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When we are choosing quality eyewear we are mostly concerned about the style, shape, trendy colors, and price of the thing. Yet there are some more important factors which we need to take into account to be totally satisfied with buying the new accessory. So what else should we look out for when shopping for new eyeglasses or sunglasses? Surely we should draw attention to all the benefits and disadvantages of the material which eyeglasses are made of. It is a really important condition that the materials from which eyewear is crafted should be high-quality. We need to know general material properties: its flexibility, durability, and corrosion resistance. Maybe you also care about the weight of the item and whether it is hypoallergenic or not.

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Different materials are suitable for different people and different conditions play a huge and surely important role in the creation of your unique aesthetic. Right material selection is also important for your comfort. Frames for sunglasses and prescription glasses are made of three types of materials and their combinations: plastic, metal, and natural raw materials. Each of them has many varieties. So, for the manufacture of plastic frames used cellulose acetate, carbon fiber, nylon, optical, and others while metal frames can be titanium, aluminum, and steel. For people who prefer exclusive accessories and are willing to pay decently for them, there are frames with silver, gold, or platinum plating.

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Natural raw materials - wood and buffalo horns - are suitable for those who seek something truly unique and uncommon. Such frames are usually handmade, they are not mass-produced and the number of models is quite limited. So such glasses are exclusive and will emphasize your status. They are much more expensive in comparison with other materials, but they attract with their unique beauty. Made from a natural material, wood glasses are beneficial for those who may be allergic to synthetic materials and metals. Wearing a pair of wood or horn eyewear eliminates some people’s concerns about allergies. In addition, horn frames hardly trap any heat. That gives a pleasant and comfortable feeling when wearing them.

It’s undoubtedly that eyeglasses play a huge part in lifestyle accessories. If before they were used only for vision improvement and reading newspapers, magazines, and books, today they are an indispensable part of the wardrobe. Eyeglasses are worn as often as other accessories, because without them your outfit may seem incomplete. Therefore, it is important to decorate glasses in new ways. Semi-precious, precious stones, as well as crystals, are used as stunning and uncommon decorative elements. The most popular are onyx, turquoise, and Swarovski crystals. Not so long ago well-known designers began to add velvet for the decoration of eyeglass frames as well. In the search for new avant-garde solutions, designers experiment with various textile fibers and leather.

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Another well-known and top-rated material in glasses craftsmanship is titanium. Such stuff is famous due to its flexibility and also eyewear made from this material is able to curve without a crush. Plus titanium frames of the eyewear are able to curve to a big degree and later will return to their original shape even after the bending. Titanium is solid and durable, but at the same time, it is a lightweight metal. An interesting fact is that titanium frames can be used for between one to four years, but if you are taking care of them properly they can be in excellent shape for up to 10 years. Metal frames have similar properties to the previous material. This stuff is also extremely strong and won’t let you down under any circumstances.  In addition, such frames resist corrosion and are relatively thin.

Those who love nature will be pleased with the opportunity to buy glasses made of recycled environmentally-friendly materials. Today it is very important to take care of nature. Groundbreaking companies including many eyewear brands and manufacturers are turning their attention to creating products from biodegradable materials. Recycled wood, fishing nets, leather, vinyl records, aluminum, and even coffee grounds, flax, and wheat are used to produce the sunglasses and recyclable cases. Such frames decompose 100 times faster than ordinary plastic glasses. With recycled sunglasses, you are creating no extra waste and will also have the chance to get your hands on some of the most innovative designs.

Another high-quality but, at the same time, eco-friendly material is acetate. The problem of the environment has become widely known today. It also touched eyewear too. An important condition is that glasses crafted from this material have hypoallergenic qualities that are weighty and important for everyone. Acetate is made with cellulose, which you can find in plants. As follows, such eyewear is crafted from natural and renewable sources. This gives to acetate frames a number of improvements such as a lightweight and comfortable feeling on your face. Read some tips about materials to discover more about them, make the best choice, and enjoy your glasses for a long, long time. You can find a huge range of glasses that are made from top-rated materials at our shop online.