasses frame material that is the best for you?

Arnold 2021-07-08 18:27:33

Glasses are not only tools for vision correction, but they are also for comfort and style. How to choose the material of an eyeglass frame may be the first thing you want to know, because the quality of a pair of glasses depends on the quality of the frame. Next, experts from Lensmart Online will give you a detailed explanation of how to pick the right material for eyeglass frames.

The best material for spectacle frame should be light weighted, rough, firm, durable, difficult to deform, and not skin-irritant. In general, frames are made from plastic, metal, titanium, and alloys.

Plastic Frames

Pros: Plastic frames are relatively firm, not easy to deform, and hypoallergenic. Plastic eyeglass frame usually has strong edge shielding, beautiful and fashionable appearance.

Cons: As compared to other materials, plastic frames are usually thicker and heavier. They also put a lot of weight on the nose.

Titanium Frames

Pros: Titanium frames are firm, light-weighted, corrosion-resistant, and hypoallergenic. Titanium frames are favored by users who like light-weighted frames. They are also largely worn by business people.

Cons: Titanium frames are slightly more expensive, and they are easily confused with other metal frames.

TR90 Frames

Pros: TR90 is a thermoplastic material that is incredibly durable, resilient, light-weighted, and cheap. They can effectively reduce the pressure on the bridge of the nose.

Cons: There are few options to choose from.

Alloy Frames

Pros: Alloy frames are relatively thin and light with various styles and color options. They usually have better designs and are more fashionable. They are favored by most of the customers today.

Cons: The flexibility and durability are not as good as titanium frames.

How to choose the best frame for different prescriptions?

In fact, different prescriptions mean that you have to choose different frames. Otherwise, you will be uncomfortable wearing them. The wrong frame may even affect your vision.

If you have mild prescription (less than -3.00 diopters), you can choose any kind of frame you like. Of course, the larger the frame, the heavier and thicker the lenses.

If you have moderate prescription (-3.00 to -6.00 diopters), you can choose any type of frame that is not oversized. 50-54mm size of frames are the best.

The best frames for a strong prescription (more than -6.00 diopters) should be small and round or oval. You should avoid large frames.

If you have hyperopia/farsightedness, do not choose a large frame because the diameter of a hyperopia lens is very small, generally no more than 60mm. when the lens is processed, the center point should be shifted according to your own pupillary distance. If the frame is too large, the PD displacement may be inaccurate. This is also applicable for all the other wearers. If your pupillary distance is short, don’t choose oversized frames.

A suitable frame will make you feel comfortable and confident when wearing glasses. Lensmart Online offers a full range of glasses at affordable prices with free international shipping!

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