What Are The Different Types Of Sunglasses Frame Materials Available?


Sunglasses are the most used accessories across the world. People have multiple sunglasses at their collection to match with their outfit. There is no denying the fact that sunglasses help you to hide your eyes and conceal your age. They enhance your personality and overall look other than just protecting your eyes from sunrays. There are different types of materials used in the construction of sunglasses frame. You can find plastic, metal and wood sunglasses in the market. You have to know the characteristics of them before buying.

Plastic Frame –

Thick plastic frame sunglasses are the most popular as they are more affordable and lightweight. They open up for creative options and color varieties. The popular rainbow stripes in the frame are only possible in the plastic frame. They are actually made of Zylonite and they are layers of colors on them. Some manufacturers use nylon-based plastic which is hypoallergenic. They are also more glossy and transparent. Apart from that, nylon itself is used in the construction of plastic frame sunglasses especially when they are sports sunglasses. They are resistant to heat and cold and quite stiff. All Wayfarer, square, rectangular, and oval sunglasses use the plastic frame.

Metal Frame –

After plastic, metal frame sunglasses are most popular. These frames are very thin as you see in aviators. They are all hypoallergenic and best for those having sensitive skin. Among the metals, titanium, beryllium, stainless steel, Flexon, and aluminum are used in eyewear construction. Beryllium is steel grey in color and very lightweight. They do not tarnish or corrode easily. Titanium sunglasses are slightly expensive and they can have multiple colors based on the alloy they are made of. As an alternative, stainless steel and aluminum frames are used. Flexon is an alloy with titanium as the base metal.

Wood Frame –

The wood sunglasses are on the rise in the popularity parameters for the last few years. They have the perfect combination of retro frame and modern lenses. They are lightweight and ready to take bumps. It is their uniqueness that makes the person wearing them stand out easily.

Apart from these, there can be custom-made sunglasses out of precious metals, stones, leather, and whatnot.

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