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Materials for making eyeglasses frame

December 21st, 2009

Modern science of materials offers the world a wider option of materials manufacturing eyeglass frames. The choice of different materials makes the eyeglasses frame differ in look, color, durability, lightness, price and its other factors.

In the present eyeglasses frame industry, two major materials are metal and plastic. Titanium is the most popular material for eyeglasses frame due to its strength, lightweight and corrosion-free features. As pure titanium is too high in cost, people developed titanium alloy by combining other metals like nickel and copper. Memory alloy is a kind of titanium alloy which roughly consists of 50% titanium and 50% nickel. Eyeglasses frame in memory metal may be wrenched or bended and can still restore to its previous look and shape.

Stainless steel is another major metal used in making eyeglasses frame. It is also strong, corrosion-free and light in weight.

Plastic is a very useful material for eyeglasses frame. Plastic is easily moldable and thus the use of plastic greatly reduces the cost of eyeglasses frame. Two major plastic materials are acetate and nylon. Acetate offers wide variety of colors and color combinations. Nylon and nylon-based materials are mainly used in making sports eyeglasses frame which features its strength, durability and lightweight.

Actually, contemporary eyeglasses frame uses both metal and plastic to make the frame look vivid and stylish, as eyeglasses frame is more a piece of fashion ornament.

How to take care of eyeglass frame

December 4th, 2009

Eyeglass frame is the major part for composing a pair of glasses. Normally eyeglass frame is made of plastic or metal, so we need to remember the following tips to take better care of eyeglass frame.

1. Put your glasses in the protective case so that the eyeglass frame will not be twisted or bended by accident, and also to prevent the eyeglass frame from exposing to chemicals and salt which is harmful to it.

2. When you lie down or sleep, please take off your eyeglass frame from your face to avoid rolling onto your side.

3. Use a soft micro cloth to wipe off your perspiration in case the salt from sweat may erode he metal structure of the eyeglass frame, especially the slim part holding the nose pad.

4. Prepare a small screwdriver to check and tighten the screws which are loose.

5. Do not take off the eyeglass frame fro your face one-handedly. Simutaneously lifting the two temples from ears will decrease the possibility of changing the shape of eyeglass frame.

6. Please go to visit a vision service center for periodical adjustments of eyeglass frame if you find it difficult to do it by yourself.

As a pair of eyeglass frame will cost you hundreds of dollars and glasses is a vision aid, a perfect care of eyeglass frame and lenses is fundamentally necessary.