Plastic-Looking Materials

Material

Regular Plastic

Ultem

Acetate (Cellulose Acetate )

TR90 (Thermoplastic Elastomer)

Process

Machine Made

Machine Made

Handcrafted

Machine Made

Durability and Flexibility

Not Flexible, can crack at high Temperature

Highly Flexible and Durable

Durable yet flexible

Highly Flexible and Durable

Weight

Light Weight

Ultra-Light Weight

Medium Weight (most branded Frames)

Ultra-Light Weight

Long Lasting

May Slightly Expands over time

Highly Flexible and Durable

Maintains its shape and sheen with age/temperature

Maintains its shape and sheen with age/temperature

Corrosion/ Scratches

Medium Resistance to Corrosion

Excellent Resistance to Corrosion

Excellent Resistance to Corrosion

Excellent Resistance to Corrosion

Optician’s comments

Not recommended in Eyeglasses

Recommended. Perfect material for performance eyewear

Recommended.

Perfect material for Fashion Eyewear

Recommended. Perfect material for performance eyewear

Optician’s Rating

2/5

5/5

5/5

5/5







 

Metal-Looking Materials

 

Material

Alloy

Beryllium

Titanium

     Aluminium

Stainless

Steel

Process

Machine Made

Machine Made

Machine Made

 

Machine Made

Machine Made

Durability and Flexibility

Not Flexible

Highly Flexible and Durable

Highly Flexible and Durable

Highly Flexible and Durable

Highly Flexible and Durable

Weight

Medium Weight

Light Weight

Ultra-Light Weight

 

Light Weight

Light Weight

Long Lasting

May Slightly Expands over time

Maintains its shape and sheen with age/temperature

Maintains its shape and sheen with age/temperature

May Slightly Expands over time

Maintains its shape and sheen with age/temperature

Corrosion/ Scratches

Medium Resistance to Corrosion

Medium Resistance to Corrosion

Excellent Resistance to Corrosion

Excellent Resistance to Corrosion

Excellent Resistance to Corrosion

Optician’s comments

Recommended.

Perfect For Daily Use

 

Recommended. Perfect material for performance eyewear

Recommended. Perfect material for performance eyewear

 

Optician’s Rating

3/5

3.5/5

5/5

 

4/5

3.5/5





Other Materials:

 

Material

Wood

Rubber

Carbon

Nylon

Process

Handcrafted

Machine Made

Handcrafted

Machine Made

Durability and Flexibility

Not Flexible

Highly Flexible and Durable

Highly Flexible and Durable

Highly Flexible and Durable

Weight

Medium Weight

Light Weight

Light Weight

Light Weight

Long Lasting

May Slightly Expands over time

May Slightly Expands over time

Maintains its shape and sheen with age/temperature

May Slightly Expands over time

Corrosion/ Scratches

Medium Resistance to Corrosion

Medium Resistance to Corrosion

Excellent Resistance to Corrosion

Medium Resistance to Corrosion

Optician’s comments

Recommended.

Perfect material for Fashion Eyewear

Recommended.

Perfect material for Sports Eyewear

Recommended. Perfect material for performance eyewear

 

Optician’s Rating

4/5

5/5

4/5

3/5