Have Some Fun This Spring Fooling with Frames

Choosing new frames for your eyeglasses can go a long way toward refreshing your look this Spring. The Atlantic Eye optical departments at all 4 office locations continually refresh their wide selection with the latest styles, fashion trends, and high-quality materials. But before you have fun browsing the latest looks at Atlantic Eye, let’s consider some other important factors to keep in mind when selecting your new frames.

Today’s eyeglass frames are made from many types of plastic and metal, and different materials will be right for different people and situations. Our opticians can guide you on what’s right for you.

In general, the two types of frame materials are metal and plastic. Some frames combine materials—for example, a frame with plastic surrounding the lenses and temple pieces made from titanium. Here are some pros and cons for the most popular types of frames:

Frames made from metal generally hold up well against wear and tear.

• Titanium frames are strong, lightweight, corrosion-resistant. They are hypoallergenic and come in a variety of colors. If you tend to be rough on glasses or have allergies to other metals like nickel, titanium may be a good choice for you.
• Stainless steel is durable and lightweight, but not as light as titaniam. They are also hypoallergenic.
• Aluminum is sometimes used in high-end frames. It is corrosion-resistant, flexible, and strong.

Plastic frames are a popular choice. Usually, they are less expensive than metal, are lightweight, and come in a variety of colors and styles. A disadvantage is that they may break more easily than metal frames, and colors may fade over time.

Rimless or drilled frames are lightweight. Trivex or polycarbarbonate lenses work with these types of frames.

Atlantic Eye opticians use a customized process to help you find the new frames that fit your individual personality as well as your face. They provide the kind of personalized, professional service not offered at chain eyeglass stores or mail-order websites. Come into any of our optical departments to select a new frame that complements you and your lifestyle!